Nemmers Prize

The Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics

The 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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Assaf Naor was awarded the 2018 Nemmers Prize for his profound work on the geometry of metric spaces, which has led to breakthroughs in the theory of algorithms.  Naor’s specialty is analysis and geometry, with additional interest in related questions in combinatorics, probability and theoretical computer science.

Previous winners in mathematics