Endre Szemerédi received the Abel Prize

The Hungarian-American mathematician Endre Szemerédi received the 2012 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald at the award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, 22 May. The Minister of Education and Research, Kristin Halvorsen, the President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters Nils Chr. Stenseth and Chair of the Abel Committee Ragni Piene gave speeches at the ceremony.

 The speeches and program for the Award Ceremony can be found here.(Pdf)

Endre Szemerédi received the 2012 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald. Photo: Erlend Aas/ScanpixEndre Szemerédi received the 2012 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald. Photo: Erlend Aas/Scanpix

Earlier that day Szemeredi  was received in audience at the Royal Palace.
In the evening the Minister of Education and Research, Kristin Halvorsen hosted a banquet at Akershus Castle in honour of the Abel Laureate.

The Abel Prize that carries a cash award of NOK 6,000,000 (close to € 800,000, US$ 1 million), is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

The University Aula. Photo: Erlend Aas/ScanpixThe University Aula. Photo: Erlend Aas/Scanpix

In front: President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters Nils Chr. Stenseth and Abel Laureate Endre Szemerédi. Behind: Chair of the Abel Committee Ragni Piene. Photo: Erlend Aas/ScanpixIn front: President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters Nils Chr. Stenseth and Abel Laureate Endre Szemerédi. Behind: Chair of the Abel Committee Ragni Piene. Photo: Erlend Aas/Scanpix

 

The Norwegian trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth performes at the ceremony. Photo: Erlend Aas/ScanpixThe Norwegian trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth performes at the ceremony. Photo: Erlend Aas/Scanpix

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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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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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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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

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Article about Abel Prize winner Langlands

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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.”

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