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 concept and for pioneering purposes of probabilistic strategies to those fields. It was largely administered by Jean Bourgain till his premature dying in 2018; resulting from this and the COVID-19 pandemic, no prize was awarded for the years of 2019-2022. A listing of previous winners could also be discovered right here.
Nonetheless, I’m completely happy to report that the prize has been reactivated, and is now formally hosted by the Institute for Superior Research, 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, reminiscent of supporting letters of advice or key publications, can moreover be supplied, however aren’t required.
Nominees could also be people from any nation or establishment. Choice shall 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-about, nor are previous Prize winners or Scientific Committee members eligible.
The prize doesn’t include a direct financial award, however winners shall be invited to go to the IAS and to provide a lecture related to the award of the prize.
I shall be chairing the Scientific Committee to judge the nominations and suggest 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.