Abel Prize Laureates Lectures

On 28 January 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
  • 2022-01-28T13:00:00+01:00
  • 2022-01-28T18:00:00+01:00
  • On 28 January 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.
  • What English
  • When 28-01-2022 from 13:00 to 18:00 (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC100)
  • Where Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre (Turing Room) and/or via live stream
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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 28 January 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.

We are organizing at CWI a hybrid event: (for now) limited seating is available in the Turing room and a live video stream will also be offered. Thisevent is freely accessible after registration. Please also register when you want to join the event via the live stream – we will then send you the link on the day of the event.

The Abel Prize Laureates Lectures at CWI take place in the afternoon of Friday 28 January 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 27 January 2022.

The lectures at KNAW are aimed at a general public 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 program for the CWI Lectures on Friday 28 January 2022:
13:00-13:10 Welcome
13:10-14:00 László Lovász (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
14:00-14:30 Dion Gijswijt (Delft University of Technology)
14:30-15:00 Jeroen Zuiddam (University of Amsterdam)
15:00-15:30 coffee and tea
15:30-16:20 Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
16:20-16:50 Michael Walter (University of Amsterdam, Ruhr-University Bochum)
16:50-16:55 closing
17:00-18:00 drinks

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

For enquiries and further details about this event, please contact Susanne van Dam.

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