# Ciprian Foias Prize in Operator Theory

The Ciprian Foias Prize in Operator Theory is awarded for notable work in Operator Theory published during the preceding six years. The work must be published in a recognized, peer-reviewed venue.### About this Prize

This prize was established in 2020 in memory of Ciprian Foias (1933-2020) by colleagues and friends. He was an influential scholar in operator theory and fluid mechanics, a generous mentor, and an enthusiastic advocate of the mathematical community.

The current prize amount is US$5,000, and the prize is awarded every three years.

**Most Recent Prize: 2022**

Adam Marcus, Daniel Spielman, and Nikhil Srivastava will receive the 2022 Ciprian Foias Prize in Operator Theory. The award recognizes their highly original work that introduced and developed methods for understanding the characteristic polynomial of matrices, namely the iterative sparsification method (also in collaboration with Batson) and the method of interlacing polynomials.

Prize announcement as seen in the news release.

**See previous winners**

**Next Prize:**January 2025

**Nomination Period:**1 March- 30 June

**Nomination Procedure:**
Nominations require CV of the nominee, a letter of nomination, and a citation.