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SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth Prize

Established in 2019, the prize recognizes an individual for significant scientific work in topic areas that are relevant to the mathematics of planet earth or for sustained or seminal contributions to the broad scientific agenda of the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth.

Nominations Deadline: October 15, 2019

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Prize Description


Prize Description

The SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth Prize (SIAG/MPE Prize) is awarded every two years to one individual for significant scientific work in topic areas that are relevant to the mathematics of planet earth or for sustained or seminal contributions to the scientific agenda of the SIAG/MPE.


Eligibility Criteria

Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) activities incorporate a broad range of disciplines and involve a diverse, international group of researchers. Nominations should reflect the composition of this scientific community and reward excellent work on this broad research agenda. Thus, the scientific record of the candidates should show a history of resolving complex MPE problems through interdisciplinary research, unique synergistic contributions to the field, or sustained or seminal contributions that advance the mathematical and scientific knowledge base of Planet Earth applications. Evidence of these efforts must be cited in the nomination and are of primary importance.

One particular effort, such as a seminal paper, sustained success in training and mentoring junior researchers, or unique synergistic activities must be cited as evidence of the contributions, though an aggregate of such efforts may be discussed in the nomination. Preferably, the effort should have occurred within the ten calendar years preceding the award year. The committee may consider exceptions to this timeframe, for career interruptions or delays occurring, e.g., for child bearing, child rearing, or elder care. The award can be received only once in a lifetime.

The award may be given to any scientist who has held a PhD or equivalent degree for at least five years. For the 2020 award, the candidate must have received their PhD no later than 2014.


Required Materials

  • Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate
  • Candidate's CV
  • Two or three letters of support from experts in the field

Call for Nominations

SIAM is now accepting nominations for the 2020 SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth Prize!

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Selection Committee

Selection Committee

Chair

Hans Kaper
Georgetown University

Members

Peter Ashwin
University of Exeter
Emil Constantinescu
Argonne National Laboratory
Christiane Rousseau
Universite de Montreal
Mary Silber
University of Chicago

About the Award


About the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth Prize


The SIAG/MPE Prize includes a monetary prize and a certificate containing the award citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a plenary lecture at the conference. Travel funds will be made available to reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the lecture.

Award Date

The prize will be awarded at the 2020 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth.

Award Presentation

The SIAG/MPE Chair and the Chair of the SIAG/MPE Prize Committee will announce the award at the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth and present the award to the recipient.

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