Nominations for the Breakthrough Prize and New Horizons Prize in mathematics are now open.
The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics is a $3,000,000 prize for transformative breakthrough(s) in mathematics, with special attention to recent developments. In selecting the prize winner we will pay particular attention to results from the last 10 years, although earlier contributions may also be taken into account. This is not intended as a lifetime achievement award, but rather it is intended to recognize someone currently making outstanding contributions. There are no age limits nor nationality restrictions. In exceptional circumstances, when a prize is awarded for joint work, the committee may split the prize. The recent winners were:
2015 Ian Agol
2016 Jean Bourgain
2017 Christopher Hacon and James McKernan jointly
There are up to 3 New Horizons Prizes in Mathematics of $100,000 each for promising young researchers, who have already produced very important work. Candidates should not have been awarded a PhD before January 1st, 2008. (This requirement can be waived in exceptional circumstances, such as an interrupted career path.) There are no nationality restrictions. In exceptional circumstances, when a prize is awarded for joint work, the committee may split the prize. Previously these prizes were offered to:
2015 Larry Guth, André Neves and Peter Scholze
2016 Mohammed Abouzaid, Hugo Duminil-Copin, and jointly Ben Elias and Geordie Williamson
2018 Aaron Naber, Maryna Viazovska and jointly Zhiwei Yun and Wei Zhang.
Nominations may be submitted online at
A short statement is required from the nominator, along with between 1 and 3 letters of reference from other experts. The closing date for nominations is April 30th. If you have questions about the nomination process, queries can be addressed to Rob Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org).