The Veblen Prize is awarded in recognition of a notable research memoir in geometry or topology published in the preceding six years.
The current prize amount of US$5,000 is awarded every three years. To be considered, either the nominee should be a member of the Society or the memoir should have been published in a recognized North American journal.
Most Recent Prize: 2016
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 the 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. 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 endowed fund in 2013.