The George David Birkhoff Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense. The prize is administered by AMS and awarded jointly by SIAM and AMS.

A candidate must be a member of AMS or SIAM.

- Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate
- CV of the candidate
- Proposed citation (up to 50 words)

The George David Birkhoff Prize includes a $5,000 monetary award and a certificate containing the citation.

The George David Birkhoff Prize will next be awarded in January 2027 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.

The award is presented at the Prize Session and Reception during the Joint Mathematics Meetings. The announcement of the award will appear in *SIAM News*, the SIAM website, and appropriate electronic media.

The initial funds for the prize were donated by the Birkhoff family. The funds are held and managed by the AMS.

The 2024 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics is awarded to Ronald Coifman for his profound impact on pure and applied harmonic analysis, and for the introduction of tools developed from these areas to address modern challenges of data science.

Irene Fonseca (Chair)

Peter Constantin

Chi-Wang Shu

The 2021 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics is awarded to Gunther Uhlmann for his fundamental and insightful contributions to inverse problems and partial differential equations, as well as for his incisive work on boundary rigidity, microlocal analysis and cloaking.

Irene Gamba (Chair)

Douglas Arnold

Aaron Fogelson

The 2018 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics is awarded to Bernd Sturmfels for his instrumental role in creating the field of applied algebraic geometry.

Michael C. Reed (Chair)

Andrea Bertozzi

Kenneth Golden

The 2015 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics is awarded to Emmanuel Candès for his work on compressed sensing that has revolutionized signal processing and medical imaging and his related work on computational harmonic analysis, statistics and scientific computing.

Russel Caflisch

Bjorn E. Enquist

Avi Wigderson

The 2012 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics is awarded to Bjorn Engquist for his contributions to a wide range of powerful computational methods over more than three decades.

James Sethian (Chair)

Andrew J. Majda

Michael S. Waterman

Peter W. Jones (Chair)

George C. Papanicolaou

Terence C. Tao

Gunther Uhlmann (Chair)

Barbara L. Keyfitz

Charles S. Peskin

Donald G. Saari (Chair)

Douglas N. Arnold

Paul H. Rabinowitz

Ivo M. Babuska

Jurgen Moser

Srinivasa Varadhan

**1994** Ivo Babuska and S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan

**1988** Elliot Lieb

**1983** Paul R. Garabedian

**1978** Garrett Birkhoff, Mark Kac, and Clifford A. Truesdell

**1973** Fritz John and James Serrin

**1968** Jurgen Moser