# 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.

### Yves Meyer received the Abel Prize from H.M. King Harald

H.M. King Harald presented the Abel Prize to Yves Meyer of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, France 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, says John Rognes, chair of the Abel committee. Among the prominent guests attending the award ceremony was the French ambassador to Norway, Jean-François Dobelle and the Norwegian Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

(26.05.2017) More### Three days of celebration for Abel Laureate Yves Meyer

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.

(12.05.2017) More### The Abel lectures 2017

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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### Yves Meyer receives the Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2017 to Yves Meyer (77) of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, France “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets”. The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ole M. Sejersted, announced the winner of the 2017 Abel Prize at the Academy in Oslo today, 21 March.

Yves Meyer was the visionary leader in the modern development of this theory, at the intersection of mathematics, information technology and computational science.

Wavelet analysis has been applied in a wide variety of arenas as diverse as applied and computational harmonic analysis, data compression, noise reduction, medical imaging, archiving, digital cinema, deconvolution of the Hubble space telescope images, and the recent LIGO detection of gravitational waves created by the collision of two black holes.

Yves Meyer will receive the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald V at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May.

The Abel Prize recognizes contributions of extraordinary depth and influence to the mathematical sciences and has been awarded annually since 2003. It carries a cash award of 6 million NOK (about 675,000 Euro or 715,000 USD).

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