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George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics

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

**Prize Details**

The current prize amount is US$5,000, awarded every three years to a member of AMS or SIAM.

**Most Recent Prize: 2015**

Emmanuel Candès received the Birkhoff Prize in 2015 for his work on compressed sensing that has revolutionized signal processing and medical imaging and his related work on computational harmonic analysis, statistics and scientific computing.

**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.

**See previous prizes**