Call for Nominations of Candidates for
The Otto Neugebauer Prize for the History of Mathematics
The Prize is to be awarded for highly original and influential work in the field of history of mathematics that enhances our understanding of either the development of mathematics or a particular mathematical subject in any period and in any geographical region. The prize may be shared by two or more researchers if the work justifying it is the fruit of collaboration between them. For the purposes of the prize, history of mathematics is to be understood in a very broad sense. It reaches from the study of mathematics in ancient civilisations to the development of modern branches of mathematical research, and it embraces mathematics wherever it has been studied in the world. In terms of the Mathematics Subject Classification it covers the whole spectrum of item 01Axx (History of mathematics and mathematicians). Similarly, there are no geographical restrictions on the origin or place of work of the prize recipient. All methodological approaches to the subject are acceptable.
Nominations for the Award
The right to nominate one or several laureates is open to anyone. Nominations are confidential; a nomination should not be made known to the nominee(s). Self-nominations are not acceptable. It is the responsibility of the nominator to provide all relevant information to the Prize Committee, including a CV and a description of the candidate’s work motivating the nomination, together with names of specialists who may be contacted.
Description of the Award
The award comprises a certificate including the citation and a cash prize of 5000 €.
The prize will be presented at the Seventh European Congress of Mathematics in Berlin, July 18-22, 2016, by the President of the European Mathematical Society. The recipient(s) will be invited to present the prize-winning work at the congress.
The money for the Prize Fund is offered by Springer Verlag.
Deadline for Submission
Nominations for the prize should be addressed to the chairman of the Prize Committee, Professor Jesper Lützen (Department of Mathematical Sciences, Copenhagen University). The nomination letter must reach the EMS office at the address given below, not later than December 31, 2015:
Ms. Elvira Hyvönen
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
P.O.Box 68 (Gustaf Hällströmink. 2b)
00014 University of Helsinki