# "Abel in Zürich" - symposium with two laureates

The Institute for Mathematical Research (FIM) at ETH Zürich hosted a one-day symposium on the 20th of January with talks given by Abel Laureates Sir Michael Atiyah and Endre Szemerédi and by John Rognes, chair of the Abel Prize Committee. All talks took place in the main building of ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, in lecture hall G 3.

It has become a tradition that an Abel symposium is held in connection with the Abel Committee meeting. ETH Zurich is one of the world's leading universities for technology and the natural sciences. FIM «Forschungsinstitut für Mathematik» welcomes mathematicians from all over the world and invites them to do research, to teach and to exchange their knowledge in a straightforward, inspiring and lively environment.

Rahul Pandharipande, member of the Abel Committee and a Professor at the Department of Mathematics ETH Zürich, set up the program for the "Abel in Zürich"-symposium.**Program:**

11:00 - 11:50 Sir Michael Atiyah: A new look at old ideas of Einstein and Dirac

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 13:50 Endre Szemerédi: On subset sums

14:00 - 14:50 John Rognes: Spaces of Manifolds

15:00 - 16:00 Reception

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