# 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.

### 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

### 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.

(22.05.2018) More### 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.

(11.04.2018) More### 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

### 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.”

(19.03.2018) More