The prize was established in 1967 in honor of Professor George David Birkhoff (pictured), with an initial endowment contributed by the Birkhoff family and subsequent additions by others. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) award the Birkhoff Prize jointly.
The current prize amount is US$5,000, awarded every three years to a member of AMS or SIAM.Most Recent Prize: 2018
2018 - Berndt Sturmfels received the Birkhoff Prize in 2018 for his instrumental role in creating the field of applied algebraic geometry.See previous winners
Nomination Procedure: Nominations with supporting information should be submitted online.