UKAN+ Mathematical Acoustics Paper Prize

We are delighted to be hosting the first UKAN+ Mathematical Acoustics Paper Prize this year. A prize of £250 in Amazon vouchers and a certificate is offered by the UKAN+ Mathematical Analysis in Acoustics SIG for the best research paper in the broad area of Mathematical Acoustics written predominantly by a candidate who has not yet secured a permanent academic position. Mathematical Acoustics is to be interpreted in its broadest sense, and includes (but is not limited to) asymptotic analysis, applied analysis, numerical analysis, and mathematical modelling for acoustics problems.


The prize is open to anyone affiliated to a UK institution but not in a permanent academic position on the 1st August 2023. Current PhD students are encouraged to enter, and consideration for career stage will be given.

To be considered for the prize, candidates must be able to submit a piece of original work (research paper) in the area of Mathematical Acoustics, on which they are a named author. A joint paper may be submitted by a candidate, if the candidate has made major contributions to it. In that case a letter signed by the co-authors giving permission for submission and explaining the contribution of the candidate to the paper is required. There is no requirement that the paper has already been published, submitted for publication, or uploaded to a preprint server.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at a workshop at University College London (UCL) on 18-19 September 2023. Only papers presented at the meeting will be eligible for prizes.


Candidates should email one piece of original work (research paper) in pdf format to by 12 noon on 1st of August 2023. In their email, candidates should confirm that, if shortlisted, they would be available to present their work in person at UCL on 18-19 September.


Any questions concerning the prize should be sent by email to