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SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences Career Prize

Established in 2008, the prize is awarded to an outstanding senior researcher for broad and distinguished contributions to the solution of mathematical and computational problems in the geosciences.

Next Call for Nominations Opens: May 1, 2020

Prize Description


Prize Description

The SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences Career Prize (SIAG/GS Career Prize) is awarded every two years to an outstanding senior researcher who has made broad and distinguished contributions to the field of geosciences.


Eligibility Criteria

The award may be given to any scientist who has held a PhD or equivalent degree for at least 15 years.

For the 2021 award, the candidate must have received their PhD no later than 2005. The award can be received only once in a lifetime.


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, Omar Ghattas, who received the award at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences in Houston, Texas. Learn more about his accomplishments.

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About the Award


About the SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences Career Prize


The SIAG/GS Career Prize includes a certificate containing the citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a brief plenary talk at the conference. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in giving the talk.

Award Date

The prize will next be awarded in March 2021 at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences.


Award Presentation

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences and the Chair of the Prize Committee will announce the award at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences and present the award to the recipient. An announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, and on the activity group's website and newsletter.

Prize History



Prize History

Selection Committee

William W. Symes (Chair)
Jörn Behrens
Edward Bueler
Malgorzata Peszynska
Irina Tezaur

Selection Committee

Beatrice Riviere (Chair)
Michael Bader
Margot Gerritsen
Hector Klie
Pierre Lermusiaux

Selection Committee

Clint Dawson (Chair)
Yuguang Chen
Louise Kellogg
Susan Minkoff

Selection Committee

William W. Symes (Chair)
Jörn Behrens
Frank Giraldo
Christopher Kees
Michel Kern
Malgorzata Peszynska
Amik St-Cyr
Xiao-Hui Wu

Selection Committee

Jean Roberts (Chair)
Linda Abriola
Clint Dawson
Chris Farmer
Felix Herrmann

Selection Committee

Omar Ghattas (Chair)
Michael Celia
Margot Gerritsen
Thomas Russell
Carol Woodward

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