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

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