"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.
Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute, New York University, USA has had one of the longest, most feted - and most sociable - careers in mathematics. In more than half a century of research he has transformed the field of partial differential equations, while his generosity, gift for exposition and modest charm have made him an inspirational figure to his many collaborators, students and colleagues.
Nirenberg's lecture in Barcelona is titled "Some simple remarks on solving nonlinear problems".
All lectures will take place in room Prat de la Riba at Institut d'Estudis Catalans. The event is free and open to the public.
The web of the Abel in Barcelona is now public and the registration to the event open. The address is http://abelinbcn.espais.iec.cat/.
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Introduction by Ole M. Sejersted, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute, New York University, USA
"Some simple remarks on solving nonlinear problems"
Luigi Ambrosio, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
"New developments on calculus in metric measure spaces and applications to spaces with Ricci bounds from below"
Ben Green, University of Oxford, England
"Higher-order Fourier analysis"
The Abel committe: Luigi Ambrosio, Ben J. Green, John Rognes, Marta Sanz-Solé and Marie-France Vignéras. Photo: Anne-Marie Astad
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
"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
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
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.(24.05.2016) More
Abel Laureate Sir Andrew Wiles will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo on the 25th of May, followed by two Abel Lectures by Henri Darmon and Manjul Bhargava. Simon Singh will then give the popular lecture From Fermat's Last Theorem to Homer's Last Theorem.(10.05.2016) More