Established in 2021, the prize is awarded biannually by SIAG/MPE to one outstanding early career researcher in the field of mathematics as applied to the planet Earth. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to the field in the six calendar years prior to the year of the award.
The SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth Early Career Prize (SIAG/MPE Early Career Prize) is awarded every two years to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of Mathematics of Planet Earth for distinguished contributions to the field in the six calendar years prior to the award year.
The award recognizes a single individual who has made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions to the field of mathematics of the planet Earth within six (6) years of receiving the Ph.D. or equivalent degree as of January 1 of the year of the award. At least one of the papers containing this work must be published in English in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceedings. The committee may consider exceptions to the six-year rule, for career interruptions or delays occurring in this time frame, e.g., for childbearing, child rearing, or elder care. The award can be received only once in a lifetime.
For the 2026 award, the candidate must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2020 and no later than the nomination deadline.
The prize will be awarded at the 2024 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE24) in Portland, Oregon, United States.
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The SIAG/MPE Early Career Prize will consist of a certificate containing the citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a brief talk at the conference. SIAM will make travel funds available to reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the talk.
The prize will first be awarded at the 2024 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth.
The SIAG/MPE Chair and the Chair of the Prize Committee will announce the award through the SIAM Engage Online Community platform and SIAM News. The SIAG leadership will formally present the award to the recipient at the biannual SIAG/MPE conference.
Beth Wingate (Chair)Peter BoslerHelga HuntleyAna ManchoMalgorzata Peszynska
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