The ICCA 2017 Best Presentation Award in the Section Pure Mathematics has been awarded at The 11th International Conference on Clifford Algebras and Their Applications in Mathematical Physics (ICCA) in Gent, Belgium from 6 to 12 August 2017 at Gent University. The Name of the prize winner is Sigiswald Barbier, Department of Mathematics, University of Gent, Belgium, who received the award for his outstanding paper and presentation Towards a minimal representation for osp(p,q|2n).
Photo (left to right): Sigiswald Barbier (awardee), Eckhard Hitzer (President of International Advisory Board of ICCA11)
After pre-conference document screening and conference presentation evaluation, the decision was taken by the members of the Best Presentation Award Committee of ICCA 2017 (represented by Swanhild Bernstein, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, Leo Dorst, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Dietmar Hildenbrand, Hochschule RheinMain, Rüsselsheim, Germany, Eckhard Hitzer, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan; Joan Lasenby, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, Hongbo Li, AMSS, Chinese Academy of Sciences , Beijing, China, Wolfgang Sproessig, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany).
This new prize is for the benefit of the young researchers and their career. Balanced attention is paid both to good evidence for novel work, and to a well delivered presentation.
Award categories: The prize is given simultaneously in two major sections of (1) pure mathematics, (2) physics and technological applications (including all of robotics, engineering, signal processing, computer science, etc.). Strict quality criteria apply to each section separately. That is, if in any of the two major sections no suitable candidate is found, the section will not award a prize for that conference year.
Age limit: The prize is intended for young researchers up to 29 years (30th birthday after the ICCA conference).
The award: The main award is a certificate stating that the candidate has won the best presentation prize, etc. The names of the awardees will also be published on the ICCA homepage. The award certificate will contain a short description of the two step procedure (prescreening, and actual presentation evaluation).
Source: https://www.icca11.ugent.be/index.php?page=presentationaward, photo credit: Hennie De Schepper (University of Gent)