# Congratulations from AMS President David Vogan

The President of the American Mathematical Society, David Vogan, sends his congratulations to Pierre Deligne.

"On behalf of the American Mathematical Society, it is a great pleasure to congratulate Pierre Deligne, recipient of the 2013 Abel Prize. Deligne's contributions to algebraic geometry have deepened enormously our understanding of that fundamental subject, and offered powerful new connections with many other parts of mathematics. Like many other mathematicians, I have had the pleasure of seeing some of the most interesting impossible problems I knew (apparently unrelated to algebraic geometry!) beautifully resolved using his work. Congratulations!"

David Vogan, President of the American Mathematical Society

(Photo: Bryce Vickmark)

### 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) 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.

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