Established in 2019, the prize recognizes an individual for significant scientific work in topic areas that are relevant to the mathematics of planet earth or for sustained or seminal contributions to the broad scientific agenda of the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth.
The SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth Prize (SIAG/MPE Prize) is awarded every two years to one individual for significant scientific work in topic areas that are relevant to the mathematics of planet earth or for sustained or seminal contributions to the scientific agenda of the SIAG/MPE.
Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) activities incorporate a broad range of disciplines and involve a diverse, international group of researchers. Nominations should reflect the composition of this scientific community and reward excellent work on this broad research agenda. Thus, the scientific record of the candidates should show a history of resolving complex MPE problems through interdisciplinary research, unique synergistic contributions to the field, or sustained or seminal contributions that advance the mathematical and scientific knowledge base of Planet Earth applications. Evidence of these efforts must be cited in the nomination and are of primary importance.
One particular effort, such as a seminal paper, sustained success in training and mentoring junior researchers, or unique synergistic activities must be cited as evidence of the contributions, though an aggregate of such efforts may be discussed in the nomination. Preferably, the effort should have occurred within the ten calendar years preceding the award year. The committee may consider exceptions to this timeframe, for career interruptions or delays occurring, e.g., for child bearing, child rearing, or elder care. The award can be received only once in a lifetime.
The award may be given to any scientist who has held a Ph.D. or equivalent degree for at least five years. For the 2026 award, the candidate must have received their Ph.D. no later than 2021.
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 Prize includes a monetary prize and a certificate containing the award citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a plenary lecture at the conference. Travel funds will be made available to reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the lecture.
The prize will be awarded at the 2024 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth.
The SIAG/MPE Chair and the Chair of the SIAG/MPE Prize Committee will announce the award at the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth and present the award to the recipient.
Irina Tezaur (Chair)Francisco de Melo Virissimo Pedro GajardoJohn MacleanChris Vogl
Hans Kaper (Chair) Emil Constantinescu Pedro Gajardo Christiane Rousseau Mary Silber
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