The Salem prize was established in 1968 and named in honor of Raphaël Salem (1898-1963), a mathematician well-known notably for his deep examine of the hyperlinks between Fourier sequence and quantity idea and for pioneering functions of probabilistic strategies to those fields. It was largely administered by Jean Bourgain till his premature demise in 2018; resulting from this and the COVID-19 pandemic, no prize was awarded for the years of 2019-2022. An inventory of previous winners could also be discovered right here.
Nevertheless, I’m joyful to report that the prize has been reactivated, and is now formally hosted by the Institute for Superior Examine, with Akshay Venkatesh overseeing the administration of the prize, and is accepting nominations for the 2023 Salem Prize till September 1st. Nominations ought to embrace a CV of the nominee and a nomination letter explaining the importance of the nominee’s work. Supplementary documentation, resembling supporting letters of advice or key publications, can moreover be supplied, however are usually not required.
Nominees could also be people from any nation or establishment. Desire will likely be given to nominees who’ve acquired their PhD within the final ten years, though this rule could also be relaxed if there are mitigating private circumstances, or if there have been few Salem prize winners lately. Self-nominations won’t be thought of, nor are previous Prize winners or Scientific Committee members eligible.
The prize doesn’t include a direct financial award, however winners will likely be invited to go to the IAS and to provide a lecture related to the award of the prize.
I will likely be chairing the Scientific Committee to judge the nominations and advocate a prize winner; Man David and Mikhail Sodin have additionally agreed to serve. Particular thanks additionally to Peter Sarnak for his tireless efforts to make sure the continuation of the prize after Jean’s passing.