The Abel Prize for 2018 has been awarded to Robert Langlands, for his work on representation theory and number theory. The Abel Prize website has a page with more information, including a lay explanation of Langlands’ work by Alex Bellos.

Robert P. Langlands wins the 2018 Abel Prize “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.” Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/HBiTJhChe0

— The Abel Prize (@abel_prize) March 20, 2018