The Abel Prize Laureate 2012

The Abel Prize Laureate 2012

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2012 to

Endre Szemerédi

Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, and Department of Computer Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

"for his fundamental contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory."

Citation by the Abel Committee
Press Release
Professor Timothy Gowers on Endre Szemerédi
The 2012 Abel Lectures
The Abel Prize Ceremony 2012

The Abel Prize was awarded for the tenth time at the University Aula in Oslo, 22 May. See video of the ceremony below:















The Hungarian-American mathematician Endre Szemerédi received the 2012 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald at the award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, 22 May. The Minister of Education and Research, Kristin Halvorsen, the President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters Nils Chr. Stenseth and Chair of the Abel Committee Ragni Piene gave speeches at the ceremony.

Read more: The Abel Prize Ceremony 2012


See pictures

Endre Szemerédi is interviewed by the two mathematicians  Martin Raussen og Christian Skau:


The TV-interview with Endre Szemerédi was broadcasted on the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK)

Endre Szemerédi interviewed by Tonje Steinsland at the reception after the award ceremony:
(Only Sound)

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