HM Queen Sonja presents the Abel Prize

The Swedish mathematician Lennart Carleson received the 2006 Abel Prize from Queen Sonja at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo 23 May. The Norwegian Minister of Education and Research Øystein Djupedal also attended the event.
Mathematics is often called the queen of science. To receive the Abel Prize from the queen of Norway is a great honour, Lennart Carleson said in his speech. The Abel Prize, awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics, carries a cash award of NOK 6,000,000 (USD 920,000, GBP 520,000, and EURO 755,000). Carleson receives the Abel Prize “for his profound and seminal contributions to harmonic analysis and the theory of smooth dynamical systems”, says Erling Størmer, the chairman of the international Abel Committee. Størmer describes Carlson as an innovative problem solver. The Abel Committee says in its citation: “Carleson is always far ahead of the crowd. He concentrates on only the most difficult and deep problems. Once these are solved, he lets others invade the kingdom he has discovered, and he moves on to even wilder and more remote domains of Science.” Lennart Carleson was honoured for a full three days in Oslo 22 – 24 May. He was the guest of honour at the Oslo Cathedral School, the school the math genius Niels Henrik Abel once attended. Here Carleson presented the Bernt Michael Holmboe’s memorial prize to a math teacher who has made a special impact. The prize is named after the teacher who discovered Abel’s unique abilities. Carleson has himself played an important role in increasing the popularity of maths in Sweden, and he has always shown a keen interest for mathematics in schools. Later the same day Lennart Carleson put down a wreath at the Abel monument in the park of the royal palace. In the evening the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters hosted a dinner in honour of the Abel Laureate. Before the award ceremony on 23 May Lennart Carleson was be received in audience by HM Queen Sonja and HRH Crown Prince Haakon at the Royal Palace. The Norwegian government hosted a banquet in honour of the Abel Laureate Lennart Carleson at Akershus Castle. Øystein Djupedal, Minister of Education and Research, was the host for this event that completed the day’s program. Lennart Carleson gave his Abel Lecture at the University of Oslo the day after the award ceremony. "A Scandinavian Chapter in Analysis", is the title of his lecture. Carleson was followed by three other prominent mathematicians: Lai-Sang Young, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, NYU, Oded Schramm, Microsoft Research and Sun-Yung Alice Chang, Princeton University. The Abel celebrations was completed with the Abel Party at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in the evening on the 24th of May. The Abel Prize is this year awarded for the forth time. The first Abel Prize was awarded in 2003 to Jean-Pierre Serre, Collège de France. In 2004 the Abel Prize was shared between Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh and Isadore Singer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Peter D. Lax, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, was the 2006 Abel Laureate.

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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

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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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