Three days of celebration for Abel Laureate Yves Meyer

His Majesty King Harald will present the Abel Prize to Yves Meyer at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May. He receives the prize "for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets", to quote the Abel committee. Yves Meyer, of the École  normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, was the visionary leader in the modern development of this theory, at the intersection of mathematics, information technology and computational science.

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.

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As a prelude to the award ceremony the audience will be invited on a journey into the history of the Abel Prize presented in pictures and words. The Abel Fanfare, composed by Klaus Sandvik in 2004, will be performed by musicians from the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces as the Abel Laureate enters the University Aula.

The opening speech will be given by Ole M. Sejersted, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The audience in the University Aula will then be taken on a journey to Paris where Yves Meyer in a short film, made by Ekaterina Eremenko, will give us a glimpse into his mathematical world.

The chair of the international Abel Committee, John Rognes, will then give the reasons for the awarding of the prize. He will then ask His Majesty King Harald to come to the stage to present the Abel Prize for 2017 to Yves Meyer.

After the award ceremony there will be a reception where Yves Meyer will be interviewed by Nadia Hasnaoui, a Norwegian television presenter, in front of a live audience.

In the evening the Norwegian government will host a banquet at Akershus castle in honour of the Abel Laureate. There will be speeches by Robbert Dijkgraaf (picture, left)Director of the Institute for Advanced Study and Leon Levy Professor at Princeton University and by Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, the Norwegian Minister of Education and Research.

 

The Abel Prize is named after Norway's most famous mathematician, Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829). It has become a tradition that the Abel Laureate places a wreath at Gustav Vigeland's Abel Monument in the Palace Park to mark the beginning of the official Abel celebration that this year starts on 22 May.

Yves Meyer will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo on 24 May. After his lecture he will meet school children at a math circus. Meyer will also be guest of honour at the Holmboe Prize award ceremony on 22 May. The prize is named after Abel's math teacher and honors excellence in teaching mathematics.

Yves Meyer was celebrated at a reception hosted by Académie des Sciences in Paris on the day of the announcement. Photo: Académie des sciencesYves Meyer was celebrated at a reception hosted by Académie des Sciences in Paris on the day of the announcement. Photo: Académie des sciences

The 2017 Award Ceremony

May 23, 1:PM GMT (14.00 Norwegian time)

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Yves Meyer received the Abel Prize from H.M. King Harald

H.M. King Harald presented the Abel Prize to Yves Meyer of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, France at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May. He receives the prize for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets, says John Rognes, chair of the Abel committee. Among the prominent guests attending the award  ceremony was the French ambassador to Norway, Jean-François Dobelle and the Norwegian Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

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The Abel lectures 2017

Abel Laureate Yves Meyer gave his prize lecture at the University of Oslo on the 24th of May, with following Abel lectures by Stéphane Mallat, Ingrid Daubechies og Emmanuel Jean Candès. Watch the lectures here.

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Congratulations from AMS President

"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

 

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Yves Meyer receives the Abel Prize

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). 

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Abel Prize announcement March 21

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.

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