Youth and maths at Oslo Chatedral School

The winners of the Abel competitions from Norway, Germany and France will meet at Niels Henrik Abel's own school to a celebration in his memory on Monday 24th of May. The Abel Laureates 2004 will also be present.
Paul Jasper, the headmaster og Oslo Chatedral School, og professor Jens Erik Fenstad, chairman of the Abel Board, will welcome the guests of honour, Sir Michael Atiyah and Isadore Singer. Paul Jasper will start by taking us through the history of the school that dates back to 1153. Jon Strand, the leader of the students' association, will host this event. The winners of the competition "The Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel in the French tradition, three students from L'Institution des Chartreux in Lyon, will present their project on Abel's famous Paris treatise. The winners of the Norwegian KappAbel-competition will present their project about music and mathematics. The Abel Lauretates will present prizes for the Norwegian winners of the Abel competitions. After the event in the assembly hall it will be possible to follow a guided tour around the school. Oslo Cathedral School posesses a unique collection of books, some of them several hundred years old. By studying the protocols from the library it is possible to tell which books Abel read.

The Abel lectures 2018

Abel Laureate Robert Langlands gave his prize lecture titled "On the geometric theory" at the University of Oslo on the 23th of May. John Rognes, chair of the Abel committee, introduced Langlands to an almost full auditorium. Langlands' lecture was followed by two others talks, by Jim Arthur and Edward Frenkel. Watch the lectures live

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Robert P. Langlands received the Abel Prize from H.M. King Harald

In the University Aula in Oslo, surrounded by Munch's paintings and a diverse mathematical audience, Robert P. Langlands was today, May 22, awarded the Abel Prize for 2018 by H.M. King Harald. Langlands received the award of 6 million NOK “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.” The Langlands program is frequently described as a grand unified theory of mathematics.

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Would you like to attend the 2018 Abel Prize award ceremony?

The Abel Prize award ceremony takes place at 22 may 2018, 14:00 in the University Aula in Oslo, Norway. His Majesty King Harald V will present the prize to this year’s laureate, Robert P. Langlands.  The ceremony is open, but requires registration. For registration, click here

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AMS President congratulates Robert P. Langlands

"It is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Robert P. Langlands, winner of the 2018 Abel Prize. Robert Langlands is one of the most distinguished mathematicians alive today and a towering figure in the history of modern mathematics. His insights, which grew out of penetrating technical work early in his career, have transformed and enriched both number theory and representation theory. The deep relations between the two subjects that he predicted and probed have guided the work of countless mathematicians over the last 50 years."
- Kenneth A. Ribet, AMS President, University of California, Berkeley

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Article about Abel Prize winner Langlands

Published on the AMS website

Robert P. Langlands receives the Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2018 to Robert P. Langlands of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.”

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