The biennial Nemmers Prizes were established in 1994 to recognize work of lasting significance in the disciplines of economics and mathematics. The music prize was added in 2004.
News and Announcements
10th anniversary of the Nemmers Prizes in economics and mathematics
Prizes in economics and mathematics were awarded in 2012 marking the 10th anniversary of these biennial awards. The Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics and the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics were established in 1994 to honor the brother and father, respectively, of Erwin Esser Nemmers. The University is indebted to the Nemmers family for their commitment to celebrating lasting scholarship in such a wide variety of disciplines.
Upcoming nomination deadlines
For the 2014 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics and the 2014 Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics, the nomination deadline is December 1, 2013.
Nemmers to Nobel
The Nemmers family envisioned that the Prizes would carry the prestige of the Nobel Prizes. Indeed, five of ten recipients of the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics have since received a Nobel prize.
- Edward C. Prescott, Nemmers Prize recipient 2002; Nobel Laureate 2004
- Daniel McFadden, Nemmers Prize recipient 2000; Nobel Laureate 2000
- Robert Aumann, Nemmers Prize recipient 1998; Nobel Laureate 2005
- Thomas Sargent, Nemmers Prize recipient 1996; Nobel Laureate 2011
- Peter Diamond, Nemmers Prize recipient 1994; Nobel Laureate 2010