Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics (AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize)

The Birkhoff Prize is awarded for an outstanding contribution to applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense.

About this Prize

The prize was established in 1967 in honor of Professor George David Birkhoff (pictured), with an initial endowment contributed by the Birkhoff family and subsequent additions by others. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) award the Birkhoff Prize jointly.

The current prize amount is US$5,000, awarded every three years to a member of AMS or SIAM.

Most Recent Prize: 2018

2018 - Berndt Sturmfels received the Birkhoff Prize in 2018 for his instrumental role in creating the field of applied algebraic geometry.

Prize announcement as seen in Notices of the AMS and in the news release.

See previous winners

Next Prize:  January 2021

Nomination Period:  1 March - 30 June, 2020

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

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