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

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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