# Mathematical summit at Courant in New York

New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences will host the "Abel in New York" event on Thursday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Courant's three Abel laureates will give lectures. Other speakers will include members of the current Abel committee. For a complete schedule of presentations, go to: http://bit.ly/WKyOnU.

From 2005 through 2009, three Courant faculty members were awarded the Abel Prize, which many consider to be the Nobel Prize in mathematics: Peter Lax (2005); Raghu Varadhan (2007); and Mikhail Gromov (2009). The award is accompanied by a prize of approximately $950,000. All three will give presentations at the Feb. 21 event. Other speakers include members of Abel Committee: Stanislav Smirnov of the University of Geneva; Gang Tian of Princeton University and Beijing University, and Noga Alon of Tel Aviv University.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, go to: http://bit.ly/XjMrqs.

Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU's Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

### Russian mathematician receives the 2014 Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2014 to Yakov G. Sinai (78) of Princeton University, USA, and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, *"for his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics". *The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Chr. Stenseth, announced the winner of the 2014 Abel Prize at the Academy in Oslo today, 26 March. Yakov G. Sinai will receive the Abel Prize from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince at an award ceremony in Oslo on 20 May.

### Congratulations from AMS President David Vogan

"On behalf of the American Mathematical society, it is a great pleasure to congratulate Yakov Sinai of Princeton University and the Landau Institute, recipient of the 2014 Abel Prize. Sinai's work has changed our understanding of change; his influence can be seen from number theory to physics. Congratulations!"

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38 Abel, Fields and Turing Laureates have confirmed their attendance at the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which takes place from September 22 until 27, 2013. The laureates will meet 200 of the most talented young researchers in the fields of mathematics and computer science from 47 countries. The three Abel Laureates who are attending are Sir Michael Atiyah, Endre Szemerédi and S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan.

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