# The Award Ceremony

John Milnor recieved the Abel Prize 2011 from H.M King Harald at an award Ceremony in Gamle Logen, Oslo, on the 24th of May.

John Milnor's profound ideas have made a deep mark on modern mathematics. Numerous mathematical concepts, results and conjectures are named after him. Yet the significance of Milnor's work goes far beyond his own spectular results. He has also written tremendously influential books, which are widely considered to be models of fine mathematical writing.

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Øyivnd Østerud, gave tribute to the extraordinary mathematician who can now add the Abel Prize to him many awards. "John Milnor is a worthy laureate. He is receiving the prize for trailblazing work in topology, geometry and algebra. At the same time he is a splendid communicator of advanced mathemaitcs with famours books under his belt".