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.

Links

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

Abel in Oxford" with lecture by Sir Andrew Wiles

It has become a tradition that the Abel Committee after its final meeting hosts an Abel seminar. This year the committee meeting at London Mathematical Society was followed by "Abel in Oxford" with Abel Laureate Andrew Wiles as the main speaker. Martin Bridson, head of the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and Camilla Serck-Hanssen, Vice President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters gave introductory talks.

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Yves Meyer received the Abel Prize from H.M. King Harald

H.M. King Harald presented the Abel Prize to Yves Meyer of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, France at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May. He receives the prize for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets, says John Rognes, chair of the Abel committee. Among the prominent guests attending the award  ceremony was the French ambassador to Norway, Jean-François Dobelle and the Norwegian Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

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Three days of celebration for Abel Laureate Yves Meyer

His Majesty King Harald will present the Abel Prize to Yves Meyer at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May. He receives the prize "for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets", to quote the Abel committee. Yves Meyer, of the École  normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, was the visionary leader in the modern development of this theory, at the intersection of mathematics, information technology and computational science.

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The Abel lectures 2017

Abel Laureate Yves Meyer gave his prize lecture at the University of Oslo on the 24th of May, with following Abel lectures by Stéphane Mallat, Ingrid Daubechies og Emmanuel Jean Candès. Watch the lectures here.

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Congratulations from AMS President

"On behalf of the American Mathematical Society, it is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Yves Meyer, recipient of the 2017 Abel Prize.  Professor Meyer has been a visionary in a broad range of fields, including number theory and differential equations.  His fundamental work in the theory of wavelets has transformed the world of signal processing and has led to a myriad of practical applications."  -- AMS President Kenneth A. Ribet (University of California, Berkeley)
Photo: Jim Brook

 

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