John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg share the Abel Prize

John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg

The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to the American mathematicians John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg “for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.” The President of the Academy, Kirsti Strøm Bull, announced the new laureates today 25 March. They will receive the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald at a ceremony in Oslo on 19 May.

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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.

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Abel Prize announcement March 25th

Kirsti Strøm Bull, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, annonced the winner of the 2013 Abel Prize.

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Kirsti Strøm Bull, will announce the winner of the Abel Prize 2015 on the 25th of March at 11 GMT  (12 noon in Oslo, Norway). The announcement will be transmitted live from the Academy.

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Women and Culture

The Academy Lecture in Humanities and Social Sciences

Raquel Fernández

Raquel Fernández, Professor of Economics, New York University (picture) will give the Academy Lecture 2015 titled "Women and Culture" at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on 10 March.

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Abel in Paris, January 28th 2015

Lecture by Abel laureate Mikhail Gromov

Mikhail Gromov på scenen i Gamle Logen under Abelprisseremonien. (Foto: Erlend Aas/Scanpix)

The Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris will host the "Abel in Paris" event in the afternoon of Wednesday January 28th.  In connection with the final meeting of the current Abel committee, whose task it is to select the Abel prize laureate for 2015, there will be an afternoon of lectures, aimed at a broad mathematical audience, by Abel laureate Mikhail Gromov (IHES) and Abel committee members Éva Tardos (Cornell) and Rahul Pandharipande (ETH Zürich).

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Forthcoming events

19 May 2015 at 14:00

Abel Prize Award Ceremony

Location: University Aula, Oslo, Norway

The Abel Laureate will receive the Abel Prize 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.

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


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.

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