The Felix Klein Prize 2012 - Call for nominations

Nowadays, mathematics often plays the decisive role in finding solutions to numerous technical, economical and organizational problems. In order to encourage such solutions and to reward exceptional research in the area of applied mathematics the EMS decided, in October 1999, to establish the Felix Klein Prize.The mathematician Felix Klein (1849-1925) is generally acknowledged as a pioneer with regard to the close connection between mathematics and applications which lead to solutions to technical problems. 

Principal Guidelines 

The Prize is to be awarded to a young scientist or a small group of young scientists (normally under the age of 38) for using sophisticated methods to give an outstanding solution, which meets with the complete satisfaction of industry, to a concrete and difficult industrial problem. 


Nominations for the Award 

The Prize Committee is responsible for solicitation and the evaluation of nominations. Nominations can be made by anyone, including members of the Prize Committee and candidates themselves. It is the responsibility of the nominator to provide all relevant information to the Prize Committee, including a résumé and documentation of the benefit to industry and the mathematical method used. The nomination for the award must be accompanied by a written justification and a citation of about 100 words that can be read at the award date. The prize is awarded to a single person or to a small group and cannot be split. 


Description of the Award 

The award comprises a certificate including the citation and a cash prize of 5000 Euro. 


Prize Fund 

The money for the Prize fund is offered by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics in Kaiserslautern. 


Award Presentation 

The Prize will be presented at the Sixth European Congress of Mathematics in Krakow by a representative of the endowing Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics in Kaiserslautern or by the President of the European Mathematical Society. The recipient will be invited to present his or her work at the congress. 


Deadline for Submission 

Nominations for the prize should be addressed to the chairman of the Prize Committee, Professor Wil Schilders (Technical University Eindhoven). The nomination letter must reach the EMS office at the following address, not later than December 31, 2011. 

EMS Secretariat Ms. Terhi Hautala Department of Mathematics & Statistics P.O.Box 68 (Gustaf Hällströmink. 2b) 00014 University of Helsinki Finland 


Address of chairman Felix Klein prize committee 

Prof.dr. W.H.A. Schilders 

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven 

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science 

PO Box 513 

5600 MD Eindhoven 

The Netherlands 

Phone: +31-40-2472753 (secretary)