Robert P. Langlands receives the Abel Prize

Robert P. Langlands, The Abel Prize Laureate 2018

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2018 to Robert P. Langlands of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.”

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AMS President congratulates Robert P. Langlands

AMS President Kenneth A. Ribet

"It is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Robert P. Langlands, winner of the 2018 Abel Prize. Robert Langlands is one of the most distinguished mathematicians alive today and a towering figure in the history of modern mathematics. His insights, which grew out of penetrating technical work early in his career, have transformed and enriched both number theory and representation theory. The deep relations between the two subjects that he predicted and probed have guided the work of countless mathematicians over the last 50 years."
- Kenneth A. Ribet, AMS President, University of California, Berkeley


Article about Abel Prize winner Langlands

Published on the AMS website

Who will win this year’s Abel prize?

Ole på talerstolen

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ole M. Sejersted, will announce the winner of the Abel Prize for 2018 at the Academy on March 20. The Academy's choice of laureate is based on the Abel Committee's recommendation. The chair of the Abel Committee, John Rognes, will give the reasons for the awarding of the prize. Writer and broadcaster, Alex Bellos, will then give a popular science presentation of the prize winner’s work.

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Winners of Kavli Prize scholarships announced at AAAS in Austin, Texas

Marina Tofting from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and Rosalind Reid from the World Federation of Science Journalists.

Five eminent science journalists from four continents have won the 2018 Kavli Prize scholarships. They were selected among 48 applicants from all over the world. The winners are: Angela Posadas Swafford -- Colombia, Ling Xing -- China, Iván Carillo -- México, Sibusiso Biyela -- South Africa and Simon Pleasant --Australia\Japan. The winners were announced at the AAAS meeting in Austin, Texas by Rosalind Reid from WFSJ. Marina Tofting, director of communications at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, congratulated the winners and wished them welcome to Oslo for the Kavli Prize week 1-6 September 2018.

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Doping: Science, ethics & law

Recordings now available


Several of the lectures from the symposium held at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters last year are now available.  Roger Pielke, professor at the University of Colorado, U.S.A, is among the prominent scientists that participated.

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