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Pierre Deligne receives the Abel Prize

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Education and Research

The Abel Prize was awarded today at a formal ceremony at the University of Oslo. H.M. King Harald presented the prize to the Belgian mathematician Pierre Deligne. Minister of Education and Research Kristin Halvorsen attended the ceremony.

The Abel Prize was awarded today at a formal ceremony at the University of Oslo. H.M. King Harald presented the prize to the Belgian mathematician Pierre Deligne. Minister of Education and Research Kristin Halvorsen attended the ceremony.

Professor Deligne is professor emeritus at Princeton University, USA. He receives the Abel Prize for seminal contributions to algebraic geometry.

The Abel Prize recognizes outstanding scientific work in mathematics and carries a cash reward of 6,000,000 NOK. The Abel Prize was established in 2002 by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s first government.

Read more about The Abel Prize.

 
 
Pierre Deligne, His Majesty King Harald V and The chair of the international Abel Committee, Ragni Piene. Photo: Heiko Junge / Scanpix