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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters deeply mourns the death of John F. and Alicia Nash

John F. Nash, Jr & Kirsti Strøm Bull

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters deeply mourns the sudden death of John Forbes Nash Jr. and Alicia Nash. On Tuesday May 19th, John Forbes Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg received the Abel Prize in mathematics from His Majesty King Harald. The Academy was greatly honoured that both laureates and their wives came to Norway to receive the Abel Prize for 2015.  After memorable days with the Abel Prize ceremony in Oslo and Abel Prize lectures in Oslo and Bergen, it is deeply tragic that John Forbes Nash Jr. and Alicia Nash passed away during their journey home. Our heartfelt condolences go to the family of John F. and Alicia Nash.

(26.05.2015) More

John F. Nash, Jr. and his wife Alicia killed in car accident

John F. Nash, Jr

John F. Nash, Jr., who together with Louis Nirenberg received the Abel Prize on Tuesday 19 May, was killed in a taxi accident on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday afternoon local time. Nash (86) and his wife Alicia (82) were on their way home after a week of Abel celebrations in Oslo and Bergen when they were both killed in the car crash.

(25.05.2015) More

Abel celebration in Oslo and Bergen

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

Soap Bubbles and Mathematics

Frank Morgan

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

Congratulations from AMS President

Robert Bryant, AMS President (Photo courtesy Duke Photography, Les Todd, photographer

Robert Bryant, AMS President, sends his congratulations to the winners of the Abel Prize 2015, John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg.

(30.03.2015) More

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Forthcoming events

18 September 2015 at 16:00

Fundamental science changes society: the emergence of modern meteorology

Scientific conferences

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.

24 September 2015

The Birkeland Lecture

Lectures

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.

Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi
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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Drammensveien 78
N-0271 Oslo, Norway
Telephone: + 47 22 12 10 90
E-mail: dnva@online.no
Web editor: Anne-Marie Astad
Design and technical solutions: Ravn Webveveriet AS