Misha is a driving force at IHÉS, says Director Bourguignon

"The decision of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences to award the Abel Prize 2009 to Misha Gromov is great news for me, as Director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques. Misha has been a driving force of the Institute for more than a quarter of a century now, attracting scientists working in many different disciplines.
He sees things differently, a characteristic that made him open several new avenues in various important subfields of mathematics. He thinks geometrically but the word "geometry" needs to be taken in a somewhat broader sense than is normally the case. This twist also applies to his considering and understanding of complexity, with far reaching consequences on possible ways of approaching the study of data - from genome sequencing for example. It is his commitment to explore the interface of mathematics at large and biology that made us move forward in opening up this new area of activities here in Bures-sur-Yvette. This forced us to learn more about the way biologists, biochemists and their colleagues operate, in order to find the most appropriate ways of allowing the Institute to contribute in this area through unconventional channels. This does not go without controversy as Misha is often radical in his judgments, but it certainly takes non conventional minds to make significant steps in this very challenging field. Distinguishing Misha Gromov also distinguishes a man who gives a lot of attention to people, even if his sharp remarks can sometimes (understandably) unsettle people. He just really wants to get to the bottom of things." Mikhail L. Gromov holds a position as Permanent Professor, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, France.


Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, France

Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, France

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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