W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics

Principal Guideline

The W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics (hereinafter called "prize") is awarded for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory. Each prize may be given either for a single notable achievement or a collection of such achievements.

Prize Committee

The W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize Committee (hereinafter called "committee") shall consist of five members selected from the scientific community.

Each year, one new member of the committee shall be selected by the president of SIAM to serve a five-year term. This new member must be selected so that the new committee has at least two members representing each of the above research areas (i.e. differential equations and control theory). Each committee member must represent at least one of the stated research areas. The committee shall determine its own rules of operation with the exception of those rules specified herein. If, for any reason, a committee member is unable to complete his/her term, the president of SIAM shall appoint an individual to serve for the remaining portion of that term. Past prize winners should be considered for committee membership.

Selection Procedures

The prize can be awarded to any member of the scientific community who meets the general guidelines of the prize description.

The committee shall solicit nominations from the scientific community. A call for nominations shall appear in SIAM News and other similar scientific periodicals. The chairman of the committee shall determine the information on each nominee that is required to accompany the nomination. All nominations must be submitted to SIAM seven months prior to the awarding of the prize.

Notification of Award
The president of SIAM shall notify the prize winner within ten days of the committee's decision and request a lecture as part of the prize ceremony.

Prize Award Date

The prize is given each year at the annual meeting of SIAM.

Description of the Award

A suitable engraved medal shall be awarded to each prize winner.


The Award Presentation

The chairman of the committee shall announce the prize winner, read a prepared citation for the winner, and present him/her to the president of SIAM. The president of SIAM shall present the Reid Medal and cash prize to the winner.

Announcements of the award shall be in SIAM News and in other appropriate scientific periodicals.

Prize History

The next award will be made in 2018.

Changes to Specifications

The specifications for the prize were approved by the SIAM Council on June 23, 1985 and the SIAM Board of Trustees on June 27, 1985. No changes may be made to these specifications.

Selection Committee

Click here to see a list of selection committee members by year.


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