Who will win this year’s Abel prize?

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.

President, Ole M. Sejersted. President, Ole M. Sejersted.

The Abel Prize winner(s) will be notified only shortly before the announcement. After his presentation, Alex Bellos will talk to the prize winner(s) to hear the immediate response to the news of being awarded the Abel Prize.

The entire event will streamed. The broadcast starts at 11 GMT (12 noon in Oslo, Norway).

The Abel Prize has been awarded annually since 2003. This year's Abel Prize Award Ceremony will take place on May 22 at the University Aula in Oslo, Norway. His Majesty King Harald V will present the Abel Prize to the laureate.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception and an interview with the Abel laureate in front of a live audience. In the evening, the Norwegian Government will host a banquet at Oslo City Hall.

Live: The Abel Prize announcement

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The broadcast starts at 11 GMT (12 noon in Oslo, Norway), March 20.

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