Mikhail Gromov received the Abel Prize from King Harald

The Russian-French mathematician Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France received the 2009 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald at an award ceremony in Oslo today, 19 May. Her Majesty Queen Sonja also attended the award ceremony. The Minister of Research and Higher Education, Tora Aasland, was among the many other prominent persons present. The Abel Prize that carries a cash award of NOK 6,000,000 (close to € 700,000, US$ 950,000), is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
The 2009 Abel Prize is awarded to Mikhail Gromov for his revolutionary contributions to geometry. Kristian Seip, the chairman of the Abel Committee, elaborated on this in his speech at the award ceremony: – Mikhail Gromov is a remarkably creative mathematician. He is always in pursuit of new questions and is constantly thinking of new ideas for solutions of long-standing problems. The work of Gromov will for a long time to come continue to be a source of inspiration for many important mathematical discoveries. Film from the award ceremony
In connection with this year’s Abel Prize award ceremony, an approximately three minutes long news feature will be produced related to the ceremony. The video can be used free of charge by the media. Different formats will be provided both for use on television and for the web, with both Norwegian and English voiceover. Embed-code will also be available.

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More information about the ceremony (pdf).

More information about the ceremony (pdf).

The news feature will be available from 7 pm Tuesday the 19th of May at the multimedia page.

The news feature will be available from 7 pm Tuesday the 19th of May at the multimedia page.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 6th of August to listen to Sir Michael Atiyah’s  Abel Lecture, “The Future of Mathematical Physics: New ideas in old bottles”.

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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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