# "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

### Robert P. Langlands received the Abel Prize from H.M. King Harald

In the University Aula in Oslo, surrounded by Munch's paintings and a diverse mathematical audience, Robert P. Langlands was today, May 22, awarded the Abel Prize for 2018 by H.M. King Harald. Langlands received the award of 6 million NOK “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.”

(22.05.2018) More### The Abel lectures 2018

Abel Laureate Robert Langlands will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo on the 23th of May, with following Abel lectures by Jim Arthur and Edward Frenkel.

(08.05.2018) More### Would you like to attend the 2018 Abel Prize award ceremony?

The Abel Prize award ceremony takes place at 22 may 2018, 14:00 in the University Aula in Oslo, Norway. His Majesty King Harald V will present the prize to this year’s laureate, Robert P. Langlands. The ceremony is open, but requires registration. For registration, click here.

(11.04.2018) More### AMS President congratulates Robert P. Langlands

"It is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Robert P. Langlands, winner of the 2018 Abel Prize. Robert Langlands is one of the most distinguished mathematicians alive today and a towering figure in the history of modern mathematics. His insights, which grew out of penetrating technical work early in his career, have transformed and enriched both number theory and representation theory. The deep relations between the two subjects that he predicted and probed have guided the work of countless mathematicians over the last 50 years."

- Kenneth A. Ribet, AMS President, University of California, Berkeley

### Robert P. Langlands receives the Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2018 to Robert P. Langlands of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.”

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