Royal applause for Abel Laureate

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.
When Peter D. Lax entered the University Aula it was to the strains of an especially composed Abel Fanfare. It was composed by Klaus Sandvik and interpreted by the trio "Opera i tiden". The procession was led by Jan Fridthjof Bernt, the president of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and Erling Størmer, the chairman of the Abel Committee. Peter D. Lax was accompanied by Ragnar Winther, the chairman of the Abel board. Peter D. Lax, New York University, was awarded the Abel Prize "for his groundbreaking contributions to the theory and application of partial differential equations and to the computation of their solutions", to quote the Abel Committee. Erling Størmer, the chairman of the Abel Committee, elaborated on the committee's choice in his speech. Before the Abel Prize Award Ceremony Peter D. Lax was received in audience at the Royal Palace by HM the Queen and HRH the Crown Prince Regent. In the evening the Norwegian government gave a banquet at Akershus Castle in honour of the Abel Laureate.


Press release and biography of Peter D. Lax

Press release and biography of Peter D. Lax

Watch the video of the award ceremony

Watch the video of the award ceremony

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