Please view the map of Oslo for locations.

  • Monday, May 20

  • 10:00 - 11:00

    The Holmboe Prize Ceremony (open)

    Place: Oslo Cathedral School, Ullevålsveien 31, 0171 Oslo.

  • 17:00 - 17:20

    Wreath-Laying at the Abel Monument (open)

    Place: By the Abel Monument in the Palace Park.

  • 18:00

    Dinner for Mathematicians (by special invitation only)

    Place: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78, 0271 Oslo.

  • Tuesday, May 21

  • 14:00 -14:40

    The Abel Prize Ceremony (open for registration)

    Place: The University Aula, Karl Johans gate 47, 0162 Oslo.

  • 15:00 - 16:00

    Reception, interview with the Abel Laureate (open)

    Place: The Norwegian Theater, Kristian IVs gate 8, 0164 Oslo.

  • 19:00 -

    The Norwegian Government's Abel Prize Banquet (by special invitation only)

    Place: Akershus Castle, 0150 Oslo.

  • Wednesday, May 22

  • 08:30 - 09:30

    Abel Breakfast for students (open)

    Place: UiO Science Library, Moltke Moes vei 35, 0851 Oslo.

  • 10:00 - 14:45

    The Abel Lectures (open for registration)

    Coffee and tea in the foyer from 09:30

    Karen K. Uhlenbeck, Abel Prize Laureate 2019. Title: Some Thoughts on the Calculus of Variations
    Chuu-Lian Terng, UC Irvine. Title: Solitons in Geometry
    Robert Bryant, Duke University. Title: Limits, Bubbles, and Singularities: An introduction to the fundamental ideas of Karen Uhlenbeck
    Popular science lecture, Matt Parker, Standup Mathematician. Title: An Attempt to Visualise Minimal Surfaces and Maximum Dimensions

    Place: Georg Sverdrups Hus, Aud 1, Moltke Moes vei 39, 0581 Oslo.

  • 19:00 -

    The Abel Party (open for registration)

    Place: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78, 0271 Oslo.

  • Thursday, May 23

  • 09:00 - 22:00

    Abel day in Bergen


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Håkon Sandbakken
Abel Prize Project Manager
Phone: (0047) 454 03 077

Media Contact:
Marina Tofting
Head of Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: (0047) 938 66 312


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Practical information



Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus is the official hotel for guests attending the Abel Prize Week. Hotel Gabelshus is located in the upscale and quiet residential area of Frogner and is in close proximity to most events during the Abel Prize Week. Transport from Hotel Gabelshus will be provided to the Abel Prize Ceremony, the Abel Banquet and the Abel Lectures.

Smarthotel Oslo is located in the heart of Oslo and is a less expensive alternative.


How do I get from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Oslo City Center?

By train (Recommended)

Take a right outside the customs area and proceed to the very end of the arrival hall. Look for the Airport Express Train sign. Trains depart every 10 minutes, take 20 minutes to Oslo Central Station and cost 190 NOK. You can easily get hold of a taxi from Oslo Central Station.

By taxi

Take a right outside the customs area and you will find the taxi information desk down the corridor in the arrival hall. Ask for a taxi or type in the name of your hotel - and you will get a list of all companies available. The rates vary between the different companies. Book your taxi there and wait outside the terminal for your taxi to appear.  

Click here for information on transportation and costs to and from the Airport.


How do I order a taxi?

When in Oslo we recommend using the company named Oslo Taxi. Call 02323, or 0047 22388090 if calling from a foreign phone number. The Taxi Company and drivers will speak English.


Map of Oslo

This map will show you the location of the main events during the Abel Prize Week.


What to wear?

  • May 18 - The Holmboe Prize Ceremony - Casual
  • May 20 - Wreath-Laying at the Abel Monument - Dark Suit
  • May 20 - Dinner for Mathematicians - Dark suit
  • May 21 - The Abel Prize Ceremony - Dark Suit
  • May 21 - Reception - Dark Suit
  • May 21 - The Abel Banquet - Black Tie/National Costume
  • May 22 - Abel Breakfast for students - Casual
  • May 22 - The Abel Lectures - Casual
  • May 22 - The Abel Party - Business Casual


Where do I rent clothes?

We suggest that invited guests bring a tuxedo/gown for the Abel Banquet. If you wish to rent an outfit in Oslo you will need to make contact in advance to schedule a fitting. Contact Brudekjolen at: Their opening hours are 10-18 Monday-Friday, 10-16 Saturday. They are located at Prinsensgate 5, 0152 Oslo. Web:


The Abel Prize Banquet

The Abel Prize Banquet in honour of the Laureate is hosted by the Minister of Research and Higher Education. The dinner is by special invitation only. Invitations are distributed by email by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. Transport will be provided from Gabelshus Hotel.


Things to do in Oslo

If you have some spare time while in Oslo, we recommend this guide.


Public transport

Ruter is the name of the public transport system. City buses, regional buses, trams, subway/metro, local trains and ferries (not the Bygdøy ferry) are all included in Ruter's ticket system. Tickets can be purchased from any of Ruter's sales points. Tickets cost extra when purchased on board. To travel by subway/metro or tram, you must always pre-purchase a ticket. We recommend downloading the Ruter Ticket app for easy purchase of tickets.



Eduroam is accessible at Oslo Airport, the University campus, the university Aula and The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. If you stay at Gabelshus Hotel or Hotel Continental Wifi is included. Please check prices for roaming/4G with your local provider.


Cash or card?

Credit/debet cards with a chip can be used everywhere. Cash can be used as well, with public transport as the exception (see Public transport).