The Abel Prize Laureates 2021

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2021 to

László Lovász

of Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics (ELKH, MTA Institute of Excellence) and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, and

Avi Wigderson

of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA

"for their foundational contributions to theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, and their leading role in shaping them into central fields of modern mathematics."

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Registration for the online Abel Prize celebrations

The registration for the Abel week 25th and 26th of May is now open. All the events will be held online: The Award Ceremony, the Abel reception, and the Abel lectures. The events will honour both the 2020-winners, Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis, and the 2021-winners, Avi Wigderson and László́ Lovász.

(26.04.2021) Read more
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Lovász and Wigderson to share the Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2021 to László Lovász of Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics (ELKH, MTA Institute of Excellence) and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, and Avi Wigderson of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA,

“for their foundational contributions to theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, and their leading role in shaping them into central fields of modern mathematics”

(15.03.2021) Read more
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Announcement of the next Abel Prize laureate

The Abel Prize laureate for 2021 will be announced Wednesday March 17th at 12:00 (UTC/GMT+1).

(22.02.2021) Read more
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Isadore M. Singer, Abelprize laureate, dies at 96

Isadore M. Singer was the recipient together with Sir Michael Atiyah of the Abel Prize in 2004. They received the prize for their discovery and proof of the index theorem, one of the most significant discoveries in 20th century mathematics.

(12.02.2021) Read more

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Welcome to the Abel Prize

The Abel Prize was established on 1 January 2002. The purpose is to award the Abel Prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics. The prize amount is 7,5 million NOK and was awarded for the first time on 3 June 2003.

The prize is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, which has appointed an Abel Committee consisting of five mathematicians to review the nominated candidates and submit a recommendation for a worthy Abel laureate.

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Arrangementer i tiden fremover

25 May 2021 at 15:00

Abel Prize award ceremony

Location: Online event

The Award Ceremony will take place at 3pm CEST, May 25 as an online event. The ceremony will honour both the 2020-winners, Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis, and the 2021-winners, Avi Wigderson and László́ Lovász.

25 May 2021 at 18:00

Online Reception

Location: Online event

The reception will take place May 25, at 6pm CEST as an online event.
The online reception will honour both the 2020-winners, Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis, and the 2021-winners, Avi Wigderson and László́ Lovász.

26 May 2021 at 15:00 - 26 May 2021 at 20:00

The Abel Lectures

Location: Online event

The Abel lectures will take place at 3pm CEST, May 26 as an online event. Both the 2020-winners, Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis, and the 2021-winners, Avi Wigderson and László́ Lovász will give their Abel lectures.


23 May 2022 at 17:00

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Abel Monument

Location: Royal Palace Grounds, Oslo

The Abel Laureate will honour Niels Henrik Abel by laying down a wreath at the Abel Monument.

23 May 2022 at 18:00

Dinner in honour of the Abel Laureate

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will host a dinner in honour of the Abel Laureate(s).

24 May 2022 at 14:00

Abel Prize award ceremony

Location: University Aula in Oslo

The Abel Prize will be presented to the laureate(s) at the award ceremony in Oslo

24 May 2022 at 19:00

The Abel Prize Banquet

The Abel Prize Banquet in honour of the Laureate is hosted by the Norwegian Government.

Press contacts
The 2021 Abel Prize announcement
Videos of the 2021 Laureates
The Abel Prize Laureates 2003-2021

2021: László Lovász and Avi Wigderson
2020:
Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis
2019:
Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck
2018:
Robert Langlands
2017: Yves Meyer
2016: Sir Andrew J. Wiles
2015: John F. Nash Jr. & Louis Nirenberg
2014: Yakov G. Sinai
2013: Pierre Deligne
2012: Endre Szemerédi
2011: John Milnor
2010: John Torrence Tate
2009: Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov
2008: John Griggs Thompson and Jacques Tits
2007: Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan
2006: Lennart Carleson
2005: Peter D. Lax
2004: Sir Michael Francis Atiyah and Isadore M. Singer
2003: Jean-Pierre Serre

Niels Henrik Abel

The exceptional Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel was born on 5 August 1802. When he died, only 26 years old, he left a large body of work, including the first proof of the general binomial theorem, which had been stated by Newton and Euler. 

We present his life story and links to his works in the Niels Henrik Abel section of this website.

Abel in...
The Abel Prize 2003-2017

Editors: Helge Holden & Ragni Piene

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Heidelberg Laureate Forum

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). Through a formal agreement between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, the Abel Prize is part of the Forum.
Read more: heidelberg-laureate-forum.org

The Abel Symposium
Obligatorisk!

The Board for the Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund has established an annual Abel Symposium, which is administrated by the Norwegian Mathematical Society.

Read more: The Abel Symposium

 

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