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HLF Review 2016

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Three Abel Laureates at the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum © Audun Braastad left: Sir Andrew Wiles right: Academy President Ole M. Sejersted behind: Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Education and Research The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is one of the institutions supporting the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). The agreement that established the HLF was signed at the Academy in Oslo on May 22, 2012. Later that same day, Endre Szemerédi received the Abel Prize from King Harald of Norway, and this year marks his third time at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Sir Andrew Wiles who received the Abel Prize this year for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem, will also take part in the 4th HLF. Sir Michael Atiyah, who was awarded the Abel Prize in 2004, has shared his knowledge, ideas and thoughts at every HLF since 2013. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters began awarding the Abel Prize in 2003. The prize carries a cash award of 6 million NOK (about 650,000 euros), and is named after the exceptional Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel (1802–1829). © Calle Huth/Studio For more information visit the Abel Prize website: www.abelprize.no • March 21, 2017 at 12:00: The winner of the Abel Prize will be announced by the Academy’s President • May 23, 2017 at 14:00: Abel Prize Award Ceremony at the University Aula in Oslo • May 24, 2017 from 10:00 to 15:30: Abel Lectures 2017 at the University of Oslo 28

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