Vasil A. Popov Prize in Approximation Theory|
Call for 2013 Nominations|
The Vasil A. Popov Prize was established in memory of the late Professor Vasil A. Popov
(1942-1990) of Bulgaria in recognition of his contributions to approximation theory and
related areas of mathematics. The prize was created with the aid of contributions from
his colleagues and admirers, and is reserved for an outstanding young approximation
theorist with at most 6 years of professional experience beyond the terminal degree.
The prize is awarded every three years. Previous recipients of the Vasil A. Popov Prize
are Albert Cohen, France (1995), Arno B. J. Kuijlaars, The Netherlands (1998),
Emmanuel J. Candes, USA (2001), Serguei Denissov, USA (2004), Mauro Maggioni, USA (2007), and Joel A. Tropp, USA (2010).
The seventh Vasil A. Popov Prize will be awarded at the Fourteenth International Conference
in Approximation Theory, to be held in April of 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.
Eligibility for this prize is restricted to mathematicians who did not have their
terminal degree on June 1, 2006. The winner of the prize will be asked to deliver
a plenary lecture at the conference. The Selection Committee for the Vasil A. Popov Prize
consists of Albert Cohen, Wolfgang Dahmen, Arno Kuijlaars, Paul Nevai, Pencho Petrushev (Chairman),
Alan Pinkus, and Edward Saff.
Nominations 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. Please direct all
email correspondence concerning the Prize to
Nominations for the seventh Vasil A. Popov Prize should be sent (by November 15, 2012) to the Chairman of the Selection Committee:
Professor Pencho Petrushev, Chair
For more information on the Prize, see the official
Popov Prize website.
Last Updated: April 4, 2012