### 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### 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.

### 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**

### 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### 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### Archive

# 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.

## Arrangementer i tiden fremover

18 May 2020 at 17:00

### Canceled: 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.

18 May 2020 at 18:00

### Canceled: 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. Among the invited guests will be members of the Abel committee and the Abel board, members of the Academy's mathematics group and visiting mathematicians from many countries. By invitation only.

19 May 2020 at 14:00

### The Abel Prize award ceremony

Location: Internet

Due to the corona epidemic there will not be a physical Laureate ceremony on May 19 this year. The honoring of the Abel Prize Laureate will be announced later. All other events during the Abel week are also cancelled.

19 May 2020 at 15:00

### Canceled: Reception at Det Norske Teatret

Location: Det Norske Teatret, Oslo

After the award ceremony there will be a reception at Det Norske Teatret, where the laureate will be interviewed.

20 May 2020 at 10:00

### Canceled: The Abel Lectures

Location: Georg Sverdrups hus, University of Oslo

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

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.

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

**2020:** Hillel Furstenberg & Gregory Margulis**2019:** Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck

**Robert Langlands**

2018:

2018:

**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

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.

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 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