The fourth season of the Banach Prize has commenced
The fourth season of the International Banach Prize is underway. The competition is open to PhD students from Belarus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine and Hungary. The prize is 20 000 PLN (5 000 euro) and is one of the highest sums of money awarded in mathematics in Poland.
Works for the fourth edition can be submitted until 31 January 2012.
For the Prize can be submitted a doctoral dissertation, based on which a given author was granted a degree at a university located in one of the countries covered by the competition during the year of competition announcement and two years preceding the competition.
Only doctoral dissertations originally written in Polish or English, or such whose results were published or approved for publication in English, can be submitted for the Prize.
The jury will announce the winner by the end of May 2012, and the award ceremony will take place in Krakow, on the 2nd-7th of July, 2012, during the 6th European Congress of Mathematics.
BanachPrize was founded in 2008 by the Polish Mathematical Association and Ericpol Telecom, a Polish IT company.
For the third edition 14 dissertations were submitted: 9 from Poland and the rest from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Norway, Sweden and Ukraine. The submitted papers represented a number of branches of mathematics, such as the theory of numbers, functional analysis, the set theory, differential equations, the complex analysis, or differential geometry. The winner was doctor Łukasz Pańkowski of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The awarded dissertation, Joint universality theorems vs. Kronecker’s diophantine approximation theorem, was written under the supervision of Professor Jerzy Kaczorowski, PhD.
The Jury also nominated four others for the Prize: Mr Łukasz Kosiński (Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science), Ms Olena Naboka (National Technical University “Kharkov Polytechnical Institute”, Department of Higher Mathematics), Mr Tomasz Piasecki (Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Mathematics) and Mr Marcin Sabok (University of Wrocław, Institute of Mathematics).
The prize-giving ceremony of the fourth edition will coincide with the European Congress of Mathematics, which will be held in Kraków, on July 2-7, 2012.
The programme of the Congress maintains between lectures giving a broad overview of active mathematical disciplines and more specialized talks on recent results. During the Congress several prestigious prizes established by the EMS will be awarded. The Congress will also include round table discussions, poster sessions, and a cultural and social programme.
To see more, visit: http://www.6ecm.pl/
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