The Hansjörg Wacker Memorial Prize was established in memory of ECMI founding member Hansjörg Wacker (1939-1991), who was Professor of Numerical Mathematics at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz. The prize is jointly funded by ECMI and by a consortium of institutions from Linz which comprise the Industrial Mathematics Institute and the Institute of Computational Mathematics of Johannes Kepler University, and the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. It consists of a prize of 1000 Euros and the invitation to attend the ECMI 2023 conference presenting his/her project as a contributed talk.
The prize is awarded for the best mathematical dissertation at the Masters level on an industrial project, which was submitted in 2021-2022 at an ECMI institution.
To apply for the prize, a copy of the Masters thesis should be sent as PDF-File to the address firstname.lastname@example.org with “Hansjörg Wacker-ECMI and your name” in the subject line to arrive by 16 April, 2023. The entry should be accompanied by a letter from the MSc supervisor which summarises the mathematical and industrial relevance of the work, and with details of the cooperation with the industry. If the language of the thesis is not English, then it is necessary to also send an extended summary in English.