First Chevalley Prize 2016 in Lie Theory – Call for Nominations

This prize was established by George Lusztig in 2014 to honor Claude Chevalley (1909–1984). Chevalley was a founding member of the Bourbaki group. He made fundamental contributions to class field theory, algebraic geometry, and group theory. His three-volume treatise on Lie groups served as standard reference for many decades. His classification of semisimple groups over an arbitrary algebraically closed field provides a link between Lie’s theory of continuous groups and the theory of finite groups, to the enormous enrichment of both subjects.

This prize recognizes notable work in Lie Theory published during the preceding six years; a recipient should be at most twenty-five years past the Ph.D.

The US$8,000 prize will be awarded in even-numbered years without restriction on society membership, citizenship, or venue of publication. The first award will be made in 2016.

Nominations with supporting information should be submitted using the online form available here:

Include a short description of the work that is the basis of the nominations, including complete bibliographic citations. A brief curriculum vitae for the nominee should be included. Those who prefer to submit by postal mail may send nominations to AMS Secretary, Carla Savage, Box 8206, Computer Science Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8206. The nominations will be forwarded by the secretary to the appropriate prize selection committee, which, in effect, will make final decisions on the award.

Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2015.

Source: Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 62, Numb. 4, p. 326,


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