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Activity Group Prizes

Jürgen Moser Lecture

The prize was established in 2000 in memory of Jürgen Moser, a leading mathematician who helped develop influential theories in celestial mechanics and dynamical systems theory. It is awarded to one individual who has made distinguished contributions to nonlinear science.

Next Call for Nominations Opens: May 1, 2020

Prize Description


Prize Description

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS) awards the Jürgen Moser Lecture every two years to an individual who has made distinguished contributions to nonlinear science. The term “nonlinear science” is used in the spirit of the SIAG on Dynamical Systems conferences. Specifically, it includes dynamical systems theory and its applications as well as experiments, computations, and simulations.


Eligibility Criteria

The prize may be awarded to any member of the scientific community who meets the general guideline of the prize description.


Required Materials

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

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to the 2019 winner, Philip Holmes, who received the award at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems in Snowbird, Utah.



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About the Award


About the Jürgen Moser Lecture


The Jürgen Moser Lecture includes a $3,000 monetary prize, a certificate containing the citation, and an invitation to give a plenary lecture at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the lecture.

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 the award and present it to the recipient. The recipient is invited to be present to receive the award. An announcement of the award recipient will appear in SIAM News and activity group's newsletter.


Prize Fund

The initial funds for this prize were contributed by friends of Jürgen Moser.

Prize History



Prize History

Selection Committee

Joceline Lega (Chair)
Carson Chow
Martin Golubitsky
Hinke Osinga
Jonathan Rubin

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Selection Committee

Jonathan Rubin (Chair)
Sue Ann Campbell
Charles Doering
Ulrike Feudel
Paul Glendinning

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Selection Committee

Paul Glendinning (Chair)
Peter Bates
Yasumasa Nishiura
Gabor Stepan
Mary Lou Zeeman

Selection Committee

Tim Sauer (Chair)
Jonathan Dawes
Thomas Erneux
Lisa Fauci
Rachel Kuske
James Meiss
Tere M. Seara

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Selection Committee

John Mallet-Paret (Chair)
Robert Devaney
Martin Golubitsky
Robert MacKay
Laurette Tuckerman

Selection Committee

Robert Devaney (Chair)
Nancy Kopell
Eric Kostelich
Yasumasa Nishiura
Harry Swinney

Selection Committee

Eric Kostelich (Chair)
Philip Holmes
Mark Levi
Rafael de la Llave
Edriss Titi

Selection Committee

Mark Levi (Chair)
G. Bard Ermentrout
Jerrold Marsden
David Ruelle
C. Eugene Wayne

Selection Committee

C. Eugene Wayne (Chair)
Krystyna Kuperberg
Peter Lax
James Yorke

Selection Committee

John Guckenheimer (Chair)
Predrag Cvitanovic
Nancy Kopell
Peter Lax
Eduard Zehnder

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