The Abel Prize Laureates 2020

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2020 to

Hillel Furstenberg

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and

Gregory Margulis

Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

“for pioneering the use of methods from probability and dynamics in group theory, number theory and combinatorics.”

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The Honouring of the 2020 Abel Prize Laureates

All events in connection to the Abel Prize Week in May are cancelled due to the Corona pandemic. The 2020 Abel Prize Laureates Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis will be honoured, together with the Abel Prize Laureate(s) of 2021 during next year’s Abel Prize Ceremony, May 25 2021.

(23.03.2020) Read more
The Abel Prize Laureates 2020

Furstenberg and Margulis to share the Abel Prize

The Abel Prize for 2020 goes to Hillel Furstenberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel​ and Gregory Margulis, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, for “pioneering the use of methods from probability and dynamics in group theory, number theory and combinatorics.”

(13.03.2020) Read more
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President of the Academy announces Abel Prize winner

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Hans Petter Graver will announce the winner of the 2020 on March 18. The Academy's choice of laureate is based on the Abel Committee's recommendation.

The event will be in an all-digital format and streamed live from this location

(02.03.2020) Read more
Louis Nirenberg

Louis Nirenberg, Abel Prize laureate, dies at 94

Nirenberg was the Abel Prize recipient together with John F. Nash Jr. in 2015 and received the prize "for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis."

(27.01.2020) Read more
Karen Uhlenbeck received the 2019 Abel Prize from H.M, King Harlad V at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo.

The Abel Prize is increased by 1.5 million NOK

The board of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to increase the prize amount for the Abel Prize from 6 to 7.5 million NOK.

(12.12.2019) 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

24 May 2021 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.

24 May 2021 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).

25 May 2021 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

25 May 2021 at 19:00

The Abel Prize Banquet

Location: Akershus Castle, Oslo

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

26 May 2021 at 10:00

The Abel Lectures

Location: Georg Sverdrups hus, University of Oslo

The Abel laureate(s) will give the prize lecture at the University of Oslo, among with other invited lecturers

26 May 2021 at 19:00

The Abel Party

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

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.

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The Abel Prize announcement

The Abel Prize 2020 was announced March 18 |12:00 Oslo (GMT + 1)

Watch the announcement here

The Abel Prize Laureates 2003-2020

2020: Hillel Furstenberg & 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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