American Mathematical Society, AMS Prizes and Awards

Program ID: Prizes-EISENBUD23 [#1283]
Program Title: Leonard Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics
Program Type: Prize or award
Program Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02904, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2022/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2022/03/01, updated 2022/02/24)
Program Description:    

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The Eisenbud Prize honors a work or group of works, published in the preceding six years, that brings mathematics and physics closer together. Thus, for example, the prize might be given for a contribution to mathematics inspired by modern developments in physics or for the development of a physical theory exploiting modern mathematics in a novel way.

About this Prize

This prize was established in 2006 in memory of the mathematical physicist, Leonard Eisenbud (1913-2004), by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Monika Eisenbud. Leonard Eisenbud was a student of Eugene Wigner. He was particularly known for the book, Nuclear Structure (1958), which he co-authored with Wigner. A friend of Paul Erdos, he once threatened to write a dictionary of "English to Erdos and Erdos to English." He was one of the founders of the Physics Department at SUNY Stony Brook, where he taught from 1957 until his retirement in 1983. In later years he became interested in the foundations of quantum mechanics and in the interaction of physics with culture and politics, teaching courses on the anti-science movement.

The current prize amount is US$5,000 and the prize is awarded every 3 years.

Nomination Procedure:

Submit a letter of nomination, complete bibliographic citations for the work being nominated, and a brief citation that might be used in the event that the nomination is successful.

Nomination Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your nomination:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
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