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.

Yakov G. Sinai will receive the Abel Prize for 2014 at an award ceremony in Oslo, Norway. Photo: John Jameson/Princeton UniversityYakov G. Sinai will receive the Abel Prize for 2014 at an award ceremony in Oslo, Norway. Photo: John Jameson/Princeton University

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 Monument. Photo: ScanpxThe Abel Monument. Photo: Scanpx

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.

The Science Factory, which is a science center in Sandnes, was officially openend by Abel Laureate John Griggs Thompson and Tora Aasland, Minister of Education and Research, i 2008. Here Yakov Sinai will meet schoolchildren. The Science Factory, which is a science center in Sandnes, was officially openend by Abel Laureate John Griggs Thompson and Tora Aasland, Minister of Education and Research, i 2008. Here Yakov Sinai will meet schoolchildren.


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.

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The Abel Symposium 2019

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Record turnout for Atiyah’s Abel Lecture at ICM in Rio

1250 mathematicians from all over the world filled the big conference hall in Rio de Janeiro on Monday the 6th of August to listen to Sir Michael Atiyah’s  Abel Lecture, “The Future of Mathematical Physics: New ideas in old bottles”.

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Sir Michael Atiyah gives Abel lecture at ICM in Rio

Sir Michael Atiyah who receiced the Abel Prize in 2004, shared with Isadore Singer, will give the Abel Lecture at ICM in Rio on the 6th of August. He has titled the lecture: "The Future of Mathematical Physics: new ideas in old bottles". Atiyah will be introduced by Jacob Palis, former president of the International Mathematical Union and a member of the Abel Committee.

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