One of the main ways mathematical advances have impact in science, engineering, society, and industry is via their implementation in software. In order to reward and recognise exceptional research in the development of mathematical software, the European Mathematical Society (EMS) and the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) have decided to establish the Lanczos Prize for Mathematical Software. Cornelius Lanczos (1893-1974) was a pioneer of the development and implementation of numerical algorithms on digital computers.
The Prize is to be awarded to a mathematician or scientist, or a group of mathematicians and scientists, for the development of outstanding mathematical software with important applications in mathematics, science, engineering, society or industry.
Eligibility for the Prize is restricted to software whose source is available to the general public for scrutiny. Commercial software meeting this criterion is explicitly welcomed.
We anticipate that many eligible software projects will have a core group of contributors and a larger group of occasional contributors. There is no limit to the number of authors nominated, but nominations with more than five authors should be very carefully justified.
The Prize Committee is responsible for solicitation and the evaluation of nominations. Submissions are to be made by self-nomination. A nomination will consist of
The submission should be made as one PDF.
The Lanczos Prize is primarily awarded based on the following criteria:
The secondary criteria are:
The award comprises a certificate and a cash prize of 3000€
The Prize will be presented at the Ninth European Congress of Mathematics in Seville, July 15-19, 2024. The recipients will be invited to present their work at the congress.
The money for the Prize fund is jointly offered by the European Mathematical Society and the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry.
The prize committee consists of
Patrick Farrell (Oxford)
Lawrence Mitchell (NVIDIA)
Elena Celledoni (NTNU)
Marc Pfetsch (TU Darmstadt)
Sharon Glotzer (Michigan)
William Stein (SageMath)
Jennifer Balakrishnan (Boston)
Nominations for the prize should be submitted electronically to the chair of the Prize Committee, Professor Patrick Farrell (University of Oxford)