Latin American Mathematics Research Prize

Dates: January 23, 2024, at 5:00pm
Location: Newman Alumni Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

The Institute for the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas through the Mathematical Societies Collaboration. Group (IMSA-MSCG) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Latin American Mathematics Research Prize. This award aims to recognize and honor outstanding mathematicians from Latin America and the Caribbean Region who have made remarkable contributions to mathematics.

The IMSA-MSC Group, in collaboration with the Mathematics Waves Miami (MWM) meeting, will appoint a distinguished Scientific Committee to evaluate the nominations and ensure a rigorous and fair selection process. The committee will consist of eminent mathematicians, preferably 46 years or older, representing diverse areas of mathematical research. To maintain impartiality, members of the Scientific Committee cannot be nominated for the prize.

Nominees will be evaluated based on their work's mathematical significance, impact, and quality. We invite professors at universities and research centers worldwide to submit nominations for the following categories:

I) Young Mathematician IMSA Prize: Two Prizes, including one to recognize women

Objective: To recognize and honor the exceptional achievements of young mathematicians, with one prize specifically dedicated to recognizing a woman mathematician.

Eligibility: Mathematicians working in Latin America below the age of 45 for women and 40 for men at the time of nomination. The work considered for this category should reflect outstanding contributions made in the last five years in Latin America.

II) Established Mathematician IMSA Prize

Objective: To recognize and honor the remarkable achievements of an all-around top mathematician whose contributions were primarily done in Latin America.

Eligibility: Mathematicians working in Latin America with significant, influential work and exceptional contributions to mathematics.

To nominate a candidate, please provide the following documents:

  1. A comprehensive two-page Curriculum Vitae (CV) highlighting the nominee's academic background, professional experience, research contributions, and honors/awards received.

  2. A document of at most seven pages describing the nominee's work and placing it in context for importance. This document should outline the key mathematical contributions, their significance, and their impact on their respective field(s).

  3. At least two letters of recommendation.

Nominations should be submitted electronically here by October 31st, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered.

The IMSA-MSC Group Prize Committee will work closely with the Scientific Committee, considering their expert recommendations in the final selection of prize recipients. The winners will be announced during the IMSA-MSC Group Mathematical Waves Miami (MWM) meeting.

Each recipient will be awarded a monetary prize and a certificate of recognition for their exceptional contributions to mathematics.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and collaborating with the mathematics community to honor and celebrate the achievements of Latin American and Caribbean mathematicians. Together, let us encourage and inspire excellence in mathematical research.

Please get in touch with IMSA for any inquiries or further information.



Ludmil Katzarkov

Chair, Latin American Mathematics Research Prize Executive director of IMSA