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Call for Nominations

Call for 2016 Nominations

Eighth Vasil A. Popov Prize

Deadline: November 15, 2015

The Vasil A. Popov Prize honors the memory of the Bulgarian analyst Vasil A. Popov (1942-1990), best known for his contributions to Approximation Theory. The Eighth Vasil A. Popov Prize will be awarded at the Fifteenth International Conference in Approximation Theory, to be held May 22-25, 2016 in San Antonio, TX.

The Prize, which consists of an engraved marble trophy and a cash award, is awarded every third year for outstanding research contributions in fields related to Vasil Popov’s work. Eligibility for this Prize is restricted to young mathematicians - defined as a person who has received his/her PhD degree within the past six years, i.e., who did not have their terminal degree on June 1, 2009. The winner of the Prize will be asked to deliver a plenary lecture at the conference.

The First Prize in 1995 was awarded to Albert Cohen (Université Pierre et Marie Curie), the Second Prize in 1998 to Arno Kuijlaars (KU Leuven), the Third Prize in 2001 to Emmanuel Candes (Stanford), the Fourth Prize in 2004 to Serguei Denissov (Wisconsin-Madison), the Fifth Prize in 2007 to Mauro Maggioni (Duke), the Sixth Prize in 2010 to Joel A. Tropp (Caltech), and the Seventh Prize in 2013 to Andriy Bondarenko (National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv).

The Selection Committee for the Eighth Vasil A. Popov Prize consists of Albert Cohen (Université Pierre et Marie Curie), Wolfgang Dahmen (RWTH-Aachen), Arno Kuijlaars (KU Leuven), Paul Nevai (The Ohio State University), Peter Oswald (Dresden), Pencho Petrushev (University of South Carolina), and Edward Saff (Vanderbilt University).

Letters of nomination should include a brief description of the research related to the nomination and a vita of the nominee. Other supporting material may also be submitted.

All nominations must be received no later than November 15, 2015. Nominations for the award and any supporting materials should be sent electronically or as hardcopies to:

Pencho Petrushev, Chair
Popov Prize Selection Committee
Interdisciplinary Mathematics Institute
University of South Carolina
1523 Greene St., LC 429
Columbia, SC 29208

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