Christopher Heyde medal
Nominations for the 2014 Christopher Heyde Medal are now closed.
The Christopher Heyde Medal honours the contributions to mathematics by Professor Christopher Charles Heyde AM, DSc, Hon DSc(Syd), FAA, FASSA. Professor Heyde was the Foundation Dean of the School of Mathematical Sciences at the Australian National University, and Professor Emeritus of Statistics at Columbia University, New York.
In recognition of Professor Heyde’s broad interests in the mathematical sciences the award is offered in one of three fields on a rotating basis – pure mathematics; applied, computational and financial mathematics; and probability theory, statistical methodology and their applications.
The award’s purpose is to recognise distinguished research in the mathematical sciences by a researcher no more than 40 years of age in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career. The award may be made annually, with a prize of $10,000, and is restricted to candidates who are normally resident in Australia.
The 2014 Christopher Heyde Medal is for the field of probability theory, statistical methodology and their applications.
NB – If a proposed candidate is already the recipient of an Academy award, the second award must be for a distinct, additional, body of work undertaken since the first award, and/or work in a different field.