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Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize)

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

About this Prize

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: 2021

The 2021 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics is awarded to Gunther Uhlmann for his fundamental and insightful contributions to inverse problems and partial differential equations, as well as for his incisive work on boundary rigidity, microlocal analysis and cloaking.

Prize announcement as seen in the news release.

See previous winners

Next Prize:  January 2024

Nomination Period:  1 February - 31 May

Nomination Procedure:  Nominations with supporting information should be submitted online.

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