rom L-R Norway's King Harald, Mrs. Diane Oenning Thompson, Abel prize winner John Griggs Thompson and Queen Sonja pictured dureing a state banquet at Akershus castle in Oslo, Norway, 20 May 2008. The Abel Prize is an international prize presented annually by the King of Norway to one or more outstanding mathematicians. The prize is named after Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829).
New dress for the Queen! (looking for my calendar to mark it)
The Abel Prize 2008
His Majesty The King presents the Abel Prize 2008 to Professor John Griggs Thompson and Professor Jacques Tits. Her Majesty The Queen will also attend the award ceremony (14:00)