The International Stefan Banach Prize
The International Stefan Banach Prize for a Doctoral Dissertation in the Mathematical Sciences is a joint initiative of Ericpol – a leading Polish IT company – and the Polish Mathematical Society. The prize reflects Ericpol’s appreciation of the crucial role played by mathematical reasoning in the contemporary world. Its aim is to promote and financially support the most promising young researchers in mathematical sciences.
The deadline for submitting dissertations for the 8th edition of The International Stefan Banach Prize for a Doctoral Dissertation in the Mathematical Sciences was officially closed on 31st January 2016. By this date, 13 doctoral dissertations from Central and Eastern Europe (Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Estonia and Norway) had been submitted.
The Jury will announce the name of the prize-winner and the nominees by 31 May 2016. The ceremony for awarding the prize will take place in September 2016 during 7. Forum of Polish Mathematicians in Olsztyn.
We would like to express our gratitude and wish the best of luck to all of the participants of this year’s competition.
Stefan Banach (1892-1945)
Stefan Banach – the founder of functional analysis and the patron of the prize – symbolizes the values of talent, hard-work and determination. Banach, known also for his talent and unconventional approach to research, rose to prominence as one of the most famous mathematicians in the world. Banach was born in 1892 and spent his youth in Kraków. He studied at the Technical University in Lwów. In 1920, without completing a university level mathematical education, he received the doctoral degree in mathematics from the Jan Kazimierz University in Lwów, where after four years he became a full professor. In 1935 he was invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Oslo. Shortly before World War II Banach was elected President of the Polish Mathematical Society. Banach died in Lwów in the Summer of 1945.
For more information click “Home Page of Stefan Banach”.