The SIAM Activity Group on Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions (SIAG/OPSF) awards the Gábor Szegö Prize every two years to one individual in their early career for outstanding research contributions in the area of orthogonal polynomials and special functions.

The candidate must have no more than 10 years (full time equivalent) of involvement in mathematics since receiving their PhD at the award date, allowing for breaks in continuity. The prize committee can make exceptions, if in their opinion the candidate is at an equivalent stage in their career.

The candidate’s work must contain significant research contributions in the area of orthogonal polynomials and special functions. One key paper must be cited as evidencing the contributions, though a body of papers may be discussed in the nomination. The qualifying key paper must have been published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.

For the 2019 award, the candidate must have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2009.

- Letter of nomination signed by two current members of the SIAG/OPSF
- Candidate's CV
- Bibliographic citation for candidate’s key contributing paper

KU Leuven

Universidad Complutense De Madrid

Andrei Martinez-Finkelshtein

Baylor University

Baylor University

Sarah Post

University of Hawaii

University of Hawaii

Bonita Saunders

National Institute for Standards and Technology

National Institute for Standards and Technology

The Gábor Szegö Prize includes a certificate containing the citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a plenary lecture at the International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions, and Applications (OPSFA). SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in giving the lecture. The OPSFA conference will waive the conference registration fee and cover local accommodation costs.

The prize will next be awarded in July 2019 at the International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions, and Applications.

The award will be presented at the International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions, and Applications. The announcement of the award will be in *SIAM News*.

Kerstin Jordaan (Chair)

Andrei Martinez-Finkelshtein

Adri Olde Daalhuis

Yuan Xu

Walter Van Assche (Chair)

Peter Clarkson

Charles Dunkl

Jeffrey S. Geronimo

Kerstin Jordaan

Francisco Marcellán (Chair)

Kathy Driver

Charles Dunkl

Tom H. Koornwinder

Walter Van Assche

Francisco Marcellan (Chair)

Richard Askey

Kathy Driver

Tom H. Koornwinder

Roderick S. C. Wong