Fred R Cohen PRIZE

This prize honors the work of Fred R. Cohen who made fundamental advances in a range of fields.  The award will be granted every other year, starting in 2024, to a person who has made outstanding contributions in the fields of algebraic topology and homotopy theory.  Nominations will be welcomed after a prize selection committee is appointed.  The selection process will be based entirely on the quality of the research produced by the prize candidate. Candidates from anywhere in the world will be equally considered.   The prize is funded by a permanent endowment and includes a cash award, initially estimated to be around $4000.


The winner of the Fred R Cohen Prize will be chosen by a selection committee appointed by the AMR.  Nominations  for the award are welcome..  To nominate a candidate please return to this website when the nomination procedure is opened.

About Fred R. Cohen

Fred Cohen was one of the leading homotopy theorists and algebraic topologists in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His work was extraordinarily broad, and his contributions to the study of homotopy groups and configuration spaces were striking advances which moved the whole field forward. His work combined hard computations with strong theoretical contributions in a way which is very rare to see.  Fred’s infectious optimism, generosity, and enthusiasm created a most positive mathematical atmosphere.