A popularised presentation of Lax' work

Professor Helge Holden has written an article where he describes the work of this year's Abel Laureate Peter D Lax. Below is a short summary.
The laws of nature are described by mathematical equations called differential equations. Examples are Newton’s laws for gravitation, Maxwell’s equations for electromagnetism, and the Navier–Stokes equations that describe the motion of gases and fluids. These and other differential equations are very complicated to study, and their solutions are, except for simple, special cases, not given by formulas. Therefore one has to compute approximate solutions using high-speed computers. This year’s Abel Prize Laureate, Professor Peter D. Lax from New York University has given fundamental contributions to our understanding of several important classes of differential equations and showed how to compute their approximate solutions. Applications include flow of oil in a petroleum reservoir and the motion of gases.

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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.”

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The Abel lectures 2018

Abel Laureate Robert Langlands will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo on the 23th of May, with following Abel lectures by Jim Arthur and Edward Frenkel. 

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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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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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