God wrote the universe
in the language
of mathematics.

- Galileo

The International Stefan Banach Prize for a Doctoral Dissertation in the Mathematical Sciences

is a joint initiative of Ericsson and the Polish Mathematical Society. The prize reflects 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.

 

PRIZE RULES

Stefan Banach1892 - 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”.

Jury

Grzegorz Karch

Chairman

Professor at the University of Wrocław

Awards:

  • 2006 – Stanisław Zaremba prize awarded by the Polish Mathematical Society.
  • 2008 – Wacław Sierpiński prize in mathematics awarded by Divison Three of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • 2013 - Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences Prize for outstanding scientific achievements in mathematics.

Jarosław Kędra

Jury member

Professor at the University of Aberdeen and University of Szczecin.

Research Interests:

Geometry, Topology and Group Theory.

Tomasz Schoen

Jury member

Professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Research area:

Additive combinatorics.

Damian Niwiński

Jury member

Professor at the University of Warsaw.

Research area:

comlogic, automata theory, fixed point calculi, topological aspects of computation.

Michał Sidorczyk

Jury member

Doctor of mathematics. Ericsson employee.

Włodzimierz Zwonek

Jury member

Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.

Research area:

Complex analysis.

Winners

Rok 2015 - dr Joonas Ilmavirta

The laureate of the 7th edition of the International Stefan Banach Prize became dr Joonas Ilmavirta from Finland for his dissertation “On the Broken Ray Transform” written under the supervision of Professor Mikko Salo at the University of Jyväskylä, Department of Mathematics and Statistics in Finland. The award ceremony took place on 8th of September 2015 during the inauguration of the 6th Forum of Polish Mathematicians at the Warsaw University of Technology.

Rok 2014 - dr Dan Petersen

The laureate of the 6th edition of the International Stefan Banach Prize became dr Dan Petersen from the University of Copenhagen for his doctoral dissertation entitled “Topology of moduli spaces and operads” written under the direction of Professor Carel Faber at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The award ceremony took place on the 17th of September during the inaugural Joint Meeting of the German Mathematical Society (DMV) and the Polish Mathematical Society (PTM) in the lecture hall of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Rok 2013 - dr Marcin Pilipczuk

The laureate of the 5th edition of the International Stefan Banach Prize became Marcin Pilipczuk, PhD for his doctoral dissertation titled “New techniques applicable to selected NP-hard problems”, written under the direction of Łukasz Kowalik, PhD at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw. The award-presentation ceremony took place on 17 September 2013 during the inauguration of the 5th Forum of Polish Mathematicians in Rzeszow. 

Rok 2012 - Dr Andras Mathe

The winner of the 4th edition of the International Stefan Banach Prize became dr Andras Mathe, hungarian mathematician from Warwick University in Great Britain for his dissertation titled “The isomorphism problem of Hausdorff measures and Hoelder restrictions of functions” written under the supervision of Professor Miklós Laczkovich of the Institute of Mathematics at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.  The ceremony took place on the 5th of July in Krakow during special session of 6th European Congress of Mathematics.

Rok 2011 - dr Łukasz Pańkowski

The winner of the 3rd edition of the International Stefan Banach Prize became doctor Łukasz Pańkowski for his dissertation entitled ‘Joint universality theorems vs. Kronecker’s diophantine approximation theorem’ written under the supervision of professor Jerzy Kaczorowski, PhD. The award ceremony took place on the 12th of September, 2011 during the Izraeli-Polish Mathematical Meeting in Łódź.

Rok 2010 - dr Jakub Gismatullin

The winner of the 2nd edition of the International Stefan Banach Prize was doctor Jakub Gismatullin, a doctoral student from the University of Wrocaw for his dissertation entitled ‘G-compactness and groups’ promoted by professor Ludomir Newelski. The ceremony of awarding the Prize took place on 1 July, during the 4th Forum of Polish Mathematicians in Olsztyn.

Rok 2009 - dr Tomasz Elsner

The winner of the 1st edition of the International Stefan Banach Prize became dr Tomasz Elsner from the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Wroclaw for his doctoral dissertation entitled ‘The minimal surface theory in systolic spaces’  supervised by Lech Tadeusz Januszkiewicz, Ph.D. The Prize was presented to the winner on June 30th at the inauguration of the 3rd Forum of Polish Mathematicians in Krakow.

Rok 2016 - dr Adam Kanigowski

The laureate of the 8th edition of the International  Stefan Banach Prize became dr Adam Kanigowski from the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences PAN  for his dissertation entitled “Ergodic properties of smoothflows on surfaces”. The award ceremony took place on 13th of September 2016 during the inauguration of the 7th Forum of Polish Mathematicians with the participation of Ukrainian mathematicians at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn.

Nominees

Edition 8
2016

Michał Lasoń

(Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences)

Andreas Minne

(KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden)

Wojciech Politarczyk

(Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)

Zoltán Vidnyánszky

(Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary)

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