# Argentinian mathematician wins the Ramanujan Prize

Jorge Lauret (38) of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina is the winner of the 2007 Srinivasa Ramanujan Prize. The Prize carries a $10,000 cash award donated by the Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund. Jorge Lauret received the prize at an award ceremony 3 December 2007 at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.

The prize, set up by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Mathematical Union, is designed to honour researchers under 45 years of age who have conducted outstanding research in developing countries. "Jorge Lauret has been awarded the prize in recognition of his outstanding contributions to differential geometry and group representation", says the prize selection committee. Jorge Lauret works in the field of Riemannian geometry, especially on questions related to geometry and symmetry. A Riemannian manifold is an abstract mathematical space that can be "curved" in interesting ways –this curvature codes a lot of information about the structure of the space. Lauret has made several outstanding contributions to the study of such objects. Members of the prize committee: Professor Le Dung Trang (chairman) Professor Bernt Øksendal Professor Jacob Palis Professor Peter Sarnak Professor Srinivasa Varadhan The Award was established in 2005 by ICTP in cooperation with IMU(International Mathematical Union) in the name of Srinivasa Ramanujan, India's greatest mathematical genius (1887-1920) of the 19th century. He made outstanding contributions to the analytical theory of numbers, elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series. Ramanujan laureates: Professor Ramdorai Sujatha, from the Indian "Tata Institute of Fundamental Research", based in Mumbai(2006)and Professor Marcelo A. Viana from the Brazilian IMPA(2005.

### Yakov G. Sinai gives lecture at "Abel in Pittsburgh"

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is hosting the "Abel in Pittsburgh" conference where Yakov G. Sinai who received the Abel Prize in 2014 is one of the speakers. The conference is organized by professor and member of the Abel commitee Irene Fonseca and will take place on the 11th of January 2019. "Abel in Pittsburgh" will be the 9th edition of a one-day conference with lectures aimed at a mathematically educated and interested audience, with the objective of increasing public awareness.

(05.11.2018) More### The Abel Symposium 2019

Abel Symposium 2019 will take place at Scandic Parken Hotel Ålesund, 23-29 June 2019. The title of the symposium is: Geometry, Lie Theory and Applications.

(02.11.2018) More### Who will be the next Abel Laureate?

The Abel Committee has embarked on the long journey in search of the next Abel Laureate. The committee which consists of five distinguished mathematicians has had its first meeting at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo the 2nd and 3rd of October. The next meeting will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania early next year.

(03.10.2018) More### Record turnout for Atiyah’s Abel Lecture at ICM in Rio

1250 mathematicians from all over the world filled the big conference hall in Rio de Janeiro on Monday the 6^{th} of August to listen to Sir Michael Atiyah’s Abel Lecture, “The Future of Mathematical Physics: New ideas in old bottles”.

### Sir Michael Atiyah gives Abel lecture at ICM in Rio

Sir Michael Atiyah who receiced the Abel Prize in 2004, shared with Isadore Singer, will give the Abel Lecture at ICM in Rio on the 6th of August. He has titled the lecture: "The Future of Mathematical Physics: new ideas in old bottles". Atiyah will be introduced by Jacob Palis, former president of the International Mathematical Union and a member of the Abel Committee.

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