# Abel celebration in Oslo, Stavanger and Stockholm

When Abel Laureate Yakov G. Sinai arrives in Oslo on 18 May together with his wife Elena B. Vul, who is also a mathematician, they can look forward to a week of mathematics celebration in Oslo, Stavanger and Stockholm. The highlight will be when Yakov G. Sinai receives the Abel Prize from HRH The Crown Prince at the award ceremony on 20 May in the University Aula in Oslo. Earlier the same day Sinai will be received in audience at the Royal Palace. The Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, will be among the many prominent guests at the award ceremony.

On the occasion of the awarding of the Abel Prize, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Abel board invite everybody to an Abel film night at Kino Victoria in Oslo on 18 May. Two films, "The color of maths" and "How I came to hate maths", both starring Cédric Villani, will be shown. Cédric Villani, a French mathematician and a member of the Abel committee, will introduce both films.

The Holmboe Prize was established in 2005 by the Norwegian Mathematical Council to honor a Norwegian mathematics teacher. Tor Arne Mjølund will receive the 2014 Holmboe Prize from the Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, at Oslo Cathedral School on 19 May in the presence of Abel Laureate Yakov Sinai. On this occasion young winners of two mathematics competitions - the Norwegian Mathematical Olympiad and Young Abel (UngeAbel) - will receive gifts presented by Yakov Sinai.

The Abel Laureate will honour Niels Henrik Abel by laying down a wreath at the Abel Monument in Oslo. Helge Holden, chair of the Abel board, will give a speech. In the evening the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will host a dinner in honour of the Abel Laureate. Among the invited guests will be members of the Abel committee and the Abel board, members of the Academy's mathematics group and visiting mathematicians from many countries.

Yakov Sinai will receive the Abel Prize from HRH The Crown Prince at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo on 20 May. The award ceremony will be followed by a reception and an interview with the Abel Laureate at Det Norske Teatret.

In the evening the Norwegian Government will host the Abel Banquet at Akershus Castle in honour of Yakov Sinai.

On 21 May Yakov Sinai will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo. This will be followed by two other Abel Lectures by Gergory Margulis and Konstantin Khanin and a Science Lecture delivered by Domokos Szász. The Abel Party at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters concludes the Abel celebration in Oslo.

On 22 May Yakov G. Sinai will travel to Stavanger where he will meet schoolchildren at the Science Factory, a science museum located in Sandnes, and give a lecture at the University of Stavanger.

On 23 May the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences organizes a symposium in honour of the Abel Prize Laureate 2014. There will be lectures by Laureate Yakov G. Sinai and invited speakers.

### 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).

(21.03.2017) 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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### Abel Prize announcement March 21

#### Popular science presentation by Terence Tao

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ole M. Sejersted, will announce the winner of the Abel Prize for 2017 at the Academy on the 21st of March. The Academy's choice of laureate is based on the Abel Committee's recommendation. The chair of the Abel Committee, John Rognes, will give the reasons for the awarding of the prize. The world famous mathematician Terence Tao will give the popular science presentation of the prize winner's work.

(09.03.2017) More### "Abel in Barcelona" with lecture by Louis Nirenberg

Institut d'Estudis Catalans will host the Abel in Barcelona-event on Monday the 16th of January. In connection with the final meeting of the Abel committee, whose task it is to select the Abel Prize Laureate for 2017, there will be an afternoon of lectures aimed at a broad mathematical audience. Louis Nirenberg, who shared the Abel Prize 2015 with John Nash, will give the first lecture. There will also be lectures by two of the Abel committee members, Luigi Ambrosio and Ben Green.

(04.01.2017) More### Sir Andrew J. Wiles received the Abel Prize from H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon

Andrew Wiles received the 2016 Abel Prize from Norway's Crown Prince Haakon at an award ceremony in Oslo today, on 24 May. He receives the prize "for his stunning proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory", to quote the Abel Committee. The Abel Prize carries a cash award of 6 million NOK (about EUR 700,000 or USD 750,000) and has been awarded annually since 2003 by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

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