This joint prize was established in 2002 to honor Sonia Kovalevsky and her work on the theory of differential equations. It is awarded to anyone in the scientific or engineering community whose work highlights the achievements of women in applied and computational mathematics.
The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture is awarded annually by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and SIAM to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics. The lecture is normally given at the SIAM Annual Meeting.
The lectureship may be awarded to anyone in the scientific or engineering community whose work highlights the achievements of women in applied or computational mathematics.
Congratulations to the 2018 winner, Eva Tardos! Learn more about her accomplishments in her Q&A spotlight.
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The award consists of a plaque containing the citation and signed by the AWM President and the SIAM President. Reasonable travel expenses for the lecturer to the award ceremony will be shared by AWM and SIAM. In addition, the registration fee for the meeting will be waived for the lecturer.
The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture will next be awarded in July 2018 at the SIAM Annual Meeting.
The award will be presented jointly by the presidents at the SIAM Annual Meeting. Announcements of the award will appear in the AWM Newsletter and SIAM News.
Contact AWM by email or by phone at 703-934-0163 with questions regarding nomination procedure.
Irene Gamba (Chair) University of Texas at Austin Heike FassbenderTechnische Universität BraunschweigHelen MooreAstraZenecaYuriko RenardyVirginia Tech
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