George David Birkhoff Prize

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The George David Birkhoff Prize in applied mathematics is awarded – jointly by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) – in honour of George David Birkhoff (1884–1944). It is currently awarded every three years for an outstanding contribution to: "applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense".[1][2] The recipient of the prize has to be a member of one of the awarding societies, as well as a resident of the United States of America, Canada or Mexico. The prize was established in 1967 and currently (2010) amounts to US$5,000.


Fourteenth award, 2012  : Björn Engquist
Thirteenth award, 2009  : Joel Smoller
Twelfth award, 2006  : Cathleen Synge Morawetz
Eleventh award, 2003  : John Mather and Charles S. Peskin
Tenth award, 1998  : Paul H. Rabinowitz
Ninth award, 1994  : Ivo Babuška and S. R. S. Varadhan
Eighth award, 1988  : Elliott H. Lieb
Seventh award, 1983  : Paul R. Garabedian
Sixth award, 1978  : Clifford A. Truesdell
Fifth award, 1978  : Mark Kac
Fourth award, 1978  : Garrett Birkhoff
Third award, 1973  : James B. Serrin
Second award, 1973  : Fritz John
First award, 1968  : Jürgen K. Moser


  1. ^ George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2010-04-12 
  2. ^ George David Birkhoff Prize, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, retrieved 2010-04-12