# Successful Abel seminar at Leiden University

For the very time all the members of the Abel committee gave lectures as a prelude to the committee's meeting to select an Abel Laureate. The seminar "Abel in Holland" at the University of Leiden was opened by Rector Paul van der Heijden (picture).

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Øyvind Østerud, delivered the opening speech.

This very well attended seminar was initiated by Hendrik W. Lenstra, member of the Abel committee and Professor at Leiden University.

The seminar was followed by a reception at the Norwegian embassy in The Hague, hosted by Ambassador Eva Bugge.

*From left: Madabushi Santanam Raghunathan, Björn Engquist, Ragni Piene, Hendrik W. Lenstra, og David Donoho. Photo: Ben Grishaaver *

**The lectures:**

- Ragni Piene (University of Oslo)

Generating functions and enumerative geometry - Hendrik Lenstra (Leiden University)

Modelling finite fields - Björn Engquist (University of Texas)

Numerical approximation of high frequency wave propagation - M. S. Raghunathan (Tata Institute)

On the first Betti number of hyperbolic 3-manifolds - David Donoho (Stanford University)

Compressed Sensing and Combinatorial Geometry

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