Abel Prize Laureates Lectures

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.
  • Abel Prize Laureates Lectures
  • 2022-04-08T13:00:00+02:00
  • 2022-04-08T18:00:00+02:00
  • 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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  • When 08-04-2022 from 13:00 to 18:00 (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC200)
  • Where Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre (Turing Room) and/or via live stream
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*this event has been rescheduled from 28 Jan to 8 April*
 
Postscript: We look back on a great event. Both the videos and the presentations (in pdf) are published and available online.
 
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.

The lectures at KNAW are aimed at a general audience, while those at CWI are directed to scientists. For information about the KNAW Evening of the Abel Prize 2021 and on how to participate check the KNAW website.

Preliminary programme for the CWI Abel Prize Laureates Lectures on Friday 8 April 2022:
12.30-13.00 Turing room open (no lunch)
13:00-13:10 Welcome
13:10-14:00 Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
14:00-14:30 Michael Walter (University of Amsterdam, Ruhr-University Bochum)
14:30-15:00 Break
15:00-15:50 László Lovász (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
15:50-16:20 Dion Gijswijt (Delft University of Technology)
16:20-16:50 Jeroen Zuiddam (University of Amsterdam)
16:50-16:55 Closing
17:00-18:00 Drinks

More information about the speakers and their talks can be found on this page.

Organizers: Harry Buhrman, Monique Laurent and Lex Schrijver.

For enquiries and further details about this event, please contact Danielle Kollerie.

The two Abel Prize events at KNAW and CWI are sponsored by the Gravitation projects NETWORKS and Quantum Software Consortium (QSC).