Gavin Brown Best Paper Prize

Each award will be for a single article, monograph or book consisting of original research, and published in the 9 calendar years preceding the year of the award.

See prize winners.

To be eligible for the award of the Gavin Brown Prize, a publication must have at least one author who meets the following conditions:

  1. he/she must be a member of the Society, and must have been a member of the Society for the calendar year at the time of publication of the paper (back-dating of membership is not allowed);

  2. he/she must be normally resident in Australia, and must have been normally resident in Australia at the time when the research was carried out.

In the case of publications with multiple authors, the prize will be shared by all authors. The existence of authors who do not meet the conditions above will not preclude this award, although the Selection Committee may take it into account in assessing the achievement of the author(s) who do meet those conditions.

The Selection Committee may deem a publication ineligible if an author has previously received an award from the Australian Mathematical Society for a body of research which included the publication in question.

A publication may be nominated for the award by any member of the Society who is not an author of that publication.

Nominators should provide a brief (1–2 pages) summary of what makes the nominated publication important and original, with appropriate references to prior or subsequent work in the field.

These should be sent by email to the Chair of the selection committee, and all nominations should be received via email by 30th June 2011.

The Selection Committee may consult with appropriate external assessors.


Rules for the Gavin Brown Prize of the Australian Mathematical Society

  1. The Gavin Brown Prize will be awarded annually for an outstanding and innovative piece of research in the mathematical sciences published by a Member or Members of the Society.
  2. Each award will be for a single article, monograph, or book, consisting of original research, and published in the 9 calendar years preceding the year of the award.

  3. To be eligible for the award of the Gavin Brown Prize, a publication must have at least one author who meets the following conditions:
    1. he/she must be a member of the Society, and must have been a member of the Society for the calendar year at the time of publication of the paper (back-dating of membership is not allowed);
    2. he/she must be normally resident in Australia, and must have been normally resident in Australia at the time when the research was carried out.
  4. In the case of publications with multiple authors, the prize will be shared by all authors. The existence of authors who do not meet the conditions in Rule 3 will not preclude this award, although the Selection Committee may take it into account in assessing the achievement of the author(s) who do meet those conditions.
  5. The Selection Committee may deem a publication ineligible if an author has previously received an award from the Australian Mathematical Society for a body of research which included the publication in question.
  6. Nominations for the Gavin Brown Prize will be called for in the first half of each year. A publication may be nominated for the award by any member of the Society who is not an author of that publication.
  7. The award will be decided by a Selection Committee appointed by the Council.
  8. The Selection Committee will consist of 4 persons:
    1. 3 persons each appointed for a period of 3 years, namely a Chair with expertise within the area of that year's award, an Incoming Chair who will become the Chair in the following year, and an Outgoing Chair who has been the Chair in the preceding year;
    2. 1 person appointed for one year only.
  9. The Selection Committee may consult with appropriate external assessors.
Approved by Council by email votes concluding on 25 February 2011 and 29 June 2011.
Amended in Resolution 115/20, September 2013.


Updated: 29 Nov 2013
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