Call for Nominations of Candidates for ten EMS Prizes

Principal Guidelines

Any European mathematician who has not reached his or her 35th birthday on 30 June, 2004, and who has not previously received the prize,

is eligible for an EMS Prize at 4ECM. A total of 10 prizes will be awarded.

The maximum age may be increased by up to three years in the case of an individual with a corresponding `broken career pattern'.

Mathematicians are defined to be `European' if they are of European nationality or their normal place of work is within Europe.

`Europe' is defined to be the union of any country part of which is geographically within Europe or that has a corporate member of the EMS based in that country.

Prizes are to be awarded for the best work published before the 31 December, 2003.

The Prize Committee shall interpret the word `best' using its judgement: e.g., it may refer to innate quality or impressiveness, influence, etc.


Nomination for the Award

The Prize Committee, headed by Professor Nina Uraltseva (St. Petersburg), is responsible for solicitation and evaluation of nominations. Nominations

may be made by anyone, including members of the Prize Committee or by the candidates themselves. It is the responsibility of the nominator to

provide all relevant information to the Prize Committee, including a resumé and documentation.

The nomination for the awards should be reported by the Prize Committee to the EMS President at least three months prior to the date of the awards.

The nomination for each award must be accompanied by a written justification and a citation of about 100 words that can be read at the award ceremony.

The prizes cannot be shared.


Description of the Award

The award comprises a certificate including the citation and a cash prize of 5000 euro.


Award Presentation

The prizes will be presented at the Fourth European Congress of Mathematics by the President of the European Mathematical Society.

The recipients will be invited to present their work at the conference.


Prize Fund

The money for the Prize Fund will be raised by the organizers of the Fourth European Congress of Mathematics in Stockholm.


Deadline for Submission

Nominations for the prize must reach the office in Stockholm at the following address no later than the 1 February, 2004:

4ECM Organizing Committee,

Prof. Ari Laptev,

Department of Mathematics,

Royal Institute of Technology,

SE--100 44 Stockholm,



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