Nemmers Prizes

Collectively, the Nemmers Prizes recognize works of lasting significance in various disciplines.  The Prizes in Economics and Mathematics were established in 1994; the Prize in Music Composition was created in 2004; the Prize in Medical Science in 2015; and the Prize in Earth Sciences in 2016.

News and Announcements

2016 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics, Richard Blundell, Presented His First Lecture and Conference  

  • Richard Blundell, winner of the 2016 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics, attended the 2016 Nemmers dinner on Monday, May 15, 2017 where he received his award and presented brief remarks about his research and career
  • Professor Blundell presented his first lecture on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 on the Northwestern Evanston campus. His lecture was titled: "Household Behavior and the Dynamics of Inequality"
  • A conference in honor of Richard blundell was held on Thursday and Friday, May 18 - 19, 2017 at the James L. Allen Center. Read more about Professor Blundell's lecture and conference here

2016 Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics, János Kollár, Presented His First Lecture

  • János Kollár, winner of the 2016 Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics, attended the 2016 Nemmers dinner on Monday, May 15, 2017 where he received his award and presented brief remarks about his research and career
  • Professor Kollár presented his first lecture on Friday, May 12, 2017 on the topic of "Celestial Surfaces"
  • Professor Kollár will be in residence May 6th - 31. During his residency, Professor Kollár will be giving a series of lectures and presentations

Nemmers Prize Winner, Steve Reich, Completed His First of Two Residencies

  • Steve Reich, winner of the Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition, attended music rehearsals and discussions with Bienen School of Music students and faculty
  • A performance of Steve Reich's work occured on February 9, 2017 in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
  • Read more in Northwestern Now

Northwestern Announces $200,000 Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences

  • The prestigious prize recognizes individuals whose work is of lasting significance
  • New prize is the fifth Nemmers Prize established by Northwestern University
  • Read more in the University press release