Major Prizes and Special Lectures include:
- The John von Neumann Lecture
The John von Neumann Lecture, SIAM’s flagship lecture, was established in 1959 and is awarded for outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences and for the effective communication of these ideas to the community. The prize is awarded and the lecture given each year at the SIAM Annual Meeting.
- Julian Cole Lectureship
The Julian Cole Lectureship, established in 2000, is awarded every four years for an outstanding contribution to the mathematical characterization and solution of a challenging problem in the physical or biological sciences, or in engineering, or for the development of mathematical methods for the solution of such problems. The prize is awarded and the lecture given at the SIAM Annual Meeting.
- Germund Dahlquist Prize
The Germund Dahlquist Prize, established in 1995, is awarded every two years for original contributions to fields associated with Germund Dahlquist, especially the numerical solution of differential equations and numerical methods for scientific computing. As part of the award, the recipient is requested to give a lecture at the meeting where the prize is awarded.
- Richard C. DiPrima Prize
The Richard C. DiPrima Prize, established in 1986, is awarded every two years to an early career researcher who has done outstanding research in applied mathematics and who has completed his/her doctoral dissertation and completed all other requirements for his/her doctorate during the period running from three years prior to the award date to one year prior to the award date. Selection is based on the candidates’ dissertations.
- SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession
The SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession, established in 1985, is awarded annually to an applied mathematician who has made distinguished contributions to the furtherance of applied mathematics on the national level.
- Ralph E. Kleinman Prize
The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize, established in 1998, is awarded every two years to one individual for outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications. Work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and technology is particularly appropriate.
- SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes
Since 1999, SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes are awarded annually to the authors of three outstanding papers published in SIAM journals in the preceding three calendar years. The prize selection committee seeks papers that exhibit originality—for example, papers that bring a fresh look at an existing field or that open up new areas of applied mathematics. The committee is urged to give special consideration to junior authors.
- George Pólya Prize in Combinatorics
The George Pólya Prize in Combinatorics, originally established in 1969, is awarded every four years for a notable application of combinatorial theory. The prize is broadly intended to recognize specific recent work.
- George Pólya Prize in Mathematics
The George Pólya Prize in Mathematics, originally established in 1992, is awarded every four years for a notable contribution in mathematics such as approximation theory, complex analysis, number theory, orthogonal polynomials, probability theory, or mathematical discovery and learning. The prize is broadly intended to recognize specific recent work.
- George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition
The George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition, established in 2013, is awarded every two years to an outstanding expositor of the mathematical sciences. The prize may be given for a specific work or for the cumulative impact of multiple expository works that communicate mathematics effectively. The nature of the work may range from popular accounts of mathematics and mathematical discovery to pedagogy to systematic organization of mathematical knowledge .
- W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics
The W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory. Each prize may be given either for a single notable achievement or a collection of such achievements. As part of the award, the recipient is requested to give a lecture at the meeting where the prize is awarded.
- Theodore von Kármán Prize
The Theodore von Kármán Prize, established in 1968, is awarded every five years for a notable application of mathematics to mechanics and/or the engineering sciences made during the five to ten years preceding the award. The award may be given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements. As part of the award, the recipient is requested to give a lecture at the meeting where the prize is awarded.
- James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
The James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, established in 1979, is awarded every four years for research in, or other contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing during the six years preceding the award. The purpose of the prize is to stimulate junior contributors and to help them in their careers.
- James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software
The James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, established in 1991 and administered by SIAM since 2015, is awarded every four years for innovative software in scientific computing. The prize is awarded to the authors of an outstanding piece of numerical software, or to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to an existing piece of numerical software. The prize is intended to encourage researchers in the earlier stages of their career.
Public Lecture :
- I.E. Block Community Lecture
The I.E. Block Community Lecture is named in honor of the co-founder and former Managing Director of SIAM, I. Edward Block, to recognize his contributions to the growth of SIAM and to perpetuate his vision. The Lecture, presented each year at the SIAM Annual Meeting, is open to the public and is intended to encourage public appreciation of the excitement and vitality of science.
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