The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ole M. Sejersted, will announce the winner of the Abel Prize for 2017 at the Academy on the 21st of March. 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. The world famous mathematician Terence Tao will give the popular science presentation of the prize winner's work.
Terence Tao. Photo: Hutchinson/UCLA
Terence Tao (41) is an Australian-American professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Tao was a co-recipient of the 2006 Fields Medal and the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. He is also a former member of the Abel Committee.
The Abel Prize winner(s) will only be notified shortly before the announcement. After his presentation Terence Tao will talk to the prize winner on the phone to hear his or her immediate response to the news of being awarded the Abel Prize.
The entire event will be filmed and can also be viewed as a live webcast. The broadcast starts at 11 GMT (12 noon in Oslo, Norway).
The Abel Prize award ceremony will take place in the University Aula in Oslo; here from the award ceremony in 2016. Photo: Audun Braastad
The Abel Prize has been awarded annually since 2003. This year's Abel Prize Award Ceremony will take place on the 23rd of May 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 Akershus Castle in honour of the Abel laureate.