Submission - 19th IMA Leslie Fox Prize

This page provides guidance on preparing an application for the Leslie Fox Prize. NOTE: Prize Entry is a Two-Step Process: you must register first using the form accessed from this page, after which you will be supplied by email with an upload link which you may use to submit your application. Registration should be completed as early as possible, but in any event by 15:00 GMT on January 31,2019; all application materials must be received by 23:59 GMT on January 31, 2019. Eligibility: Any person who is less than 31 years old on January 1st, 2019 and has not already won a first prize is eligible. Appropriate career breaks for applicants over the age of 31 may be taken account of; these should be clearly described in the candidate's eligibility statement. Each entry should consist of a paper, describing some of the candidate's research, that is suitable for a 40 minute lecture at a numerical analysis meeting. Whether or not the work has been published or accepted for publication is irrelevant, but no person may submit more than one paper. Candidates from previous competitions are encouraged to enter.

  • Submission: as soon as possible, please use the form linked below to register for the Leslie Fox Prize. This form must in any case be completed and submitted by 15:00 GMT on January 31, 2019.
  • The registration form asks you to confirm your eligibility by providing your date of birth and avowing that you would be available to present your paper at the meeting.
  • The form includes a place to detail any substantial career breaks (e.g for parenting, illness, etc.); only provide this if you will be over age 31 on January 31, 2019. (The committee may request documentary evidence of career breaks.)
  • The prize is normally awarded for a paper with at most one co-author in addition to the candidate. The prize may, exceptionally, be awarded for a paper with three or more authors. In the case of multiply-authored papers with more than 2 authors, a statement of contribution must be provided which is signed by the other authors of the work. Alternative evidence may be provided in case of lack of availability of one or more of the co-authors. The statement of contribution should be emailed directly to the Chair (b.leimkuhler@ed.ac.uk). The statement of contribution must be received by 23:59 GMT on January 31, 2019.
  • Using the provided upload link (which you receive after registration), prepare and submit a single pdf file consisting of your article. This file must be uploaded by 23:59 GMT on January 31, 2019.
  • Travel funds are not generally available to assist candidates who attend the meeting.
  • The receipt of all entries will be acknowledged.

Any question on this notice should be addressed to a member of the Adjudicating Committee.

Registration Form. Please fill out this form. After submission, you will be provided by email with an upload link which you can use to make your submission.

19th IMA Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis
June 23, 2019

Welcome

This website contains the call for papers for the 19th IMA Leslie Fox Prize and (from around April 2019) the shortlist and programme details. It also contains historical information on the Prize (past winners and prize reports etc.) and information on Leslie Fox himself.

IMA Leslie Fox Prize Meeting

The IMA Leslie Fox Prize meeting will take place on Monday June 23, 2019, at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XH, Scotland, just prior to the 28th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis.

CALL for PAPERS - 19th IMA Leslie Fox Prize

The 19th IMA Leslie Fox Prize meeting will take place on Monday June 23, 2019, in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XH, Scotland, just prior to the 28th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis.

Entries for the 19th IMA Leslie Fox Prize competition must be submitted by January 31, 2019. Any person who is less than 31 years old on January 1st, 2019 and has not already won a first prize is eligible. Appropriate career breaks for applicants over the age of 31 may be taken into account. Each entry should consist of a paper, describing some of the candidate's research, that is suitable for a 40 minute lecture at a numerical analysis meeting. Whether or not the work has been published or accepted for publication is irrelevant, but no person may submit more than one paper. Candidates from previous competitions are encouraged to enter.

The entries will be considered by an Adjudicating Committee comprising

Particular attention will be given to the originality and quality of each paper, and to the suitability of the material for a 40 minute talk to a general audience of numerical analysts. Papers will be selected by the Committee by mid-April 2019, for presentation at the IMA Leslie Fox Prize meeting. Only the papers that are presented at the meeting will be eligible for awards but, subject to this restriction, the Adjudicating Committee may award any number of first and second prizes.

Submission: please use the `Submit' page to prepare your submission. NOTE: Prize Entry is a Two-Step Process: you must register first using the form linked from the Submit page, and then you will be supplied by email with an upload link which you may use to submit your application. Registration should be completed by 15:00 UTC/GMT on January 31,2019; all application materials must be received by 23:59 UTC/GMT on January 31, 2019.

Any questions regarding the prize should be addressed to a member of the Adjudicating Committee.

This page will appear after selection, around April 2019.

This page will appear after selection, around April 2019.

Leslie Fox

Leslie Fox (1918-1992) was director of the Oxford University Computing Laboratory (1957-1983), Professor of Numerical Analysis at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College. He was a distinguished researcher in numerical linear algebra and differential equations. More information about him can be found in the references below.

  • Leslie Fox at the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
  • Leslie Fox at Wikipedia.
  • Leslie Fox at the Mathematics_Genealogy_Project (note that the details there are incomplete).
  • Obituary by D. F. Mayers (University of Oxford) and J. E. Walsh (University of Manchester), Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society 31 (1999), 241-7, including a list of ninety publications
  • Obituary by C. Clenshaw in The Independent (1992).
  • Booklet (Oxford University Computing Laboratory, 1994, 77 pages) titled Leslie Fox 1918-1992 containing two Addresses given at Memorial Service and biographical and other information.

Past Meetings and Prize Winners

Eighteenth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 26 June, 2017.

First Prize:

  • Nicole Spillane (Ecole Polytechnique)
Second Prize:
  • Mario Berljafa (KU Leuven)
  • Evan Gawlik (University of California, San Diego)
  • Robert Gower (Ecole Normale Superieure)
  • Lise-Marie Imbert-Gerard (New York University)
  • Aretha Teckentrup (University of Edinburgh)
Seventeenth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 22 June, 2015.

First Prize:

  • Iain Smears (University of Oxford)
  • Alex Townsend (MIT)
Second Prize:
  • Patrick Farrell (University of Oxford)
  • Olivier Fercoq (Telecom ParisTech)
  • John Pearson (University of Kent)
  • Clarice Poon (Cambridge University)
Sixteenth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. ICMS Edinburgh 24 June, 2013.

First Prize:

  • Michael Neilan (University of Pittsburgh).
Second Prize:
  • Ingrid von Glehn (University of Oxford).
  • Georges Klein (University of Fribourg).
  • Martin Takáč (University of Edinburgh).
  • Alex Townsend (University of Oxford).
  • Andre Uschmajew (Technische Universität Berlin).
Fifteenth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Manchester 27 June, 2011.

First Prize:

  • Yuji Nakatsukasa (University of California, Davis).
Second Prize:
  • Ben Adcock (Simon Fraser University)
  • Arnulf Jentzen (Princeton University)
  • Richard Norton (University of Oxford)
  • Bart Vandereycken (ETH)
  • Konstantinos Zygalakis (University of Oxford)
Fourteenth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Warwick 29 June, 2009.

First Prize:
  • Brian Sutton (Randolph-Macon College)
Second Prize:
  • Stefano Giani (Nottingham University)
  • Daan Huybrechs (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
  • Armin Lechleiter (CMAPX, Polytechnique)
  • Colin B. Macdonald (Mathematics, UCLA)
  • Liuqiang Zhong (Xiangtan University)

Thirteenth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Oxford 22 June, 2007.

First Prize:
  • Ioana Dumitriu (University of Washington)
  • Yoichiro Mori (University of British Columbia)
Second Prize:
  • Timo Betcke (University of Macnchester)
  • Laurent Demanet (Stanford University)
  • Daniel Kressner (University of Zagreb)
  • Emre Mengi (UC San Diego)
  • Sheehan Olver (University of Cambridge)

Twelfth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Dundee 27 June, 2005.

First Prize:
  • Roland Opfer (Universität Göttingen)
  • Paul Tupper (McGill University)
Second Prize:
  • Lehel Banjai (MPI, Leipzig)
  • Coralia Cartis (University of Oxford)
  • Johan Hoffman (Chalmers University)
  • Fabio Nobile (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Adam Oberman (Simon Fraser University)

Eleventh Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Cambridge 20 June, 2003.

First Prize:
  • Jared Tanner (University of California at Davis)
Second Prize:
  • Melvin Leok (California Institute of Technology)
  • Adam Oberman (University of Texas)
  • Marc Schweitzer (Universit├Ąt Bonn)
  • Tatjana Stykel (University of Calgary)
  • Boris Vexler (Universit├Ąt Heidelberg)

Tenth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Oxford 22 June, 2001.

First Prize:
  • Anna-Karin Tornberg (KTH Stockholm)
Second Prize:
  • Tilo Arens (Brunel University)
  • Begona Cano (University of Valladolid)
  • Eric Darve (Stanford University)
  • Jing-Rebecca Li (Courant Institute NYU)
  • Dominik Schötzau (University of Minnesota)
  • Divakar Viswanath (University of Chicago)

Ninth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Dundee 28 June, 1999.

First Prize:
  • Niles Pierce (Caltech)
  • Reha Tütüncü (Carnegie-Mellon)
Second Prize:
  • Aurelian Bejancu (Cambridge)
  • Vincent Heuveline (Heidelberg)
  • Paul Houston (Oxford)
  • Ross Lippert (Sandia National Laboratories)

Eighth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Dundee 23 June, 1997.

First Prize:
  • W. Sweldens (Bell Labs)
Second Prize:
  • T.A. Driscoll (Boulder)
  • V. Simoncini (Pavia)
  • E. de Sturler (Zurich)
  • R.H. Tütüncü (Carnegie-Mellon)
  • A. Zanna (Cambridge)
  • T. Zhang (Stanford)

Seventh Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Dundee 26 June, 1995.

First Prize:
  • A. Hill (Bath)
Second Prize:
  • X-W. Chang (McGill)
  • L. Jay (Minnesota)
  • Y. Liu (Cambridge)
  • K-C. Toh (Cornell)
  • D. Wang (Purdue)

Sixth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Oxford 24 June, 1993.

First Prize:
  • Y. Li (Cornell)
Second Prize:
  • A. Edelman (Berkeley)
  • D.J. Higham (Dundee)
  • Z. Jia (Bielefeld)
  • P. Lin (Oxford)
  • R. Mathias (Minneapolis)

Fifth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Dundee 24 June, 1991.

First Prize:
  • C.J. Budd (Bristol)
  • J.F.B.M. Kraaijevanger (Leiden)
Second Prize:
  • J. Levesley (Coventry)
  • P.D. Loach (Bristol)
  • B.F. Smith (Argonne)
  • H. Zha (Stanford)

Fourth Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Cambridge 4 September, 1989.

First Prize:
  • M. Buhmann (Cambridge)
  • B.R.L. DeMoor (Stanford)
  • A.M. Stuart (Bath)
Second Prize:
  • M. Ainsworth (Durham)
  • R.H. Chan (Hong Kong)
  • A. Edelman (MIT)
  • D.J. Higham (Toronto)

Third Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Imperial College. 28 March, 1988.

First Prize:
  • N.J. Higham (Manchester)
Second Prize:
  • T. Hagstrom (SUNY, Stony Brook)
  • P.T. Harker (Univ of Pennsylvania)
  • I.R.H. Jackson (Cambridge)
  • T. Tang (Leeds)

Second Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Imperial College. 5 September, 1986.

First Prize:
  • J.W. Demmel (Courant)
  • N.I.M. Gould (Harwell)
Second Prize:
  • J.L. Barlow (Penn State)
  • J. Scott (Oxford)
  • A.J. Wathen (Bristol)

First Leslie Fox Prize Meeting. Imperial College. 30 August, 1985.

First Prize:
  • L.N. Trefethen (MIT)
Second Prize:
  • N.J. Higham (Manchester)
  • S.P.J. Matthews (Dundee)
  • P.K. Sweby (Reading)
  • Y. Yuan (Cambridge)

Chairpersons of adjudicating committee

  • First: Mike Powell
  • Second: Ron Mitchell
  • Third: John Reid
  • Fourth: Bill Morton
  • Fifth: John Mason
  • Sixth: Nancy Nichols
  • Seventh: Charlie Elliott
  • Eighth: Christopher Baker
  • Ninth: Iain Duff
  • Tenth: Nick Trefethen
  • Eleventh: Arieh Iserles
  • Twelfth: Alastair Spence
  • Thirteenth: Endre Süli
  • Fourteenth: Andrew Stuart
  • Fifteenth: Nick Higham
  • Sixteenth: Mark Ainsworth
  • Seventeenth: Nick Gould
  • Eighteenth: Andy Wathen
  • Nineteenth: Benedict Leimkuhler

Donations

The IMA Leslie Fox Prize is a prestigious international prize in numerical analysis, awarded based on a submitted paper and a lecture. The Prize was set up in 1985 to honour Professor Leslie Fox, who founded the Oxford University Computing Laboratory in 1957 and was the Professor of Numerical Analysis at Oxford from 1963 to 1983.

The Prize is financially underwritten by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and administered by the Editorial Board of the IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis who appoint the Adjudicating Committee. The organization of each meeting from the call for entries, choice of date and venue, and the adjudication of the prize, is in the hands of the Adjudicating Committee.

The funding for the prize has been obtained by private donations but the interest from the prize fund, particularly with current rates, comes nowhere near covering the cost of the prizes, even though these are far lower than appropriate for such a significant honour. In view of the close relationship of the Prize to IMAJNA, the IMA has agreed to underwrite the Prize but it is still important for us to build the fund to a self-sustaining level.

Further donations to the Prize Fund are hereby solicited. Donations, with a completed IMA Leslie Fox Prize Donation Form, and related correspondence, should be sent to

The IMA Leslie Fox Prize Fund
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