Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry

Oswald Veblen

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.

Prize Details:
The current prize amount is $5,000 and the prize is awarded every 3 years

Next Prize: January 2022

Nomination Period: 1 March – 30 June 2021

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.

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Most Recent Prize: Xiu Xiong Chen, Simon Donaldson, and Song Sun will receive the 2019 Veblen Prize for their three-part series, "Kähler-Einstein metrics on Fano manifolds, I, II and III," published in 2015 in the Journal of the American Mathematical Society, in which they proved a long-standing conjecture in differential geometry.

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.

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