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CNR: Alamanacco della Scienza


N. 9 - 23 mag 2012
ISSN 2037-4801

International info   a cura di Cecilia Migali


European Latsis Prize: call for candidates 

The European Science Foundation (Esf) invites nominations for the European Latsis Prize 2012. The prize, of a value of 100 000 Swiss Francs (€ 80.000), is presented each year by the Latsis Foundation, through the Esf, to a scientist or research group in recognition of outstanding and innovative contributions in a selected field of research. The research field for the 2012 Prize is mathematics.

Now in its 14th year, the European Latsis Prize seeks nominations for outstanding contributions to research in mathematics and nominations are encouraged from all parts of the field, both pure and applied. The prize will be awarded for an outstanding contribution and impact to the development of interdisciplinary research in this domain.

The criteria used in the selection procedure will be scientific excellence, the enhancement of knowledge, societal impact and contribution to the understanding and solution of European problems. The nominations will be evaluated by a high-level committee of experts in the field. The date and venue of the prize ceremony will be announced later.

Nominations may be received for individual scholars or for research groups, but no self nominations will be accepted. All nomination forms should be clearly presented and include a detailed nomination statement (maximum 2 pages). They should describe the candidate's qualifications and should cover: the merits of an individual or group's work on the present state of the topic, the impact on the scientific community of the work of the individual candidate or group  nominated, recognition by peers within the scientific community, influence on practice in the field through publications and other means of dissemination, including teaching and training students in the field; contributions made to scientific excellence, societal impact and European progress.

Nominations are to be submitted online at www.esf.org/latsis.

The deadline for nominations is 15 July 2012.

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