The Abel Prize is awarded yearly by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, as the missing Nobel Prize in mathematics. The Abel Prize 2021 was awarded to László Lovász and Avi Wigderson “for their foundational contributions to theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, and their leading role in shaping them into central fields of modern mathematics.”
Among the research areas in which Lovász and Wigderson have achieved pioneering results are networks, randomness, and computing. These are active research fields in the Dutch scientific community, stimulated by cooperation with Lovász and Wigderson.
On 8 April 2022, CWI organizes an event with lectures by the two Abel Prize laureates, together with three accompanying talks by researchers inspired by the achievements of Lovász and Wigderson.
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The Abel Prize Laureates Lectures at CWI take place in the afternoon of Friday 8 April 2022 and are coupled with lectures by the two laureates at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in the evening of Thursday 7 April 2022.