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Yngve Kristoffersen arrived in Longyearbyen on August 22. 2015.
Professor Yngve Kristoffersen arrived in Longyearbyen on August 22nd 2015 with the hovercraft Sabvabaa after drifting across the inaccessible Arctic Ocean during one year. Together with Audun Tholfsen this FRAM 2014/15 ice drift station has made unique geological, sea ice, ocean and atmospheric measurements in these pristine parts of our planet during all four seasons. On 12 October Yngve Kristoffersen will give the Nansen Memorial Lecture at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters about the exploration of the Arctic Ocean. (02.09.2015) More
From August 23 to 28, the third Heidelberg Laureate Forum gathers 26 recipients of the Touring Award, the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize and the Nevanlinna Prize. Five Abel Laureates take part this year. They will meet with young researchers from over 50 nations. Kirsti Strøm Bull, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, pointed out in her speech at opening ceremony that intellectual exchange between the laureates of mathematics and computer science and the young researchers is in the spirit of the Abel Prize that also supports activities for children and young people. (25.08.2015) More
John Rognes, Chair of the Abel Committee
The 15th of September 2015 is the deadline for nominating candidates for the Abel Prize 2016. The Abel Committee will meet for the first time at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on the 26th and 27th of September to embark on the task of selecting a deserving candidate. The Academy's choice of Laureate is based on the Abel committee's recommendation. The Abel Committee is led by Professor John Rognes (picture). (19.08.2015) More
Abel banners in Oslo
When the Abel laureates John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg arrive in Oslo they can look forward to a week of mathematical celebrations in Oslo and Bergen. The highlight will be when they receive the Abel Prize from H.M. the King at the award ceremony on the 19th of May in the University Aula in Oslo. Earlier the same day they will be received in audience at the Royal Palace. The Abel Banquet at Akershus Castle will be hosted by Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Education and Research. (11.05.2015) More
Frank Morgan, Atwell Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, will give this year's Science Lecture titled "Soap Bubbles and Mathematics" at the University of Oslo on May 20th. Soap bubbles, with applications from cappuccino to universes, illustrate some fundamental questions in mathematics. The show will include some demonstrations. (05.05.2015) More
18 September 2015 at 16:00
Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78, Oslo
This seminar, marking the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Professor Arnt Eliasson, will focus on how fundamental science can bring results of major importance to society.
To register for the seminar and the following dinner, please email email@example.com by September 4th.
24 September 2015
Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
This year's Birkeland Lecture will be given by Dr Terry Onsager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA.
24 May 2016 at 14:00
Location: University Aula, Oslo, Norway
The Abel Laureate will receive the Abel Prize at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo, Norway. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and an interview with the Abel Laureate in front of a live audience.