# Abel celebration in Oslo, Stavanger and Stockholm

When Abel Laureate Yakov G. Sinai arrives in Oslo on 18 May together with his wife Elena B. Vul, who is also a mathematician, they can look forward to a week of mathematics celebration in Oslo, Stavanger and Stockholm. The highlight will be when Yakov G. Sinai receives the Abel Prize from HRH The Crown Prince at the award ceremony on 20 May in the University Aula in Oslo. Earlier the same day Sinai will be received in audience at the Royal Palace. The Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, will be among the many prominent guests at the award ceremony.

On the occasion of the awarding of the Abel Prize, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Abel board invite everybody to an Abel film night at Kino Victoria in Oslo on 18 May. Two films, "The color of maths" and "How I came to hate maths", both starring Cédric Villani, will be shown. Cédric Villani, a French mathematician and a member of the Abel committee, will introduce both films.

The Holmboe Prize was established in 2005 by the Norwegian Mathematical Council to honor a Norwegian mathematics teacher. Tor Arne Mjølund will receive the 2014 Holmboe Prize from the Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, at Oslo Cathedral School on 19 May in the presence of Abel Laureate Yakov Sinai. On this occasion young winners of two mathematics competitions - the Norwegian Mathematical Olympiad and Young Abel (UngeAbel) - will receive gifts presented by Yakov Sinai.

The Abel Laureate will honour Niels Henrik Abel by laying down a wreath at the Abel Monument in Oslo. Helge Holden, chair of the Abel board, will give a speech. In the evening the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will host a dinner in honour of the Abel Laureate. Among the invited guests will be members of the Abel committee and the Abel board, members of the Academy's mathematics group and visiting mathematicians from many countries.

Yakov Sinai will receive the Abel Prize from HRH The Crown Prince at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo on 20 May. The award ceremony will be followed by a reception and an interview with the Abel Laureate at Det Norske Teatret.

In the evening the Norwegian Government will host the Abel Banquet at Akershus Castle in honour of Yakov Sinai.

On 21 May Yakov Sinai will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo. This will be followed by two other Abel Lectures by Gergory Margulis and Konstantin Khanin and a Science Lecture delivered by Domokos Szász. The Abel Party at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters concludes the Abel celebration in Oslo.

On 22 May Yakov G. Sinai will travel to Stavanger where he will meet schoolchildren at the Science Factory, a science museum located in Sandnes, and give a lecture at the University of Stavanger.

On 23 May the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences organizes a symposium in honour of the Abel Prize Laureate 2014. There will be lectures by Laureate Yakov G. Sinai and invited speakers.

### Sir Vaughan F.R. Jones, outstanding mathematician and incoming member of the Abel committee, has passed away

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(03.07.2020) More### The Honouring of the 2020 Abel Prize Laureates

All events in connection to the Abel Prize Week in May are cancelled due to the Corona pandemic. The 2020 Abel Prize Laureates Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis will be honoured, together with the Abel Prize Laureate(s) of 2021 during next year’s Abel Prize Ceremony, May 25 2021.

### Furstenberg and Margulis to share the Abel Prize

The Abel Prize for 2020 goes to Hillel Furstenberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and Gregory Margulis, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, for “pioneering the use of methods from probability and dynamics in group theory, number theory and combinatorics.”

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The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Hans Petter Graver will announce the winner of the 2020 on March 18. The Academy's choice of laureate is based on the Abel Committee's recommendation.

**The event will be in an all-digital format and streamed live from this location**