# 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).** **

The Abel Prize announcement will be conducted without an audience. The announcement will be live streamed at www.abelprize.no

**The broadcast starts at 12:00 Oslo / GMT +1, March 17.**

**Go to the Livepage: Watch the announcement live**

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Hans Petter Graver will announce the winner of the 2021 on March 17. The Academy's choice of laureate is based on the Abel Committee's recommendation.

The chair of the Abel Committee, Hans Munthe-Kaas, will give the reasons for awarding the prize.

The popular science presentation of the prize winner's work will be given by Alex Bellos, British writer and science communicator. He will also talk to the prize winner to get his/her immediate response to the news of being awarded the Abel Prize.

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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”

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