Barbara and Jaroslav Zemánek prize


The Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences is announcing a call for the 2024 Barbara and Jaroslav Zemánek Prize.

The prize was established thanks to the funds transferred by prof. Zemánek and His wife to IM PAN, the institution in which prof. Zemánek worked for many years.

The prize will be awarded to a person who was under the age of 35 by the end of 2023, for achievements in functional analysis, with special emphasis on operators' theory. In case of individuals who were on maternal leave before the age of 35, the age allowing one to be granted the prize is extended by the duration of maternal leave.

The prize can be obtained only once. The prize is international: there are no limits regarding countries of affiliation of candidates. The Laureate will be chosen by the Jury appointed by the Director of IM PAN. The gross amount of the prize in 2024 shall be 13000 PLN.

The candidates to the Prize can be proposed by a group of three people, each of them renowned internationally and holding a PhD in mathematics.

The application deadline is 15 June 2024. The announcement of results is planned for September 2024. Candidatures with a justification can be addressed to the Chancellor of the Prize by email zemanek-prize@impan.pl or traditional post to the Secretariat of IMPAN with an annotation “Barbara and Jaroslav Zemánek Prize”

Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Śniadeckich 8
00-656 Warszawa.

The prize winner with the Jury citation will be announced in the Notices of AMS. The Laureate will be invited to IM PAN for an award ceremony, and to give a talk.








Dr. Léonard Cadilhac from Sorbonne University

Dr. Amine Marrakchi from Ecole Normale Supérieure

Dr. Jochen Glück from University of Passau

Professor Michael Hartz from Uniwersity of Saarbrücken

Professor Martijn Caspers from Delft University of Technology

Professor Karl-Mikael Perfekt from University of Reading


  • F. Gesztesy (Baylor University) 2024-2026
  • S. Grivaux (Lille University) 2024-2026
  • N. Nikolski (University of Bordeaux) 2018-2025
  • G. Pisier (Texas A&M) 2024-2026
  • A. Skalski (Institute of Mathematics of the Polisch Academy of Sciences, Warsaw) 2018-2025
  • Yu. Tomilov (Institute of Mathematics of the Polisch Academy of Sciences, Warsaw) - Chancellor 2024-2029
  • S. Vaes (KU Leuven) 2024-2026


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