The Abel Year 2008

The Abel Prize Laureates 2008

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2008 to

John Griggs Thompson

Graduate Research Professor, University of Florida, and

Jacques Tits

Professor Emeritus, Collège de France

"for their profound achievements in algebra and in particular for shaping modern group theory"

The Abel Prize Award Ceremony

His Majesty King Harald presented the Abel Prize for 2008 to the two mathematicians, John Griggs Thompson of the USA and Jacques Tits of France. The ceremony took place in the University of Oslo Aula, May 20. The King was accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Sonja.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interview with Abel Laureates

John Griggs Thompson and Jacques Tits interviewed by two mathematicians, Martin Raussen and Christian Skau

The 2008 Abel Lectures

The Abel Laureates John Griggs Thompson and Jacques Tits gave their prize lectures at the University of Oslo. The invited speakers were Michel Broué and Alex Lubotzky.

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The laureates and the rector of University of Oslo (!!!) at the Abellectures.

 

 

 

 

 





The laureates and the rector of University of Oslo (!!!).

John Thompson: Dirichlet series and SL(2,Z),

Jacques Tits: Algebraic simple groups and buildings

Michel Broué: Building Cathedrals and breaking down Reinforced Concrete Walls

Alex Lubotzky: Simple groups, buildings and applications

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Abel Monument

The Abel Laureate honoured Niels Henrik Abel
by laying down a wreath at the Abel Monument.

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The announcement

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awarded the Abel Prize for 2008 to John Griggs Thompson, University of Florida and Jacques Tits, Collège de France.

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Drammensveien 78
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Fax: + 47 22 12 10 99
E-mail: abelprisen@dnva.no
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