Abel Prize 2013

Nomination Guidelines

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters hereby calls for nominations for the Abel Prize 2013, and invite you (or your society or institution) to nominate candidate(s).  Your nomination should be accompanied by a description of the work and impact of the nominee/nominees, together with names of distinguished specialists in the field of the nominee/nominees who can be contacted for an independent opinion.


The right to nominate is open to anyone. Nominations are confidential and a nomination should not be made known to the nominee. Self-nominations are not acceptable. The prize can be awarded to a single person or shared for closely related fundamental contributions. Deceased persons cannot be nominated. If an Abel Laureate passes away before receiving the prize, then the prize will be awarded post mortem.

The nomination letter should contain a CV and a description of the candidate’s works, together with names of specialists who may be contacted. The letter of nomination should be mailed to:

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Drammensveien 78
NO-0271 Oslo

The nomination letter should be postmarked no later than September 15th to be considered a nomination for the Abel Prize the following year.

It is also possible to nominate candidates for the Abel Prize using the online nomination form

The Abel Committee

The Abel Committee recommends the candidate for the Abel Prize, and submits its recommendation to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters which selects the Abel Laureate on the basis of the recommendation from the committee.

Announcement of the Abel Laureate

The name of the Abel Laureate will be announced in late March.