Call for nomination 2020


The Vasil A. Popov Prize honors the memory of the Bulgarian analyst Vasil A. Popov (1942-1990), best known for his contributions to Approximation Theory. The Ninth Vasil A. Popov Prize will be awarded at the Foundation of Computational Mathematics international conference, to be held June 15-24, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada.

The Prize, which consists of an engraved marble trophy and a cash award of 2000 euros, is awarded every third year for outstanding research contributions in Approximation Theory and related areas of mathematics. Eligibility for this Prize is restricted to young mathematicians - defined as a person who has received his/her PhD degree within the past six years before the nomination deadline, i.e., who did not have their terminal degree on January 31, 2014. The winner of the Prize will be asked to deliver a semi-plenary lecture at the conference.

The First Prize in 1995 was awarded to Albert Cohen (Sorbonne Université), the Second Prize in 1998 to Arno Kuijlaars (KU Leuven), the Third Prize in 2001 to Emmanuel Candes (Stanford), the Fourth Prize in 2004 to Serguei Denissov (Wisconsin-Madison), the Fifth Prize in 2007 to Mauro Maggioni (Duke), the Sixth Prize in 2010 to Joel A. Tropp (Caltech), the Seventh Prize in 2013 to Andriy Bondarenko (National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv), and the Eighth Prize in 2016 to Jean-Marie Mirebeau (Université Paris Saclay).

The Selection Committee for the Ninth Vasil A. Popov Prize consists of Albert Cohen (Sorbonne Université, Chair), Emmanuel Candès (Stanford), Wolfgang Dahmen (University of South Carolina), Karlheinz Gröchenig (University of Vienna), Peter Oswald (Dresden), Pencho Petrushev (University of South Carolina), and Vilmos Totik (Unversity of South Florida).

Letters of nomination should include a brief description of the research related to the nomination and a vita of the nominee. Other supporting material may also be submitted.

All nominations must be received no later than January 31, 2020. Nominations for the award and any supporting materials should be sent electronically to :
Albert Cohen, Chair
Popov Prize Selection Committee
Sorbonne Université
cohen@ann.jussieu.fr