The 2009 Abel Prize Ceremony

The Russian-French mathematician Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France received the 2009 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald at an award ceremony in Oslo, 19 May. Her Majesty Queen Sonja also attended the award ceremony.

Mikhail Gromov  received the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald. Photo: ScanpixMikhail Gromov received the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald. Photo: Scanpix
The Minister of Research and Higher Education, Tora Aasland, was among the many other prominent persons present. The Abel Prize that carries a cash award of NOK 6,000,000 (close to € 700,000, US$ 950,000), is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
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The 2009 Abel Prize was awarded to Mikhail Gromov for his revolutionary contributions to geometry. Kristian Seip, the chairman of the Abel Committee, elaborated on this in his speech at the award ceremony: – Mikhail Gromov is a remarkably creative mathematician. He is always in pursuit of new questions and is constantly thinking of new ideas for solutions of long-standing problems. The work of Gromov will for a long time to come continue to be a source of inspiration for many important mathematical discoveries. 

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Mikhail Gromov. Foto: ScanpixMikhail Gromov. Foto: Scanpix
King Harald arrives banquet at Akershus castle government held in honor of Mikhail Gromov. Tora Aasland hosted the banquet. Foto: ScanpixKing Harald arrives banquet at Akershus castle government held in honor of Mikhail Gromov. Tora Aasland hosted the banquet. Foto: Scanpix
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