Symposium in honour of the Abel Prize Laureate 2014
Symposium in honour of the Abel Prize Laureate 2014 with Laureate Yakov G. Sinai and invited speakers.
13.30 - 18.00
Beijersalen, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien
Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm
The Academy's class for mathematics
The event is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants. (Registration form further down at this webpage).
The Abel Prize Laureate 2014 Yakov G. Sinai, (Photo: Princeton University, Department of Mathematics)
Abel Prize Laureate Yakov G. Sinai
Michael Benedicks, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Carlo Boldrighini, Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
Håkan Eliasson, Universite Paris-Diderot, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu, UFR de Mathematiques, France
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2014 to Yakov G. Sinai, Princeton University, USA, and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, "for his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics".
Yakov Sinai is one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century. He has achieved numerous groundbreaking results in the theory of dynamical systems, in mathematical physics and in probability theory. Many mathematical results are named after him, including Kolmogorov–Sinai entropy, Sinai’s billiards, Sinai’s random walk, Sinai-Ruelle-Bowen measures, and Pirogov-Sinai theory.
Sinai is highly respected in both physics and mathematics communities as the major architect of the most bridges connecting the world of deterministic (dynamical) systems with the world of probabilistic (stochastic) systems. During the past half-century Yakov Sinai has written more than 250 research papers and a number of books. He has supervised more than 50 Ph.D.-students.
Yakov Sinai has trained and influenced a generation of leading specialists in his research fields. Much of his research has become a standard toolbox for mathematical physicists. The Abel Committee says, “His works had and continue to have a broad and profound impact on mathematics and physics, as well as on the ever-fruitful interaction between these two fields.”
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 750,000 or USD 1 million).
Detailed programme is available for download to the right.