Nevanlinna and Abacus Prizes

Since 1982 the IMU has awarded the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize at each ICM  for outstanding contributions in Mathematical Aspects of Information Sciences.

In 2018, the IMU Executive Committee took the decision  to discontinue this prize because of historical issues arising from its name.

It was decided at the IMU General Assembly 2018  to set up a new prize with similar scope.  It will be called the  IMU Abacus Medal and will be awarded at each ICM, starting in 2022. The award will consist of a gold medal, a cash award of EUR 10,000, and a diploma.

Bids are now being invited to provide funding for both the medal and the cash award. Further details may be found here

Bids should be submitted by 1 October 2019 to the IMU Secretary General Helge Holden at