### Record turnout for Atiyah’s Abel Lecture at ICM in Rio

1250 mathematicians from all over the world filled the big conference hall in Rio de Janeiro on Monday the 6^{th} of August to listen to Sir Michael Atiyah’s Abel Lecture, “The Future of Mathematical Physics: New ideas in old bottles”.

### Sir Michael Atiyah gives Abel lecture at ICM in Rio

Sir Michael Atiyah who receiced the Abel Prize in 2004, shared with Isadore Singer, will give the Abel Lecture at ICM in Rio on the 6th of August. He has titled the lecture: "The Future of Mathematical Physics: new ideas in old bottles". Atiyah will be introduced by Jacob Palis, former president of the International Mathematical Union and a member of the Abel Committee.

(26.07.2018) Read more### Robert P. Langlands received the Abel Prize from H.M. King Harald

In the University Aula in Oslo, surrounded by Munch's paintings and a diverse mathematical audience, Robert P. Langlands was today, May 22, awarded the Abel Prize for 2018 by H.M. King Harald. Langlands received the award of 6 million NOK “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.” The Langlands program is frequently described as a grand unified theory of mathematics.

(22.05.2018) Read more### The Abel lectures 2018

Abel Laureate Robert Langlands gave his prize lecture titled "*On the geometric theory" *at the University of Oslo on the 23th of May. John Rognes, chair of the Abel committee, introduced Langlands to an almost full auditorium. Langlands' lecture was followed by two others talks, by Jim Arthur and Edward Frenkel. Watch the lectures live

### Would you like to attend the 2018 Abel Prize award ceremony?

The Abel Prize award ceremony takes place at 22 may 2018, 14:00 in the University Aula in Oslo, Norway. His Majesty King Harald V will present the prize to this year’s laureate, Robert P. Langlands. The ceremony is open, but requires registration. For registration, click here.

(11.04.2018) Read more### Archive

# Welcome to the Abel Prize

The Abel Prize was established on 1 January 2002. The purpose is to award the Abel Prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics. The prize amount is 6 million NOK (about 750,000 Euro) and was awarded for the first time on 3 June 2003.

## Arrangementer i tiden fremover

19 March 2019 at 12:00

### Abel Prize announcement

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Hans Petter Graver, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, will announce the winner of the 2019 Abel Prize. Hans Munthe-Kaas, chair of the Abel committee, will then give the reasons for the awarding of the prize. The announcement will be transmitted as a live webcast.

20 May 2019 at 17:00

### Wreath-laying ceremony at the Abel Monument

Location: Royal Palace Grounds, Oslo

The Abel Laureate will honour Niels Henrik Abel by laying down a wreath at the Abel Monument. John Grue, chair of the Abel board, will give a speech.

20 May 2019 at 17:30

### Dinner in honour of the Abel Laureate

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will host a dinner in honour of the Abel Laureate. Among the invited guests will be members of the Abel committee and the Abel board, members of the Academy's mathematics group and visiting mathematicians from many countries. By invitation only.

21 May 2019 at 14:00

### Abel Prize award ceremony

Location: University Aula in Oslo, Norway

The Laureate will receive the Abel Prize at an award ceremony in the University Aula. The ceremony will be followed by a reception at the nearby theatre Det Norske Teatret where the Laureate will be interviewed in front of a live audience.

21 May 2019 at 19:00

### The Abel Prize Banquet

Location: Akershus Castle, Oslo

The Abel Prize Banquet in honour of the Laureate is hosted by the Norwegian Government. By invitation only.

22 May 2019

### The Abel Lectures

Location: Georg Sverdrups hus, University of Oslo

The Abel Laureate will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo. This will be followed by two other lectures related to the prize winner's work.

**Short film about Robert Langlands**

### The Abel lectures

### Public interview with Robert Langlands

### The Abel Prize Award Ceremony

The registration for the Abel Prize 2018 events is now open.

### The Abel Prize Events Registration

**2018:** Robert Langlands**2017:** Yves Meyer**2016: **Sir Andrew J. Wiles**2015:** John F. Nash Jr. & Louis Nirenberg **2014**:Yakov G. Sinai**2013:** Pierre Deligne**2012**: Endre Szemerédi**2011**: John Milnor**2010**: John Torrence Tate**2009**: Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov **2008**: John Griggs Thompson and Jacques Tits **2007**: Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan **2006**: Lennart Carleson **2005**: Peter D. Lax **2004**: Sir Michael Francis Atiyah and Isadore M. Singer **2003**: Jean-Pierre Serre

The exceptional Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel was born on 5 August 1802. When he died, only 26 years old, he left a large body of work, including the first proof of the general binomial theorem, which had been stated by Newton and Euler.

We present his life story and links to his works in the Niels Henrik Abel section of this website.

collaborates with the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to stimulate the interest in mathematics both domestically and internationally, in particular aimed at children and the young and the developing countries.

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). Through a formal agreement between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, the Abel Prize is part of the Forum.

Read more: heidelberg-laureate-forum.org

The Board for the Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund has established an annual Abel Symposium, which is administrated by the Norwegian Mathematical Society.

**The Abel Symposium 2016** "Computation and Combinatorics in Dynamics, Stochastics and Control" will take place August 16-19, at Barony Rosendal, Norway. More information here.