# The Abel Year 2009

Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov received the 2009 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald at the award ceremony in Oslo, 19 May. Her Majesty Queen Sonja also attended the award ceremony.

**Mikhail Gromov ****is interviewed by the two ****mathematicians Martin Raussen og Christian Skau:**

**Video: **Watch the interview

**The lectures were held at the University of Oslo 20 May 2009.**

**Mikhail Gromov: **The Abel lecture

**Jeff Cheeger: ** How does he do it?

**Martin Bridson: **Geometry everywhere: Fiat lux!

**Popular science lecture by Guillermo Sapiro:**One small step for Gromov, one giant leap for shape analysis: A window into the 2009 Abel Laureate's contribution in computer vision and computer graphics

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Professor Øyvind Østerud, announced the winner of the Abel Prize 2009, 26. March.

The Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians for 2008 was presented to the Brazilian mathematician Enrique R. Pujals at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo on 20 May.