# Abel Conference in honor of John Milnor

In honor of the 2011 Abel Prize Laureate John Milnor, IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Application) will host a three day mathematical conference at the University of Minnesota. The conference will be held January 30 to February 1, 2012.

Topics focus on the important mathematical areas impacted by the laureates, and when appropriate, on the work's impact on applications. In 2012, John Milnor will be recognized for his pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry, and algebra.

Tentative List of Speakers:

- Mark Behrens (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, confirmed)
- John Fornaess (University of Michigan, confirmed)
- Peter Kronheimer (Harvard University, confirmed)
- Ib Madsen (University of Copenhagen, confirmed)
- Fabien Morel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, confirmed)
- Peter Ozsvath (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- Parimala Raman (Emory University, confirmed)
- Douglas Ravenel (University of Rochester, confirmed)
- Gang Tian (Princeton University, confirmed)
- Ulrike Tillmann (University of Oxford, confirmed)

The Abel Conference is an annual conference series that honors the Abel Prize Laureates. It is a collaboration between the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.

### 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

### 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.

(22.05.2018) More### 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.

(11.04.2018) More### AMS President congratulates Robert P. Langlands

"It is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Robert P. Langlands, winner of the 2018 Abel Prize. Robert Langlands is one of the most distinguished mathematicians alive today and a towering figure in the history of modern mathematics. His insights, which grew out of penetrating technical work early in his career, have transformed and enriched both number theory and representation theory. The deep relations between the two subjects that he predicted and probed have guided the work of countless mathematicians over the last 50 years."

- Kenneth A. Ribet, AMS President, University of California, Berkeley

### Robert P. Langlands receives the Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2018 to Robert P. Langlands of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.”

(19.03.2018) More