# The Abel Year 2007

The Norwegian King and Queen, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Education and Research all took part in the celebration of the Abel Laureate Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan. His Majesty King Harald presented the Abel Prize for 2007 to Varadhan at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo 22 May.

**Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan ****is interviewed by the two ****mathematicians Christian Skau and Martin Raussen:**

**Video:** Watch the interview

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** Watch the lectures**

**The Abel lectures was held at the University of Oslo**

Srinivasa Varadhan: A Short History of Large Deviations

George Papanicolaou: Stochastic Analysis in Finance"

Ofer Zeitouni: Large Deviations at Work

Terry Lyons: Modelling Diffusive Systems

Thursday 24 May Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan travelled to Trondheim where he gave a lecture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Varadhan also visited a math circus in the town centre where hundreds of children turned up to meet him.

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Professor Jan Fridthjof Bernt, announced the winner of the Abel Prize 2007, 22. March.

Jorge Lauret (38) of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina is the winner of the 2007 Srinivasa Ramanujan Prize. Jorge Lauret received the prize at an award ceremony 3 December 2007 at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. ICTP Director Katepalli R. Sreenivasan presented the prize to Jorge Lauret.