### 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”

### The Honouring of the Abel Prize Laureates

Due to the uncertain development of the Covid-19 pandemic in Norway, all physical events are canceled. Instead, there will be three online events.

(07.04.2021) Read more### 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).** **

### 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### 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

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 25 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.

**2021: László Lovász and Avi Wigderson2020:** Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis

**Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck**

2019:

2019:

**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