Nemmers Prize

The Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics

This Nemmers Prize is awarded for achievement and work of lasting significance in the field of mathematics. In particular, the prize recognizes major contributions to new knowledge or the development of significant new modes of analysis. The prize is currently $200,000. Recipients are selected in even-numbered years, and as a condition of the award, spend several weeks in residence at Northwestern University interacting with students and faculty.  Seminars and conferences are often held in conjunction with their visits.

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János Kollár was awarded the 2016 Nemmers Prize.

 Kollár received the 2016 Nemmers Prize for fundamental contributions to algebraic geometry, including the minimal model program and its applications, the theory of rational connectedness and the study of real algebraic varieties.  Kollár's specialty is algebraic geometry with additional interest in related questions in number theory, complex geometry and commutative algebra. 

Previous winners in mathematics