The International Mathematical Union is calling for nominations for its 'distinctions' which will be presented at International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 in Rio de Janeiro.
Details of the awards are as follows:
- The Fields Medals - awarded every four years to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement.
- The Nevanlinna Prize is also awarded once every four years for outstanding contributions in mathematical aspects of information sciences.
- The Gauss Prize - awarded every four years to honor a scientist whose mathematical research has had an impact outside mathematics – either in technology, in business, or simply in people's everyday lives.
- The Chern Medal is awarded to an individual whose accomplishments warrant the highest level of recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of mathematics.
- The Leelavati Prize, sponsored by Infosys, is intended to accord high recognition and great appreciation of the IMU and Infosys of outstanding contributions for increasing public awareness of mathematics as an intellectual discipline and the crucial role it plays in diverse human endeavors.
IMU also requests nominations for the ICM Emmy Noether Lecture which honours women who have made fundamental and sustained contributions to mathematical sciences.
More information about each award and lists of past laureates can be found on the IMU website. There are general guidelines for nominations that apply to all of the prizes, but some (eg the Leelavati Prize) have additional information on the respective web pages. The deadline for nominations is the end of this year - 31 December 2016.