Symposium in honour of the Abel Prize Laureate 2016
Symposium in honour of the Abel Prize Laureate 2016 with Sir Andrew J. Wiles and invited speakers.
13.30 - 18.00
KTH, F1 (Alfvénsalen), KTH, Lindstedtsvägen 22
The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Sir Andrew J. Wiles, University of Oxford, UK and invited speakers.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2016 to Sir Andrew J. Wiles, University of Oxford, United Kingdom “for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory.”
The Abel Prize recognizes contributions of extraordinary depth and influence to the mathematical sciences and has been awarded annually since 2003. It carries a cash award of NOK 6,000,000 (about EUR 600,000 or USD 700,000).
13.30 Opening of the symposium
Christina Moberg, President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Ole M Sejersted, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
13.35 Introduction – the Abel prize 2016
John Rognes, Chair of the Abel Committee, University of Oslo, Norway
13.45 Fermat’s Last theorem: abelian and non-abelian approaches
Sir Andrew J. Wiles, Oxford University, UK 14.50 Break
15.20 The arithmetic of elliptic curves, especially following the work of Andrew Wiles
Christopher Skinner, Princeton University, USA
16.10 Modular forms in high-energy physics
Francis Brown, Oxford University, UK
17.00 Missing class groups and class number statistics for imaginary quadratic fields
Pär Kurlberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
The symposium is free of charge and open to the public. Registration is not needed. For more information please visit http://kva.se/abel2016