### John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg share the Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to the American mathematicians John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg “for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.” The President of the Academy, Kirsti Strøm Bull, announced the new laureates today 25 March. They will receive the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald at a ceremony in Oslo on 19 May.

(25.03.2015) Read more### Abel Prize announcement March 25th

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Kirsti Strøm Bull, will announce the winner of the Abel Prize 2015 on the 25th of March at 11 GMT (12 noon in Oslo, Norway). The announcement will be transmitted live from the Academy.

(18.03.2015) Read more### Abel in Paris, January 28th 2015

#### Lecture by Abel laureate Mikhail Gromov

The Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris will host the "Abel in Paris" event in the afternoon of Wednesday January 28th. In connection with the final meeting of the current Abel committee, whose task it is to select the Abel prize laureate for 2015, there will be an afternoon of lectures, aimed at a broad mathematical audience, by Abel laureate Mikhail Gromov (IHES) and Abel committee members Éva Tardos (Cornell) and Rahul Pandharipande (ETH Zürich).

(22.12.2014) 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

18 May 2015 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. Kristian Ranestad, chair of the Abel board, will give a speech. Music. The event is open to the public.

18 May 2015 at 18:00

### Dinner in honour of the Abel Laureate

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The Norwegian Academy 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.

19 May 2015 at 14:00

### Abel Prize Award Ceremony

Location: University Aula, Oslo, Norway

The Abel Laureate will receive the Abel Prize at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo, Norway. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and an interview with the Abel Laureate in front of a live audience.

19 May 2015 at 19:00

### Abel Prize Banquet

Location: Akershus Castle, Oslo

The Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, will host the banquet that the Norwegian government gives in honour of the Abel Laureate at Akershus Castle.

20 May 2015 at 10:00

### Abel Lectures and Science Lecture

Location: University of Oslo, Georg Sverdrup's House, Auditorium 1

The Abel Laureate will give his/her prize lecture at the University of Oslo. This will be followed by two other Abel Lectures and a Science Lecture.

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)