Call for Nominations

Gábor Szegö Prize

The Gábor Szegö Prize will be awarded by the SIAM Activity Group on Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions (SIAG/OPSF) at the 13th International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions, and Applications (OPSFA 2015) to be held June 1-5, 2015, at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.

The prize was established in 2010 and will be awarded biennially by SIAG/OPSF to an early-career researcher for outstanding research contributions in the area of orthogonal polynomials and special functions.  The contributions must be contained in a paper or papers published in English in peer-reviewed journals.

Previous recipients of the Szegő Prize are Tom Claeys (Université Catholique de Louvaine, Louvaine-la-Neuve, Belgium) and Jacob Stordal Christiansen (Lund University, Sweden).


The prize will be awarded to a researcher who has at most 10 years (full time equivalent) of involvement in mathematics since PhD at the award date, allowing for breaks in continuity, or who, in the opinion of the prize committee, is at an equivalent stage in their career.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the citation.  As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a plenary lecture at OPSFA 2015.  Travel funds will be made available to reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses and local accommodation costs incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the talk.  The recipient's OPSFA conference registration will be waived.


Nominations should be addressed to Professor Walther Van Assche, Chair, Gábor Szegö Prize Committee and sent with attachments to by December 1, 2014.  A valid nomination requires 1.) A letter of nomination signed by two members of the SIAG/OPSF and 2.) the nominee's CV.  The letter should indicate 3.) the paper(s) cited for the work being recognized, explain the significance of the work, and (in the case of multiple authors) indicate the contribution of the nominee.

Nomination letters should be addressed as below.

Professor Walther Van Assche
Chair, Gábor Szegö Prize Committee
c/o J. M. Littleton
3600 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: +1-215-382-9800 ext. 303
Fax: +1-215-382-7999

Selection Committee

Click here to see a list of selection committee members by year.

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