The András Gács Prize was founded by the Gács family to reward exceptional young Hungarian mathematicians who have motivated many undergraduate and graduate students through their teaching work. The Prize is named after mathematician András Gács (1969-2009). Besides his research achievements, András’s versatility, open-mindedness, and excellent humour made him an inspiration to his students.
The Prize is presented once a year. One or at most two candidates can be presented with the Prize.
As well as the members of the committee and the heads of the corresponding departments, anyone can nominate a candidate.
As regards a candidate’s academic achievements, attaching a publication list of the nominee, for instance as an online reference (a link to their ‘MTMT’ profile), is sufficient. However, the nominee’s educational contribution should be described in detail: this can include their supervision of papers for the Conference of Science Students’ Associations, theses, or their support for undergraduate or graduate students in general.
Only candidates under 46, and who have not previously received the Prize, can be nominated. The nomination should be sent to the committee’s mailing address by 31 January of each year at the latest. It can be also sent via our webpage using this online form.
The decision on the Prize is made by the committee, whose members are Zsófia Gács, Tamás Keleti, Zoltán Lóránt Nagy, Péter Sziklai, Tamás Szőnyi, Zsuzsa Weiner and Gábor Wiener. The committee reserves the right not to present the Prize in the event of a lack of suitable nominations.
The committee’s report on its decision will be available on this website.
Until 2020, the prize money accompanying the prize will be 150,000 HUF. In 2020 the committee may decide to revise this amount. The award ceremony takes place at a public event each spring. Details of this are available on the website.