# Abel Lecture by John Milnor at SEOUL ICM 2014

"Topology through Four Centuries" is the title of John Milnor's Abel Lecture. The Abel Lecture will take place on Friday the 15th of August from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. in 3F Hall D, Coex Convention Center and will be open to everybody. John Milnor received the Abel Prize in 2011 "for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra".

**Abstract**: The first hints of the subject known as topology appeared in the18th century. The field took shape in the 19th century, made dramatic progress during the 20th century, and is flourishing in the 21st.The talk will describe a few selected highlights.

The Abel Lecture will be followed by a reception from 7:30 -9:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom 101, COEX Convention Center. **Speakers at the reception:**

- Joon Grane Hetland, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Royal Norwegian Embassy, South Korea
- Nils Chr. Stenseth, President, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

To receive an invitation for the reception please contact Anette Burdal Finsrud, e-mail a.b.finsrud@dnva.no

The event is organized by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in cooperation with The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Seoul.

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

(11.09.2020) More### The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters calls for nominations of candidates for the Abel Prize 2021

(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.”

(13.03.2020) More### President of the Academy announces Abel Prize winner

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**