Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics

Photo of Norbert Wiener courtesy of the MIT Museum

The Wiener Prize is awarded for an outstanding contribution to "applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense."

About this Prize

This prize was established in 1967 in honor of Professor Norbert Wiener and was endowed by a fund from the Department of Mathematics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The endowment was further supplemented by a generous donor.

Since 2004, the US$5,000 prize has been awarded every three years.The American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics award this prize jointly; the recipient must be a member of one of these societies.

Most Recent Prize: 2019

The 2019 Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics was awarded to Marsha Berger for her fundamental contributions to adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) and to Cartesian mesh techniques for automating the simulation of compressible flows in complex geometry and to Professor Arkadi Nemirovski for his fundamental contributions to high-dimensional optimization and for his discovery of key phenomena in the theory of signal estimation and recovery.

Prize announcement as seen in Notices of the AMS and in the news release.

See previous winners

Next Prize:  January 2020

Nomination Period:  1 March - 30 June 2021

Nomination Procedure: 

Submit a letter of nomination describing the candidate's accomplishments including complete bibliographic citations for the work being nominated, a CV for the nominee, and a brief citation that explains why the work is important.

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