Abel Prize announcement on March 21

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Christian Stenseth, will announce the winner of the 2012 Abel Prize on the 21st of March. The chair of the Abel committee, Ragni Piene, will then state the reasons for the awarding of the prize.
This will be followed by a popular science presentation of the prize winners’ work by Timothy Gowers, Professor at Trinity College, Cambridge. The announcement will be transmitted as a live webcast at 12 noon (GMT + 1) from the Academy in Oslo. To view the webcast, go to http://www.abelprize.no/en/
His Majesty King Harald will present the Abel Prize to the Laureate at an award ceremony in the Oslo University Aula on the 22nd of May.