# HM King Harald presents the Abel Prize

Before the award ceremony John Tate will be received in audience at the Royal Palace. In the evening the Norwegian government gives a banquet at Akershus Castle in honor of the Abel Laureate, hosted by the Minister of Research and Higher Education, Tora Aasland. The speakers at the banquet will be the Minister and Sir Michael Atiyah who, together with Isadore Singer, received the Abel Prize in 2004.

It has become a tradition that the Abel Laureate honors Niels Henrik Abel by laying down a wreath at the Abel Monument the day before the award ceremony. This also opens the Abel celebrations in Oslo and Kristiansand - and this year also in Stockholm.

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**Abel Lectures and Science Lecture**

John T. Tate will give his Abel Lecture "The arithmetic of elliptic curves" at the University of Oslo on May 26. Richard Taylor will give the other Abel Lecture with the title "The Tate Conjecture". His summary: I will briefly recall some of John Tate's most influential mathematical achievements. I will then discuss in more detail one of them: the Tate conjecture. I hope to describe how the Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture led Tate to this conjecture; what the conjecture says; Tate's proof of his conjecture in an important special case; and some of the impact the conjecture has had.

Andreas Enge will present the Science Lecture where the topic is cryptology with the title "The queen of mathematics in communication security". His summary: Number theory and arithmetic geometry have found surprising applications to cryptology, the science of protecting communication from malicious intruders. In particular, abelian varieties of low dimension currently provide the most performing public key cryptosystems. After giving a brief and self-contained introduction to modern cryptography, I discuss some of John Tate's results on abelian varieties and how they relate to the design of secure systems.

### 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.

(02.02.2018) More### 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.

(26.05.2017) More### 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.

(12.05.2017) More### 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.

(08.05.2017) More### 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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