# "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/.

© NYU Photo Bureau: Hollenshead

**Program:**

Introduction by Ole M. Sejersted, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

12.30

Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute, New York University, USA

"Some simple remarks on solving nonlinear problems"

14.30

Luigi Ambrosio, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

"New developments on calculus in metric measure spaces and applications to spaces with Ricci bounds from below"

16.00

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*

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