# Carleson and his contributions to mathematics

Marcus du Sautoy, Oxford University, presented the 2006 Abel Laureate Lennart Carleson and his contributions to mathematics at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters 23 March in connection with the prize announcement.

*Marcus du Sautoy presented Lennart Carlson's work just after the announcement at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Photo: Bjørn Sigurdsøn/Scanpix*

- The mark of a great mathematician is someone who not only cracks a big open problem that has defeated previous generations of mathematicians, but who then goes on to create tools for future generations. And Lennart Carleson can really be described in those terms, says Marcus du Sautoy.

Marcus du Sautoy's presentation of Lennart Carlesons work is available on the Abel Prize website.

After the presentation Marcus du Sautoy did a telephone interview with Carleson who only hours before the announcement had been told that he was the winner of the 2006 Abel Prize by the Academy's Secretary General. Marcus du Sautoy lives in Stockholm.

### 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

### 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.

(22.05.2018) More### 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.

(11.04.2018) More### 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

### 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.”

(19.03.2018) More