### The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters deeply mourns the death of John F. and Alicia Nash

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters deeply mourns the sudden death of John Forbes Nash Jr. and Alicia Nash. On Tuesday May 19th, John Forbes Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg received the Abel Prize in mathematics from His Majesty King Harald. The Academy was greatly honoured that both laureates and their wives came to Norway to receive the Abel Prize for 2015. After memorable days with the Abel Prize ceremony in Oslo and Abel Prize lectures in Oslo and Bergen, it is deeply tragic that John Forbes Nash Jr. and Alicia Nash passed away during their journey home. Our heartfelt condolences go to the family of John F. and Alicia Nash.

(26.05.2015) Read more### John F. Nash, Jr. and his wife Alicia killed in car accident

John F. Nash, Jr., who together with Louis Nirenberg received the Abel Prize on Tuesday 19 May, was killed in a taxi accident on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday afternoon local time. Nash (86) and his wife Alicia (82) were on their way home after a week of Abel celebrations in Oslo and Bergen when they were both killed in the car crash.

(25.05.2015) Read more### Nash and Nirenberg received the Abel Prize from the King of Norway

John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg received the 2015 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald V at the award ceremony in Oslo on 19 May. The two American mathematicians receive the prize "for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis." The laureates share the 6 mill NOK (about EUR 700,000 or USD 750,000) prize money.

(20.05.2015) 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

The registration for the Abel Prize 2015 events is now open.

### The Abel Prize 2015 Events Registration

March 25

11 GMT | 12:00 noon Norwegian time

## Watch the rerun of the announcement here

**2015:** John F. Nash Jr. & Louis Nirenberg **2014**:Yakov G. Sinai

**Pierre Deligne**

2013:

2013:

**: Endre Szemerédi**

2012

2012

**: John Milnor**

2011

2011

**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 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 2014

The Abel Symposium “Statistical analysis for high dimensional data” will be organized May 5–9, 2014, in Kabelvåg in Lofoten, Norway.

More about the Abel Symposium 2014

The Abel Prize 2003-2007: The First Five Years

Kim Helsvig - The Abel Prize: The Missing Nobel in Mathematics? (PDF)