One year drift across the Arctic Ocean completed

Yngve Kristoffersen arrived in Longyearbyen on August 22. 2015.

Professor Yngve Kristoffersen arrived in Longyearbyen on August 22nd 2015 with the hovercraft Sabvabaa after drifting across the inaccessible Arctic Ocean during one year. Together with Audun Tholfsen this FRAM 2014/15 ice drift station has made unique geological, sea ice, ocean and atmospheric measurements in these pristine parts of our planet during all four seasons. On 12 October Yngve Kristoffersen will give the Nansen Memorial Lecture at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters about the exploration of the Arctic Ocean.

(02.09.2015) More

The 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum opened


From August 23 to 28, the third Heidelberg Laureate Forum gathers 26 recipients of the Touring Award, the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize and the Nevanlinna Prize. Five Abel Laureates take part this year. They will meet with young researchers from over 50 nations. Kirsti Strøm Bull, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, pointed out in her speech at opening ceremony that intellectual exchange between the laureates of mathematics and computer science and the young researchers is in the spirit of the Abel Prize that also supports activities for children and young people.

(25.08.2015) More

First step towards the Abel Prize 2016

John Rognes, Chair of the Abel Committee

The 15th of September 2015 is the deadline for nominating candidates for the Abel Prize 2016. The Abel Committee will meet for the first time at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on the 26th and 27th of September to embark on the task of selecting a deserving candidate. The Academy's choice of Laureate is based on the Abel committee's recommendation. The Abel Committee is led by Professor John Rognes (picture).

(19.08.2015) More

Abel celebration in Oslo and Bergen

Abel banners in Oslo

When the Abel laureates John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg arrive in Oslo they can look forward to a week of mathematical celebrations in Oslo and Bergen. The highlight will be when they receive the Abel Prize from H.M. the King at the award ceremony on the 19th of May in the University Aula in Oslo. Earlier the same day they will be received in audience at the Royal Palace. The Abel Banquet at Akershus Castle will be hosted by Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Education and Research.

(11.05.2015) More

Soap Bubbles and Mathematics

Frank Morgan

Frank Morgan, Atwell Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, will give this year's Science Lecture titled "Soap Bubbles and Mathematics" at the University of Oslo on May 20th. Soap bubbles, with applications from cappuccino to universes, illustrate some fundamental questions in mathematics. The show will include some demonstrations. 

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Forthcoming events

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.

To register for the seminar and the following dinner, please email gro.havelin@dnva.no by September 4th.


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.

24 May 2016 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.

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