The Abel Year 2005

The Abel Prize Laureate 2005

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2005 to

Peter D. Lax

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

"for his groundbreaking contributions to the theory and application of partial differential equations and to the computation of their solutions."

The Award Ceremony

Peter D. Lax received the Abel Prize 2005 from HRH the Crown Prince Regent of Norway at a ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo 24 May. HM the Queen was also present at the award ceremony.

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Tv-interview with the laureate
Obligatorisk!

Peter D. Lax interviewed by the mathematicians Martin Raussen and Christian Skau.

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The Abel Lectures

Peter D. Lax gave his Abel Lecture at the University of Oslo on 25 May. Three other prominent mathematicians gave honourary lectures.

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Program

Abstract Phragmen-Lindelöf theorem Saint Venant's principle:
Peter D. Lax, Abel Laureate 2005, New York University

Systems of conservation laws
:

Professor Sebastian Noelle, CMA Oslo/RWTH Aachen

Hyperbolic equations and spectral geometry:
Professor Peter Sarnak, Princeton University

Rigourous semiclassical asymptotics for integrable systems: The KdV and focusing NLS cases:
Professor Stephanos Venakides, Duke University

The announcement

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters decided to award the Abel Prize for 2005 to Peter D. Lax, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.This was announced by chair of the Abel committee Erling Stømer (right).

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Viana received the first Ramanujan Prize

Marcelo Viana (43), Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Brazil, received the first ever Srinivasa Ramanujan Prize that carries a $ 10,000 cash award donated by the Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund.

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