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Sir Andrew J. Wiles receives the Abel Prize from Norway's Crown Prince Haakon

The Abel Prize has got a "new look". Design by Henrik Haugan. Illegal

Sir Andrew J. Wiles will receive the 2016 Abel Prize from H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo on the 24th of May.

Watch the Award Ceremony live

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". Andrew J. Wiles is one of very few mathematicians - if not the only - whose proof of a theorem has been international headline news. The award ceremony will be streamed and can be watched as a live web cast. The Abel Prize carries a cash award of 6 million NOK.

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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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Sir Andrew J. Wiles receives the Abel Prize

Sir Andrew Wiles, the Abel Prize Laureate 2016

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2016 to Sir Andrew J. Wiles (62), University of Oxford, “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.”

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ole M. Sejersted, announced the winner of the 2016 Abel Prize at the Academy in Oslo today, 15 March. Andrew J. Wiles will receive the Abel Prize from H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon at an award ceremony in Oslo on 24 May.

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Forthcoming events

24 May 2016 at 14:00

Abel Prize Award Ceremony

Location: University Aula, Oslo, Norway

The Abel Laureate will receive the Abel Prize from H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon 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.

25 May 2016 at 10:00 - 25 May 2016 at 15:35

The Abel Lectures 2016

Location: Georg Sverdrups Hus, University of Oslo

Abel Laureate Sir Andrew Wiles, University of Oxford, will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo on the 25th of May,  followed by two Abel Lectures by Henri Darmon and Manjul Bhargava. Simon Singh will then give a popular lecture.

1 June 2016 at 18:00 - 1 June 2016 at 21:00

Conflict and Conflict Solution in Palestine and Israel

Other events

Location: Litteraturhuset, Amalie Skram

The Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature in cooperation with the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters invite you to a round table discussion with introductory presentations from Lucy Austin-Nusseibeh and Fania Oz-Salzberger.

6 June 2016 at 11:00 - 6 June 2016 at 17:00

Science advice in Norway

Scientific conferences

Location: Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi, Drammensveien 78

Sir Peter Gluckman, Professor and Chief Science Advisor to the New Zealand Prime Minister will give the Keynote lecture at this seminar about science advice and science for policy in Norway.

The seminar is open for everyone, but registration is required.

14 June 2016 at 09:00 - 15 June 2016 at 13:00

The Future of Literary Studies

Scientific conferences

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78

International conference at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

What is the current state of literary studies, and what does the future of literary studies look like?

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.

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