# Who will be the next Abel Laureate?

The Abel Committee has embarked on the long journey in search of the next Abel Laureate. The committee which consists of five distinguished mathematicians has had its first meeting at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo. Next stop will be St. Petersburg.

The Abel Committee shall review the nominated candidates for the Abel Prize. The committee members can also add other names to the list of nominees. On the 26th of March 2014 the committee's recommendation will be presented to the board of the Academy. The President of the Academy will announce the name of the Abel Laureate the same day.

The Abel Prize award ceremony will take place in Oslo, Norway on the 20th of May.

### The Abel Committee

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters appoints the members of the Abel Committee, based on nominations from the International Mathematical Union and the European Mathematical Society. The Abel Committee consists of five outstanding research scientists in the field of mathematics. Both Norwegian and non-Norwegian citizens may be members of the committee. The members of the Abel Committee are appointed for a period of two years and may be reappointed once.

The Abel Committee is chaired by Ragni Piene, University of Oslo. The two new members of the committee are Cédric Villani, Institut Henri Poincaré and Université de Lyon, France and Maria J. Esteban, CEREMADE, Paris, France.

### 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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