# 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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It has become a tradition that the Abel Committee after its final meeting hosts an Abel seminar. This year the committee meeting at London Mathematical Society was followed by "Abel in Oxford" with Abel Laureate Andrew Wiles as the main speaker. Martin Bridson, head of the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and Camilla Serck-Hanssen, Vice President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters gave introductory talks.

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His Majesty King Harald will present the Abel Prize to Yves Meyer at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May. He receives the prize "for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets", to quote the Abel committee. Yves Meyer, of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, was the visionary leader in the modern development of this theory, at the intersection of mathematics, information technology and computational science.

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Abel Laureate Yves Meyer gave his prize lecture at the University of Oslo on the 24th of May, with following Abel lectures by Stéphane Mallat, Ingrid Daubechies og Emmanuel Jean Candès. Watch the lectures here.

(08.05.2017) More### Congratulations from AMS President

"On behalf of the American Mathematical Society, it is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Yves Meyer, recipient of the 2017 Abel Prize. Professor Meyer has been a visionary in a broad range of fields, including number theory and differential equations. His fundamental work in the theory of wavelets has transformed the world of signal processing and has led to a myriad of practical applications." -- AMS President Kenneth A. Ribet (University of California, Berkeley)

Photo: Jim Brook

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