The Abel Prize 2008 was presented by His Majesty King Harald to American, John Griggs Thompson and French - Belgian, Jacques Tits, at the Abel Prize Award Ceremony in Oslo, 20 May. The prize is awarded by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

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The Abel Prize 2008 is shared between the American professor in mathematics, John Griggs Thompson at the University of Florida in Gainsville, and the French mathematician, Jacques Tits with the Collége de France in Paris.

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The Abel Prize 2008 is shared between the American professor in mathematics, John Griggs Thompson at the University of Florida in Gainsville, and the French mathematician, Jacques Tits with the Collége de France in Paris.

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Ronald Dworkin is awarded the Holberg International Memorial Prize for 2007. The American legal philosopher will receive the prize for his influential legal theory built on moral principles.

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Oslo’s dazzling new opera house will be covered with one of the world’s largest environmentally friendly glass shells.

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The Abel Prize 2008 is shared between the American professor in mathematics, John Griggs Thompson at the University of Florida in Gainsville, and the French mathematician, Jacques Tits with the Collége de France in Paris.

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Norway has established satellite stations to monitor global climate change from the poles. The stations in the Arctic and Antarctic will provide information on changes in the global climate more quickly than previous systems.

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A smart Norwegian invention could stop desert expansions and transform agriculture in the South.

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Melting ice in the Arctic is a threat to hundreds of millions of people, a new UN-report states. Norway is aiming to become a pioneer in combating man-made climate change.

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