21 May 2024

2024 Demailly Prize awarded to zbMATH Open

Richard Elwes

We are delighted and proud that the inaugural Jean-Pierre Demailly Prize for Open Science in Mathematics has been awarded to zbMATH Open (link).


The Demailly Prize is a biennial award to a project that contributes to open science in mathematics, whether in scientific publishing, collaboration between mathematicians, or free software in mathematics. The prize aims to highlight the importance of these issues, and emphasizes contributions for the benefit of the scientific community as a whole.

It is awarded by the Société Mathématique de France, the SMAI (Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles), and the SFdS (Société Française de Statistiques), in association with the Epijournal de Géométrie Algébrique.

zbMATH Open (link) is the is the world's most comprehensive and longest-running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. It is edited by the EMS, the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and FIZ Karlsruhe.

The jury noted the scope of zbMATH Open, "which encompasses a wide range of interests within the mathematical community, including publications, software, and other resources. This broad scope ensures that the project is accessible and beneficial to all mathematicians, regardless of their geographical location or specific field of interest." For more details and the full citration click through (link).