The Bergman Prize honors the memory of Stefan Bergman, best known for his research in several complex variables, as well as the Bergman projection and the Bergman kernel function that bear his name.

Awards are made every year or two in:

- the theory of the kernel function and its applications in real and complex analysis; or
- function-theoretic methods in the theory of partial differential equations of elliptic type with attention to Bergman's operator method.

A native of Poland, Bergman (pictured) taught at Stanford University for many years and died in 1977 at the age of 82. He was an AMS member for 35 years. When his wife died, the terms of her will stipulated that funds should go toward a special prize in her husband's honor. The AMS was asked by the Wells Fargo Bank of California, the managers of the Bergman Trust, to assemble a committee to select recipients of the prize. In addition the Society assisted Wells Fargo in interpreting the terms of the will to assure sufficient breadth in the mathematical areas in which the prize may be given.

The prize amount is \$5000, awarded every other year for five award cycles

**Next Prize**: January 2019

**Nomination Period**: 1 March – 30 June, 2018

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

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**Most Recent Recipients**:

The 2017 Bergman Prize recipients are **Bo Berndtsson**, Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Göteborg, Sweden, and **Nessim Sibony**, Université Paris-Sud (Orsay).

Bo Berndtsson is honored for his many fundamental contributions to several complex variables, complex potential theory, and complex geometry. Nessim Sibony is honored for his many fundamental contributions to several complex variables, complex potential theory and complex dynamics.

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