About the Gold Medal
Institute Gold Medals are awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to mathematics and its applications over a period of years. The call for nominations to the IMA Gold Medal 2018 is now open (with a closing date of 31 March 2018).
Institute Gold Medals are awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to mathematics and its applications over a period of years. A list of previous Gold Medallists is available.
Contributions that can be considered vary greatly and might take the form of:
- the building up of a research group of exceptional merit;
- notable contributions to the application of mathematical techniques;
- outstanding contributions to the improvement of the teaching of mathematics.
Any Corporate Member who wishes to make a nomination should submit it to the Executive Director not later than 31 March 2018. Submissions may be sent by post to the Executive Director, Institute of Mathematics, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1EF or by email to Alison Penry, with IMA Gold Medal 2018 in the subject line.
Rules for Awarding the Gold Medal
- The award of a medal / medals will be made in alternate years beginning with 1982.
- Normally one medal will be awarded but the panel of adjudicators will be free to decide to award up to three medals or make no award.
- Awards will only be made among nominees who must be members of the Institute recommended by Corporate Members of the Institute. Any Corporate Member, whether resident in the United Kingdom or overseas, may submit a nomination which must be accompanied by appropriate supporting evidence.
- The President will appoint a panel of adjudicators who may, if they wish, consult independent referees.
- An award or awards will normally be presented at the IMA Summer Lecture occasion, at which the prize winner(s) will normally give the address.
- The Gold Medal should not normally be awarded to those currently serving on Council.