Ladyzhenskaya Medal

Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya (1922-2004) occupies a very special place in the history of mathematics and mathematical physics in St. Petersburg, in Russia, and worldwide. Her theorems shaped modern partial differential equations in mathematical physics. Through her lectures, seminars, and students, she also inspired extraordinary advances in many other branches of mathematical physics, including quantum field theory and statistical physics.
Ladyzhenskaya medal

2022, the year of the St. Petersburg ICM, will mark the 100th birthday of Olga Ladyzhenskaya. A new prize in honor of Ladyzhenskaya has been established by the National Committee of Mathematicians of Russia, St. Petersburg State University, and, for the inaugural iteration, the Organizing Committee of the ICM. The prize will be awarded for the first time at a special event dedicated to the Ladyzhenskaya Centennial during ICM 2022.

The Ladyzhenskaya Medal for mathematical physics will be awarded every four years to recognize revolutionary results in mathematical physics or its applications. That includes any existing or future area of research in mathematical physics and its neighboring fields.

Ladyzhenskaya medal box

The winner receives a medal and a cash award of one million rubles. If the main work was completed jointly by multiple people, the committee may consider a shared prize. The full rules and regulations for the prize can be found at here.

Nominations should be submitted to the 2022 Prize Committee chair, Professor Giovanni Felder, at Each nomination should contain a detailed escription of the candidate’s work and where it fits in the overall development of the field, including references. Nominations are confidential and must not be disclosed to the candidate. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2021.

In its decisions, the Prize Committee will be guided by the pursuit of excellence as well as attention to the diversity of both the field of mathematical physics and the people working in it. The winner(s) of the prize will be announced during ICM 2022.

The organizers of the prize invite proposals for the award insignia design. Proposals should be submitted to, and the winner will receive an invitation to OAL Centennial as well as a modest cash award.

To learn more about the extraordinary life and career of Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, one great resource is the article in the Notices of the AMS by S. Friedlander, P. Lax, C. Morawetz, L. Nirenberg, G. Seregin, N. Uraltseva, and M. Vishik as well a story in the Bulletin of the AMS by S. Friedlander. Further material and references may be found on the site of the St. Petersburg Mathematical Pantheon devoted to O. A. Ladyzhenskaya and on the ICM webpage, in particular the collection of essays about her.

Thu Nov 18 2021 14:16:04 GMT+0300 (Moscow Standard Time)