Photo: Robert Langlands

Robert Langlands 50 years ago developed a theory that points to the connection between number theory and representation theory of.

Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands won the prestigious award Belevskoe. About the decision of the International mathematical Union and the European mathematical society announced the President of the Norwegian Academy of science and literature OLE Sejersted, reported on the awards website on Monday, March 20.

Award Langlands was awarded “for visionary work,” which scientist made 50 years ago, in 1967. Then he developed a theory that allows a completely new way to look at math. She pointed to the deep connection that lies between two different areas of mathematics : number theory, harmonic analysis.

Since 1972, the Robert Langlands worked in the American Princeton at the Institute for advanced studies.

Abelevsky the annual award is considered the “Nobel prize of mathematics.” The premium amount is 6 million euros (about 775 thousand dollars). The award ceremony will take place on 22 may at the University Aula, Oslo. The award will give the king of Norway Harald V.

Recall that in 2017 Belevskoe the winner of the prize was the French mathematician Yves Meyer. He has received awards for “a key role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets”.

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