# Abel in Holland

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and Leiden University present *Abel in Holland*: mathematical lectures by the members of the 2011 Abel Prize Committee, intended for a general mathematical audience. The lectures will take place in the De Sitterzaal of the Oort building at Leiden University on the 24th of February. This event is open to everybody.

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**Members of the Abel Committee:**Hendrik W Lenstra, Bjørn Engquist, Ragni Piene, M.S. Raghunathan and David Donoho. (Photo: Eirik Furu Baardsen)

**Program **10.45 - 11.15 Welcome (coffe and tea)

11.15 - 11.30 Opening

Øyvind Østerud, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Paul van der Heijden, rector of Leiden University

11.30 - 12.15 Ragni Piene (University of Oslo)*Generating functions and enumerative geometry*

12.15 - 13.15 Lunch

13.15 - 14.00 Hendrik Lenstra (Leiden University)*Modelling finite fields*

14.00 - 14.45 Björn Engquist (University of Texas)*Numerical approximation of high frequency wave propagation*

14.45 - 15.15 Coffee and tea

15.15 - 16.00 M. S. Raghunathan (Tata Institute)*On the first Betti number of hyperbolic 3-manifolds*

16.00 - 16.45 David Donoho (Stanford University)*Compressed Sensing and Combinatorial Geometry*

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