The George Pólya Prize in Mathematics is awarded every four years for a significant contribution, as evidenced by a refereed publication, in an area of mathematics of interest to George Pólya not covered by the George Pólya Prize in Applied Combinatorics or the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition.

Such areas may include approximation theory, complex analysis, number theory, orthogonal polynomials, probability theory, and mathematical discovery and learning. The prize is broadly intended to recognize specific recent work.

One key paper must be cited as evidence of the contribution, though a body of papers may be discussed in the nomination.

- Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate(s)
- CV(s) of candidate(s)
- Bibliographic citation of key contributing paper
- Two or three letters of support from experts in the field

The George Pólya Prize in Mathematics includes an engraved medal and a monetary award that totals $10,000 for all winners. If more than one person receives the prize, the monetary award will be divided equally among the recipients. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony.

The prize will not be awarded in 2018; the next prize will be awarded in July 2022 at the SIAM Annual Meeting.

The prize will be presented by the SIAM President at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon. The announcement of the award will appear in *SIAM News*, the SIAM website, and appropriate electronic media.

The initial funds for this prize were contributed by the estate of Stella V. Pólya.

John Gilbert (Chair)

George Andrews

Emmanuel Candes

Yuval Peres

Bernd Sturmfels

Charles K. Chui (Chair)

Henry Cohn

Thomas G. Kurtz

Tom Lyche

S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan

Peter D. Lax (Chair)

George Andrews

Carl de Boor

Jean Taylor

Craig Tracy

Percy Deift (Chair)

Ronald Graham

Martin Gutknecht

Andrew Odlyzko

**1998** Percy Deift and Xin Zhou; and Peter Sarnak**1994** Gregory Chudnovsky and Harry Kesten