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J. D. Crawford Prize

The prize was established in 2000 in memory of John David Crawford and his contributions to the physics of collisionless plasmas and pattern formation. It is awarded to one individual for recent work on a topic in nonlinear science, based on publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Nomination Deadline: October 15, 2020

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Prize Description

Prize Description

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS) awards the J. D. Crawford Prize every two years to one individual for recent outstanding work on a topic in nonlinear science, as evidenced by a publication in English in a peer-reviewed journal within the four calendar years preceding the award year.

The term “nonlinear science" is used in the spirit of the SIAG on Dynamical Systems conferences. Specifically, it includes dynamical systems theory and it’s applications as well as experiments, computations, and simulations.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate’s research must contain significant contributions to the field of nonlinear science. 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 published within the four calendar years preceding the award year.

For the 2021 award, the paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2020.

Required Materials

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

Call for Nominations

SIAM is now accepting nominations for the 2021 J. D. Crawford Prize!

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Prize Information

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Selection Committee

Selection Committee


Claire Postlethwaite
University of Auckland


Andrea Barreiro
Southern Methodist University
Mason Porter
University of California, Los Angeles
Frits Veerman
Mathematisch Instituut

About the Award

About the J. D. Crawford Prize

The J. D. Crawford Prize includes a $750 monetary prize and a certificate containing the citation. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony.

Award Date

The prize will next be awarded at the 2021 SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems.

Award Presentation

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems will announce and present the award to the recipient. An announcement of the award recipient will appear in the SIAM News and the activity group's newsletter.

Prize History

Prize History

Selection Committee

Evelyn Sander (Chair)
Barbara Gentz
Aric Hagberg
Martin Wechselberger

Selection Committee

Matthew Nicol (Chair)
Gianne Derks
Arjen Doelman
Aric Hagberg
Eric Shea-Brown

Selection Committee

Gianne Derks (Chair)
Carson Chow
Kresimir Josic
Jens Rademacher
Lennaert Van Veen

Selection Committee

Mary Silber (Chair)
Alejandro Aceves
Mariana Haragus
Milena Stanislavova
Jean-Luc Thiffeault
Martin Wechselberger
Kurt Wiesenfeld

Selection Committee

Rachel Kuske (Chair)
Konstantin Mischaikow
Mary C. Pugh
Alastair Rucklidge
Arnd Scheel

Selection Committee

Mary C. Pugh (Chair)
C. J. Budd
John Guckenheimer
Tasso Kaper
Andrew Stuart

Selection Committee

Tasso Kaper (Chair)
Peter Ashwin
Dwight Barkley
Andrea Bertozzi
Edgar Knobloch

Selection Committee

Edgar Knobloch (Chair)
Yannis Kevrekidis
Kenneth Showalter
Andrew Stuart
Marcelo Viana

Selection Committee

M. Gregory Forest (Chair
Mark Levi
Bjorn Sandstede
Mary Silber
Harry Swinney

Selection Committee

Christopher K. R. T. Jones (Chair)
James Keener
Edgar Knobloch
Robert McKay
Harry Swinney


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