Heidelberg Laureate Forum establised
The Klaus Tschira Stiftung will establish the „Heidelberg Laureate Forum" as an annual meeting bringing together winners of the most prestigious scientific awards in Mathematics (Abel Prize and Fields Medal) and Computer Science (Turing Award) with a select group of highly talented young researchers. The first meeting of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place during September 23-27, 2013.
The agreement about the establishment of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum was signed by the parties involved at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on the 22nd of May 2012. In the front row: Professor Andreas Reuter and Dr. Klaus Tschira. Behind: Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth, Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi, Professor Ingrid Daubechies, Professor Helge Holden, Professor Øivind Andersen and Mr. Ambassador Detlev Rünger. Photo: Eirik Furu Baardsen
The Forum has been initiated by the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), the research institute of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS) - a German foundation, which promotes Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum is modeled after the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, established more than 60 years ago to bring forward new ideas. Klaus Tschira, founder and managing partner of the foundation states: „Meeting with the scientific leaders of Mathematics and Computer Science will be extremely inspiring and encouraging for the young scientists".
The first meeting of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place during September 23-27, 2013.
The Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS) is a German foundation which promotes the Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science. HITS (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies) is the research institute of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters deeply mourns the death of John F. and Alicia Nash
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters deeply mourns the sudden death of John Forbes Nash Jr. and Alicia Nash. On Tuesday May 19th, John Forbes Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg received the Abel Prize in mathematics from His Majesty King Harald. The Academy was greatly honoured that both laureates and their wives came to Norway to receive the Abel Prize for 2015. After memorable days with the Abel Prize ceremony in Oslo and Abel Prize lectures in Oslo and Bergen, it is deeply tragic that John Forbes Nash Jr. and Alicia Nash passed away during their journey home. Our heartfelt condolences go to the family of John F. and Alicia Nash.read more 26-05-2015
John F. Nash, Jr. and his wife Alicia killed in car accident
John F. Nash, Jr., who together with Louis Nirenberg received the Abel Prize on Tuesday 19 May, was killed in a taxi accident on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday afternoon local time. Nash (86) and his wife Alicia (82) were on their way home after a week of Abel celebrations in Oslo and Bergen when they were both killed in the car crash.read more 25-05-2015
Nash and Nirenberg received the Abel Prize from the King of Norway
John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg received the 2015 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald V at the award ceremony in Oslo on 19 May. The two American mathematicians receive the prize "for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis." The laureates share the 6 mill NOK (about EUR 700,000 or USD 750,000) prize money.read more 20-05-2015
Abel celebration in Oslo and Bergen
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.read more 11-05-2015
Soap Bubbles and Mathematics
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.read more 05-05-2015
Congratulations from AMS President
Robert Bryant, AMS President, sends his congratulations to the winners of the Abel Prize 2015, John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg.read more 30-03-2015