# Whitehead Prize

The Whitehead Prize is a prize awarded by the London Mathematical Society to a mathematician working in the United Kingdom who is at an early stage of their career and has not received any other prizes from the Society. More specifically, the person being considered for the award must be resident in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Canada, Australia, etc.) on January 1 of the award year and have less than 15 years of work at the postdoctorate level. Since the inception of the prize, no more than two could be awarded per year, but in 1999 this was increased to 4 “to allow for the award of prizes across the whole of mathematics, including applied mathematics, mathematical physics, and mathematical aspects of computer science.” The Senior Whitehead Prize has similar residence requirements and rules concerning prior prizes, but is intended to recognize more experienced mathematicians. These prizes were instituted in memory of homotopy theory pioneer John Henry Constantine Whitehead.

## 0.1 External links

http://www.lms.ac.uk/activities/prizes_com/prizes.htmlOfficial Whitehead Prize rules

Title | Whitehead Prize |
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Canonical name | WhiteheadPrize |

Date of creation | 2013-03-22 16:48:54 |

Last modified on | 2013-03-22 16:48:54 |

Owner | PrimeFan (13766) |

Last modified by | PrimeFan (13766) |

Numerical id | 4 |

Author | PrimeFan (13766) |

Entry type | Definition |

Classification | msc 01A60 |

Classification | msc 01A61 |

Classification | msc 01A65 |

Defines | Senior Whitehead Prize |