• Monday, May 20

  • 17:00-17:20

    Wreath-Laying ceremony at the Abel Monument (open)

  • 18:00

    Dinner for Mathematicians (by special invitation only)

  • Tuesday, May 21

  • 14.00-15:00

    The Abel Prize Ceremony (open for registration)

  • 19:00

    The Norwegian Governments Abel Prize Banquet (by special invitation only)

  • Wednesday, May 22

  • 10:00 - 15:00

    The Abel Lectures (open for registration)

  • 19:00

    The Abel Party (open for registration)

  • Thursday, May 23

  • 11:00 - 12:00

    The Holmboe Prize Ceremony (open)

  • Friday, May 24

  • 09:30 - 15:30

    Abel day in Stavanger (open)


We have the pleasure of inviting you to take part in the festivities in honour of the Abel Prize laureate 2024 Michel Talagrand 



The Abel Prize Ceremony

Place University Aula
Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 2:00 PM
Available: 64 of 420

The Abel Lectures

Place University of Oslo
Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 10:00 AM
Available: 251 of 450

The Abel Party

Place The Norwegian Academy of Scien...
Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 7:00 PM
Available: Waiting list


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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 240 NOK. You can easily get hold of a taxi from Oslo Central Station.

By taxi

If you want to take a taxi from the airport, we recommend that you go to the Taxi booking machine located in the Avinor Information Center in the arrivals hall. You will be able to book taxis, as well as find an overview of prices. Normally the taxi will arrive within 3 to 5 minutes. 

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 20 - Wreath-Laying at the Abel Monument - Men: Dark suit / Women: Long or short evening dress or trousers and blouse 
  • May 20 - Dinner for Mathematicians - Men: Dark suit / Women: Long or short evening dress or trousers and blouse 
  • May 21 - The Abel Prize Ceremony - Men: Dark suit / Women: Long or short evening dress or trousers and blouse 
  • May 21 - The Abel Banquet - Black Tie/National Costume Men: bow and vest / Women: Long dress or top with long skirt. Dress/skirt must cover knees.
  • May 22 - The Abel Lectures - Casual
  • May 22 - The Abel Party - Business Casual Men: Informal, tie not necessary. Women: Long/short dress or top/blouse with trousers/skirt.
  • May 23 - The Holmboe Prize Ceremony - Casual
  • May 24 - The Abel Day in Stavanger - 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:

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).

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.