# The Abel Symposium 2019

Abel Symposium 2019 will take place at Scandic Parken Hotel Ålesund, 23-29 June 2019. The title of the symposium is: Geometry, Lie Theory and Applications.

The ideas of symmetry and invariance, forming Lie theory, are central in many applications, in particular in differential geometry and mathematical physics.

The scientific program is centered about advances in these areas, including equivalence and deformation theory of geometric structures, classification of differential invariants and invariant differential operators, symmetry analysis and integrability of equations of mathematical physics, progress in parabolic geometry and mathematical aspects of general relativity.

The experts will present the state of the art in their areas of research and discuss future research directions.

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The Board for the Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund has established an annual Abel Symposium, which is administrated by the Norwegian Mathematical Society.

*This is the root diagram for Lie algebra G2.*

**The scientific and organizing committee is as follows:**

- José Figueroa-O'Farrill (Edinburgh)
- Sigbjørn Hervik (Stavanger)
- Boris Kruglikov (Tromsø)
- Irina Markina (Bergen)
- Jan Slovák (Brno)
- Dennis The (Tromsø)
- Bent Ørsted (Aarhus)

### 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**