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

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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