# Yakov G. Sinai gives lecture at "Abel in Pittsburgh"

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is hosting the "Abel in Pittsburgh" conference where Yakov G. Sinai who received the Abel Prize in 2014 is one of the speakers. The conference is organized by professor and member of the Abel commitee Irene Fonseca and will take place on the 11th of January 2019. "Abel in Pittsburgh" will be the 9th edition of a one-day conference with lectures aimed at a mathematically educated and interested audience, with the objective of increasing public awareness.

The other speakers are:

- Sun-Yung Alice Chang, Abel Prize Committee, Princeton University
- Gil Kalai, Abel Prize Committee, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Scott Sheffield, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

*Location: Rashid Auditorium 4401 Gates Hillman Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh*

"The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is dedicated to expanding both the reach of mathematical knowledge and the impact this body of knowledge has on the world. The Department pursues this mission through its research and educational programs, both of which remain closely woven into the intellectual fabric of the university" - Department Head, Thomas Bohman.

Carnegie Mellon University was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1900 and has 14.000 students from more the 100 countries.

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