This prize was established in memory of ECMI founding member Hansjörg Wacker (1939-1991), who was Professor of Numerical Mathematics at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz. The prize is jointly funded by ECMI and by a consortium of institutions from Linz which comprise the Industrial Mathematics Institute and the Institute of Computational Mathematics of Johannes Kepler University, and the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
The prize is awarded for the best mathematical dissertation at the Masters level on an industrial project written by a student from an ECMI institution. The next prize will be awarded at ECMI2016 in Santiago de Compostela (http://www.usc.es/congresos/ecmi2016/ and will be for a thesis submitted during 2014-2016. The winner will be invited to attend the ECMI conference (all expenses paid), to present his/her project there and will receive a cash prize of 1000 euros.
Submission of Entries
A copy of the Masters thesis should be sent as PDF-File to the address below to arrive by March 15, 2016. The entry should be accompanied by a letter from the student’s supervisor, which summarises the mathematical and industrial relevance of the work and also a letter of support from the industrial sponsor. If the language of the thesis is not English, then it is necessary to send an extended summary in English.
Entries should be sent to Professor T Myers: firstname.lastname@example.org ; the subject line should state ‘Wacker Prize 2016’