The Abel Year 2014

The Abel Prize Laureate 2014

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2014 to

Yakov G. Sinai

Princeton University, USA, and Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences

“for his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics”

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The Abel Prize Ceremony

May 2014
University Aula, Oslo

Yakov Sinai received the Abel Prize 2014 from H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon at the award ceremony in the University Aula May 2014.

The Abel Lectures and Science Lecture

May 21
University of Oslo

The Abel Laureate Yakov Sinai gave his prize lecture at the University of Oslo, followed by two Abel Lectures by Gregory Margulis and Konstantin Khanin. Domokos Szász gave the Popular science lecture on Mathematical billiards and chaos.










 See video of the lectures + full program/abstracts


The Abel interview with Yakov Sinai

Yakov Sinai is interviewed by the two mathematicians  Martin Raussen og Christian Skau

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Tonje Steinsland interviews Yakov Sinai

Tonje Steinsland interviewed Yakov Sinai at a reception after the Award Ceremony.

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The Abel Prize announcement

The Abel Laureate Yakov Sinai was announced by Nils Chr. Stenseth, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, March 26.

Watch the announcement

Abel filmnight at Kino Victoria

On the occasion of the awarding of the Abel Prize, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and its Abel Board invited to an Abel film night at Kino Victoria with two films, Colors of Math and How I came to hate maths, both starring Cédric Villani from the Abel Committee. Villani gave an introductiontalk before each film.

More information and program

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Abel Monument

19 May 2014 at 17:00
Royal Palace grounds, Oslo

Open event


The Abel Laureate  will honour Niels Henrik Abel by laying down a wreath at the Abel Monument. Helge Holden, chair of the Abel board, will give a speech. Music. The event is open to the public.

Banquet at Akershus Castle

20 May 2014 at 19:00
Location: Akershus Castle, Oslo

The Norwegian government will give a banquet in honour of the Abel Laureate at Akershus Castle.

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