Mathematical summit at Courant in New York

New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences will host the "Abel in New York" event on Thursday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Courant's three Abel laureates will give lectures. Other speakers will include members of the current Abel committee. For a complete schedule of presentations, go to: http://bit.ly/WKyOnU.

Three Abel Laureates at Courant Institute, NYU: Peter Lax (2005), Raghu Varadhan (2007) og Mikhail Gromov (2009). The picture was taken in 2009 when Courant celebrated that Gromov had become the third faculty member to get an Abel Prize.Three Abel Laureates at Courant Institute, NYU: Peter Lax (2005), Raghu Varadhan (2007) og Mikhail Gromov (2009). The picture was taken in 2009 when Courant celebrated that Gromov had become the third faculty member to get an Abel Prize.

From 2005 through 2009, three Courant faculty members were awarded the Abel Prize: Peter Lax (2005); Raghu Varadhan (2007); and Mikhail Gromov (2009). The award is accompanied by a prize of approximately $950,000. All three will give presentations at the Feb. 21 event. Other speakers include members of Abel Committee: Stanislav Smirnov of the University of Geneva; Gang Tian of Princeton University and Beijing University, and Noga Alon of Tel Aviv University.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, go to: http://bit.ly/XjMrqs.

Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU's Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

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