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2018 Abel Prize to Robert Langlands
Robert P. Langlands, Institute for Advanced Study, has been named the
winner of the 2018 Abel Prize [ http://www.abelprize.no/ ] for his
visionary program, which bears his name, that connects representation
theory to number theory. Langlands will receive an award of 6 million
Norwegian kroner (about US$760,000).
It is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Robert P. Langlands,
winner of the 2018 Abel Prize. Robert Langlands is one of the most
distinguished mathematicians alive today and a towering figure in the
history of modern mathematics. His insights, which grew out of
penetrating technical work early in his career, have transformed and
enriched both number theory and representation theory. The deep
relations between the two subjects that he predicted and probed have
guided the work of countless mathematicians over the last 50
years.---AMS President Kenneth A. Ribet
From "A biography of Robert P. Langlands," by Alexander Bellos:
"In January 1967, Robert Langlands, a 30-year-old associate professor
at Princeton, wrote a letter to the great French mathematician André
Weil, aged 60, outlining some of his new mathematical insights. 'If
you are willing to read it as pure speculation I would appreciate
that,' he wrote. “If not – I am sure you have a waste basket handy.'
Langlands’ modesty now reads like an almost comic piece of
understatement. His 17-page letter introduced a theory that created a
whole new way of thinking about mathematics: it suggested deep links
between two areas, number theory and harmonic analysis, that had
previously been considered unrelated."
Among his many honors, Langlands has previously received the Cole
Prize in Number Theory (1982, shared with Barry Mazur), the Wolf Prize
(1995-96, shared with Andrew Wiles), the Steele Prize for Seminal
Contribution to Research (2005), the Nemmers Prize (2006), and the
Shaw Prize (2007, shared with Richard Taylor), and was a member of the
inaugural class of AMS Fellows (2012). Langlands will receive the Abel
Prize in Oslo on May 22.
First awarded in 2003, the Abel Prize is given by the Norwegian
Academy of Science and Letters. Read more about Langlands' life and
work [ http://www.abelprize.no/c73016/seksjon/vis.html?tid=73017 ] ,
including the full citation, "A biography of Robert P. Langlands," by
Alexander Bellos, and "17 handwritten pages that shaped a whole area
of mathematical research," by Arne B. Sletsjøe. (Photo: Randall
Hagadorn/Institute for Advanced Study.)
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