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Nine scientific pioneers to receive the 2016 Kavli Prizes

Ole M. Sejersted , President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Nine pioneering scientists from Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the USA have been named this year's recipients of the Kavli Prizes - prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ole M. Sejersted (picture) announced the names of the winners today, June 2. This year's laureates were selected for the direct detection of gravitational waves, the invention and realization of atomic force microscopy, and for the discovery of mechanisms that allow experience and neural activity to remodel brain function.

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Sir Andrew J. Wiles received the Abel Prize from H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon

Abelprize 2016 - award ceremony

Andrew Wiles received the 2016 Abel Prize from Norway's Crown Prince Haakon at an award ceremony in Oslo today, on 24 May. He receives the prize "for his stunning proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory", to quote the Abel Committee. The Abel Prize carries a cash award of 6 million NOK (about EUR 700,000 or USD 750,000) and has been awarded annually since 2003 by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

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A celebration of science for policy

EASAC celebrate its 15th anniversary in Oslo

Jos van der Meer, the President of EASAC

On 11-12 May, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will welcome the public to a series of lectures in Oslo given by some of Europe's preeminent scientists in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC). The connection between science and policy - particularly the positive impact that science-based policies can have for societies - will be the central focus of this event. On this anniversary, EASAC welcomes the public to celebrate science-policy dialogue and the independent policy advice of Europe's science academies, says Jos van der Meer.
Please register for the event here by May 3, 2016

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The Fridtjof Nansen Award of excellence in science 2016

Fridtjof Nansen Award for excellence in science is awarded to Professor Karl Ove Moene for outstanding research in the fields of economics

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 The Fridtjof Nansen Award of Excellence is awarded to Norwegian researchers, or researchers resident in Norway, who has shown scientific contributions of international significance on a very high level. Prize winners receive a medal, a diploma and 300 000 Norwegian kroner. Winners of the Fridtjof Nansen Award for Young Scientists receive a diploma and 100 000 Norwegian kroner. It can be awarded to Norwegian researchers or scholars resident in Norway under the age of 40.

The awards are presented by the chairman of The Nansen Foundation and Affiliated Funds, Professor Øyvind Østerud, on the Annual meeting of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on Tuesday 3 May, 2016 at the Grand Hotel, Oslo.

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Fridtjof Nansen Award of Excellence for 2016

Fridtjof Nansen Award for excellence in science is awarded to Professor Karl Ove Moene for outstanding research in the fields of economics

Professor Karl Ove Moene, Department of Economics, University of Oslo. He is also the director of ESOP - Centre for the Study of Equality, Social Organization.
E-mail: k.o.moene@econ.uio.no

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Fridtjof Nansen Award for Young Scientists for 2016 is divided between
Professor Magne Mogstad at the Department of Economics, University of Chicago, for his outstanding research in the fields of economics

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Principal Investigator Kyrre Eeg Emblem, Oslo University Hospital, for his outstanding contribution to medical diagnostics

Professor Magne Mogstad
E-mail: magne.mogstad@gmail.com

Dr. Kyrre Eeg Emblem
E-mail: kemblem@ous-hf.no / kyrre.eeg.emblem@rr-research.no


Photos of the winners is available on the home page of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters: www.dnva.no

Congratulations from the AMS President

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

Robert Bryant, President of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), congratulates Sir Andrew Wiles with the 2016 Abel Prize.

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Forthcoming events

16 August 2016 - 19 August 2016

The Abel Symposium 2016

Scientific conferences

Location: Barony Rosendal, Norway

Updated information about the symposium will be posted at this external home page http://hans.munthe-kaas.no/AbelSymp2016/

Please note that participation is by invitation only.

10 October 2016 at 18:00

Nansen Minneforelesning

Other events

Location: Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi, Drammensveien 78

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