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Major Prizes & Lectures

Julian Cole Lectureship

The prize was established in 1999 in memory of Julian D. Cole and his work in mathematical applications to aerodynamics. It is awarded for the application of mathematical methods or the mathematical solution of a challenging problem in engineering or the physical or biological sciences.

Call for Nominations Opens: May 1, 2021

Prize Description

Prize Description

The Julian Cole Lectureship is awarded every four years to one individual for an outstanding contribution to the mathematical characterization and solution of a challenging problem in the physical or biological sciences, or in engineering, or for the development of mathematical methods for the solution of such problems.

Eligibility Criteria

The lectureship may be awarded to any member of the scientific or engineering community.

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 2018 winner, 
L. Pamela Cook! Learn more about her accomplishments in her Q&A spotlight.

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Prize Details

Prize Details

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Selection Committee

About the Award

About the Julian Cole Lectureship

The Julian Cole Lectureship award includes a $2,000 monetary prize and a certificate. A lecture is requested and will be publicized in meeting announcements. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the lecture.

Award Date

The Julian Cole Lectureship will next be awarded in July 2018 at the SIAM Annual Meeting.

Award Presentation

The prize will be presented by the SIAM President at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon. The announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, the SIAM website and appropriate electronic media.

Award Fund

The initial funds for this award are contributed by the students, friends, colleagues, and family of Julian Cole.

Prize History

Prize History

Selection Committee

Michael Shelley (Chair)
Anette Hosoi
John R. King

Selection Committee

M. Gregory Forest (Chair)
Suzanne Lenhart
Michael Shelley

Selection Committee

Mark H Holmes (Chair)
S. Jon Chapman

Barbara A. Wagner

Selection Committee

Robert E. O'Malley Jr. (Chair)
Mark H. Holmes
Eitan A. Tadmor

Selection Committee

Hirsh Cohen (Chair)
Pam Cook
Robert E. O'Malley Jr.


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