Call for nominations Abel Prize 2011

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters hereby calls for nominations of candidates for the Abel Prize 2011. The nomination letter should be sent no later than 15 September 2010 by e-mail to or by post to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. It is also possible to use an online nomination form.

The Abel Prize, which was awarded for the first time in 2003, amounts to NOK 6 million (approximately EUR 750,000 or USD 1 million). It is an international prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics, including mathematical aspects of computer science, mathematical physics, probability, numerical analysis and scientific computing, statistics, and also applications of mathematics in the sciences.

The prize is meant to recognize contributions to mathematics and its applications of extraordinary depth and influence. Such work may have resolved fundamental problems, created powerful new techniques, introduced unifying principles or opened up major new areas. The intent is to award prizes over the course of time in a wide range of areas of mathematics and its applications. The prize can be awarded to a single person or shared for closely related fundamental contributions.

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters appoints the Abel Committee. This committee receives all nominations and may itself nominate candidates for the Abel Prize. The Abel Committee will submit a recommendation to The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, which will select the Abel laureate on the basis of this recommendation. The name of the Abel laureate will be announced in March 2011.

The letter nomination should be accompanied by a description of the work and impact of the nominee/nominees, together with names of distinguished specialists in the field of the nominee/nominees who can be contacted for an independent opinion.

The nomination letter should be sent no later than 15 September 2010 by e-mail to or by post to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78, NO-0271 Oslo, Norway.

It is also be possible to nominate candidates by using the online nomination form.

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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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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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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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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