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Call for Nominations for the Fourth Stephen Smale Prize

The fourth Stephen Smale Prize will be awarded at the upcoming Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM) meeting, to be held in Vancouver, Canada from June 15-24, 2020. The goal of the Smale Prize is to recognize major achievements in furthering the understanding of the connections between mathematics and computation, including the interfaces between pure and applied mathematics, numerical analysis, and computer science. 

To be eligible for the prize, candidates must be in their early to mid-career, meaning that they are typically removed by at most 10 years from their (first) doctoral degree by the first day of the FoCM meeting (June 15, 2020). Eligible candidates should be nominated by email to Michael Singer, secretary of FoCM, at [email protected] no later than September 15, 2019. Each nomination (self-nominations excluded) should be accompanied by a brief supporting letter, the nominee's CV, and at least three letters of recommendation. 

The prize recipient will be expected to give a lecture at the meeting. A written version of this lecture (tagged as the Smale Prize Lecture) will be included in the volume of plenary talks. More information is available online.

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