IMU-Net 35b: June 2009
Special issue on Chern Medal


The International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the Chern Medal
Foundation (CMF) jointly launch a new mathematical prize, the

Chern Medal Award,

in memory of the outstanding mathematician Shiing-Shen Chern.
The Award is to be given to an individual whose lifelong
remarkable achievements in the field of mathematics warrant
the highest level of recognition. It consists of a medal and a
monetary award of US$ 500,000. Half of the amount shall be donated
to organizations of the recipient's choice to support research,
education, outreach, or other activities to promote mathematics.

For more information see the Press Release at
www.mathunion.org/fileadmin/IMU/Prizes/Chern/Chern_MedalPress_Release_090601.pdf
and the Chern Medal Program Guidelines at
www.mathunion.org/fileadmin/IMU/Prizes/Chern/Chern_Medal_Program_Guidelines.pdf .

The Chern Medal Program Guidelines also inform about the
nomination procedure. The Chern Medal will be awarded for
the first time at the opening ceremony of ICM 2010 in
Hyderabad, India on August 19, 2010.

Please forward this information to your friends and
colleagues, to journalists and mathematical newsletters,
and please consider making a nomination for the Chern
Medal.


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