Russian mathematician receives the 2014 Abel Prize

The Abel Prize Laureate 2014 Yakov G. Sinai

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2014 to Yakov G. Sinai (78) of Princeton University, USA, and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, "for his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics". The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Chr. Stenseth, announced the winner of the 2014 Abel Prize at the Academy in Oslo today, 26 March. Yakov G. Sinai will receive the Abel Prize from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince at an award ceremony in Oslo on 20 May.

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Abel Prize announcement 26 March

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Chr. Stenseth, announced the winners of the 2012 Kavli Prizes on 31 May.

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Chr. Stenseth, (picture) will announce the winner of the Abel Prize for 2014 at the Academy on the 26th of March. The Academy's choice of laureate is based on the recommendation of the Abel Committee. The chair of the Abel Committee, Ragni Piene, will give the reasons for the awarding of the prize. The internationally renowned mathematician Jordan Ellenberg will give a popular science presentation of the prize winner's work.

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New scholarships for science journalists

Chul Joong Kim and Nils Chr. Stenseth

Chul Joong Kim (left), President of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), will announce the winners of five new scholarships for science journalists at AAAS in Chicago on the 15th of February. The scholarships, funded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, will give the journalists the opportunity to take part in all the events during the Kavli Prize week in Oslo in September. Nils Chr. Stenseth, the Academy's President, will present the highlights of the Kavli Prize week.

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Frontiers in Astronomy: Kavli Prize Scientific Symposium and Laureate Lecture in London

Kuiper Belt Objects. Artwork of two icy dwarf planets orbiting within the Kuiper Belt of the outer solar system. The Sun is at upper left. The Kuiper Belt consists of a numerous collection of small icy bodies that mostly orbit beyond the planets, but in the same plane as them.

The Royal Society, in partnership with The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and The Kavli Foundation, will be hosting a one day symposium on cosmology and astrophysics on the 20th of November in London. The symposium will bring together the world's leading experts in this field. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince attends the symposium. Jane Luu, Kavli Prize Laureate in astrophysics in 2012, gives the Kavli Prize Laureate Lecture.

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VISTA-day 2013: Energy Landscapes and New Energy Sources

Wind and solar energy can play a more important role in the future.

When we change the energy landscape towards a low carbon system, what will be the consequences for research, education and industry? Experts will approach this question from different angles through lectures and a concluding panel discussion during the VISTA-day on the 19th of November.

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Forthcoming events

5 May 2014 - 9 May 2014

Abel Symposium 2014

Scientific conferences

Location: Kabelvåg in Lofoten, Norway

The Abel Board has established an annual Abel Symposium, to be held on areas of mathematics in strong development worldwide. The topic of the Abel Symposium 2014 is Statistical analysis for high dimensional data and will be held in an island of the archipelago of the Lofoten in the north of Norway.

20 May 2014 at 14:00

Abel Prize Award Ceremony

Location: University Aula, Oslo

The Abel Prize will be presented to the laureate by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon at an award ceremony in Oslo, Norway. After the award ceremony there will be a reception at Det Norske Teatret where the laureate will be interviewed by Tonje Steinsland.

21 May 2014 at 10:00

The Abel Lectures and Science Lecture

Scientific conferences

Location: University of Oslo, Georg Sverdrup's House, Auditorium 1

The Abel Laureate will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo. This will be followed by two other Abel Lectures and a Science Lecture

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