Yves Meyer received the Abel Prize from H.M. King Harald

Yves Meyer receives the 2017 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald

H.M. King Harald presented the Abel Prize to Yves Meyer of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, France at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May. He receives the prize for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets, says John Rognes, chair of the Abel committee. Among the prominent guests attending the award  ceremony was the French ambassador to Norway, Jean-François Dobelle and the Norwegian Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

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Kristian Birkeland and the Slow Dawn of Space Weather Understanding

Birkeland Lecture by David Southwood

Kristian Birkeland

Professor David Southwood from Imperial College, London gives the Birkeland Lecture at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo on 15 June at 6 pm. In 2017, the legacy of the physicist Kristian Birkeland still stands solid - 150 years after his birth and 100 years after his death. This lecture is one of many events during the Birkeland Anniversary 2017 that will take place 13-16th of June.

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Three days of celebration for Abel Laureate Yves Meyer

Abelprisutdeling i Aulaen 2016

His Majesty King Harald will present the Abel Prize to Yves Meyer at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May. He receives the prize "for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets", to quote the Abel committee. Yves Meyer, of the École  normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, was the visionary leader in the modern development of this theory, at the intersection of mathematics, information technology and computational science.

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Call for nominations for international space weather medals

The GOES-R weather monitoring satellite

The 2017 contest for three international space weather medals, including the Kristian Birkeland medal for Space Weather and Space Climate, is now open. More information the medals and how to nominate can be found here 

The new medal recipients will be announced in a medal ceremony at the European Space Weather Week, the 27th of November, 2017.

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Congratulations from AMS President

AMS President Kenneth A. Ribet

"On behalf of the American Mathematical Society, it is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Yves Meyer, recipient of the 2017 Abel Prize.  Professor Meyer has been a visionary in a broad range of fields, including number theory and differential equations.  His fundamental work in the theory of wavelets has transformed the world of signal processing and has led to a myriad of practical applications."  -- AMS President Kenneth A. Ribet (University of California, Berkeley)
Photo: Jim Brook


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Forthcoming events

16 October 2017 at 09:00 - 17 October 2017 at 16:00

Fake News and Alternative Facts

Scientific conferences

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

The topic of this year's Academy Symposium will be Fake News and Alternative Facts. We have invited prominent speakers from political science, philosophy, psychology, media science and law, as well as journalists and politicians to address a cluster of issues.

Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi
Drammensveien 78
N-0271 Oslo
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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Drammensveien 78
N-0271 Oslo, Norway
Telephone: + 47 22 84 15 00
E-mail: post@dnva.no
Web editor: Anne-Marie Astad
Design and technical solutions: Ravn Webveveriet AS