The award is made for a notable research work in geometry or topology that has appeared in the last six years. The work must be published in a recognized, peer-reviewed venue.
Next Prize: January 2019
Nomination Period: 1 March – 30 June 2018
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.
Most Recent Prize: The 2016 Veblen Prize was awarded to Fernando Codá Marques and André Neves, for
their remarkable work on variational problems in differential geometry [including] the proof of the Willmore conjecture. This work resolved a longstanding question about the nature of surfaces.
About this Prize: This prize was established in 1961 in memory of Professor Oswald Veblen through a fund contributed by former students and colleagues. The fund was later doubled by the widow of Professor Veblen. An anonymous donor generously augmented the fund in 2008. In 2013, in honor of her late father, John L. Synge, who knew and admired Oswald Veblen, Cathleen Synge Morawetz and her husband, Herbert, substantially increased the endowment.