# Academy President to announce the Abel Prize Laureate

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Christian Stenseth, will announce the winner of the 2012 Abel Prize on the 21st of March. The chair of the Abel committee, Ragni Piene, will then state the reasons for the awarding of the prize. This will be followed by a popular science presentation of the prize winners' work by Timothy Gowers, Professor at Trinity College, Cambridge.

The announcement will be transmitted as a live webcast at 12 noon (GMT + 1) from the Academy in Oslo. To view the webcast, go to http://www.abelprize.no/

*Ragni Piene and Timothy Gowers at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Photo: Eirik Furu Baardsen*

His Majesty King Harald will present the Abel Prize to the Laureate at an award ceremony in the Oslo University Aula on the 22nd of May.

The Abel celebrations will start with the awarding of the Holmboe Prize at Oslo Cathedral School on the 21st of May. The prize that is named after Niels Henrik Abel's teacher was established to honour mathematics teachers. The Abel Laureate is the guest of honour at this event.

In the afternoon there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Abel Monument followed by a dinner at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in honour of the Abel Laureate.

On the 22nd of May the Abel Laureate will be received in audience by H.M. King Harald at the Royal Palace prior to the award ceremony. The Abel Banquet at Akershus Castle is hosted by the Minister of Research and Higher Education on behalf of the Norwegian Government.

On the 23rd of May the Abel Laureate will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo. There will also be two Abel Lectures and a Science Lecture that is aimed at a more general audience.

On the 24th of May the Abel Laureate will travel to Tromsø in the north of Norway to give a talk at the university and to meet schoolchildren at the science centre.

The Abel Prize is awarded for the 10th time in 2012.

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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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