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Bôcher Memorial Prize

The Bôcher Prize is awarded for a notable research work in analysis published during the preceding six years. The work must be published in a recognized, peer-reviewed venue.

About this Prize

The first to be offered by the AMS, this prize was founded in memory of Professor Maxime Bôcher (pictured), who served as President of the AMS from 1909-1910. The original endowment was contributed by members of the Society. A generous donor augmented the endowment in 2008.

The current prize amount is US$5,000, and is awarded every three years.

Most Recent Prize: 2023

The 2023 Bôcher Memorial Prize is awarded to Frank Merle, Pierre Raphaël, Igor Rodnianski, and Jérémie Szeftel for their groundbreaking work establishing the existence of blow-up solutions to the defocusing NLS equation in some supercritical regimes and to the compressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations.

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Next Prize:  January 2026

Nomination Period:  1 February - 31 May

Nomination Procedure: 

Submit a letter of nomination, a complete bibliographic citation for the work being nominated, and a brief citation that explains why the work is important.

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