Reception for Abel Prize Winner John Thompson

Photos courtesy of Professor Beverly Brechner.
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Mathematics Chair Krishna Alladi and Norwegian Scientific Counselor Dr. Berit Johne discussing the program

Dr. Berit Johne chatting with faculty from physics before the start of the program

As Prof. John Thompson and Dr. (Mrs) Diane Thompson arrive they are greeted by Krishna Alladi and Berit Johne

The Alladi family (Krishna, his wife Mathura and his parents) congratulate John Thompson

Professor John Klauder in conversation with Professor Steve Saxon

John Thompson in a relaxed moment with Office Manager Ms Sandy Gagnon

Vice President of Research Win Phillips in conversation with John Thompson

UF Faculty and administrators in conversation before the start of the program

UF faculty and administrators enjoy refreshments before the start of the program

Professors Frank Garvan and Nick Dinculeanu with Emeritus Professor Steve Saxon

Associate Chair James brooks, Graduate Coordinator Paul Robinson in conversation with Prof. Bernard Whiting (Physics)

Vice President of Research Dr. Win Phillips, Prof. James Keesling, and CLAS Interim Dean Joseph Glover in conversation

UF President Bernard Machen, & Math Chair Krishna Alladi with Prof. John Thompson

Math Chair Krishna Alladi welcoming the gathering and paying tribute to John Thompson

President Bernard Machen and Prof. John Thompson

As Emeritus Professor Steve Saxon sings, Kim Tuttle plays the piano

Dr. Berit Johne, Scientific Counselor of the Norwegian Embassy conveying congratulations from the Norwegian Ambassador

Dr. (Mrs) Diane Thompson, Prof. John Thompson, President Bernard Machen and Chair Krishna Alladi enjoying a humorous remark by Dr. Berit Johne

Dr. Berit Johne presents a memento to Prof. Thompson

Prof. John Thompson expresses his appreciation upon receiving the memento

President Bernard Machen conveying his congratulations to Prof. Thompson

President Machen notes the paramount importance of the Abel Prize to UF and the Math Chair Krishna Alladi is obviously enjoying this comment!

Provost Janie Fouke expresses her appreciation of the Abel Prize to Prof. Thompson

CLAS Interim Dean Joseph Glover conveys his congratulations

Evan Pugh Professor George Andrews of Penn. State (Member Nat'l Acad. of Sci., and President Elect AMS) conveys his congratulations in a taped message

Prof. Bert Kostant of MIT (Member Nat'l Acad. of Sci.) offering his congratulations in a taped message

Prof. Peter Sarnak of Princeton (Member Nat'l Acad. of Sci.) conveys his congratulations in a taped message

The audience listening to the messages from the National Academy Members

The audience listening to the messages from Professors Andrews, Kostant and Sarnak

Professors Alexandre Turull and Peter Sin (not pictured) conveying a taped message on behalf of the algebra group

Professor John Thompson responding

Professor Thompson recalls his collaboration with the late Walter Feit and his association with the late Fields Medalist Paul Cohen

Chair Krishna Alladi conveying a vote of thanks

After the program the refreshments

A wine and cheese reception followed the program

Office Manager Sandy Gagnon and Secretary Margaret Somers who made all the arrangements, in conversation with CLAS Interim Dean Joseph Glover

Frank and Cyndi Garvan with Kevin Keating

Math Prof. Kevin Keating with Stat Prof. Andy Rosalsky

Prof. Jean Larson in conversation with Faculty Senate Chair Rick Yost

Last update made Mon Apr 13 11:42:02 PDT 2015.
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