Abel Prize announcement March 25th

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Kirsti Strøm Bull, will announce the winner of the Abel Prize 2015 on the 25th of March at 11 GMT  (12 noon in Oslo, Norway). The announcement will be transmitted live from the Academy.

President Kirsti Strøm Bull and Chair of the Abel Committee John Rognes. Photo: Eirik Furu BaardsenPresident Kirsti Strøm Bull and the chair of the Abel Committee John Rognes. Photo: Eirik Furu Baardsen

The Academy's choice of laureate is based on the recommendation of the Abel Committee. The chair of the Abel Committee, John Rognes, will give the reasons for the awarding of the prize. Writer and broadcaster Alex Bellos will give a popular science presentation of the prize winner's work.

Alex Bellos will give a presentation of the prize winnerAlex Bellos will give a presentation of the prize winner

The Abel Prize has been awarded annually since 2003. The Abel Prize Award Ceremony will take place on the 19th of May at the University Aula in Oslo, Norway. The Abel Laureate will receive the prize from HM King Harald. The Norwegian Government will host a banquet at Akershus Castle in honour of the Abel Laureate.

The Abel Prize which carries a cash award of 6 million NOK (about 800.000 Euro or 1 million USD).


 

 

A mathematics special at the House of Literature
After the announcement, the celebration of this year’s Abel prize winner will continue at the House of Literature. From 6.00 -7.30 pm the public is invited into the world of mathematics.

The program, which begins with a welcome by the president of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Kirsti Strøm Bull, will include a short presentation of this year’s winner by Alex Bellos, as well as an elaboration of the committee’s choice by acclaimed French mathematician and member of the Abel Committee, Cèdric Villany, live from Paris.

In the main part, research journalist from NRK Torkild Jemterud will open the doors to a mathematics special of his radioprogram “The Tower of Abel”, where a panel of accomplished mathematicians including Jo Røislien, Kristina Rognlien Dahl and Nils Henrik Risebro, will be discussing this year’s Abel Prize winner, as well as examining the question of the truth about mathematics. The discussion will be in norwegian.


Litteraturhuset
Time: March 25, 6.00 - 7.30 pm
Address: Wergelandsveien 29, 0167 Oslo

The 2015 Abel Prize announcement rerun

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The 2015 Abel Prize announcement was broadcasted live at:

  • 11 GMT  (12 noon in Oslo, Norway)
    25th of March


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