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

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


Article about Abel Prize winner Langlands

Published on the AMS website

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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