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

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