Joan S Birman established this prize in 1990 in honour of her sister Ruth Lyttle Satter. It was aimed at recognising research achievement and also to encourage women working in mathematics.

**1991** Dusa McDuff

... for her outstanding work during the past five years on symplectic geometry.

... for her leading role in the investigation of the statistical(or ergodic)properties of dynamical systems.

... for her deep contributions to the study of partial differential equations on Riemannian manifolds and in particular for her work on extremal problems in spectral geometry and the compactness of isospectral metrics within a fixed conformal class on a compact3-manifold.

... for her deep and beautiful analysis of wavelets and their applications.

... for her number theoretical research on p-adic L-functions and Iwasawa theory.

... for her outstanding work in commutative algebra.

... for her work on a long-standing problem in the water wave equation.

... for her outstanding work in3-dimensional topology.

... for her pioneering work on non-perturbative quasiperiodic localization, in particular for results in her papers(1)"Metal-insulator transition for the almost Mathieu operator", and(2)with J Bourgain "Absolutely continuous spectrum for1D quasiperiodic operators".

... for her deep contributions to algebraic geometry, and in particular for her recent solutions to two long-standing open problems: the Kodaira problem("On the homotopy types of compact Kähler and complex projective manifolds")and Green's Conjecture("Green's canonical syzygy conjecture for generic curves of odd genus"; and "Green's generic syzygy conjecture for curves of even genus lying on a K3surface".

... for her fundamental work on the hydrodynamic limits of the Boltzmann equation in the kinetic theory of gases.

... for her remarkable contributions to the field of ergodic theory of partially hyperbolic dynamical systems.

... for her deep contributions to the theory of moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces.

... for her fundamental contributions to the fields of dynamics on homogeneous spaces, discrete subgroups of Lie groups, and applications to number theory.

... for her fundamental contributions to complex dynamics, potential theory, and the emerging field of arithmetic dynamics.

... for her groundbreaking work in discrete geometry and her spectacular solution to the sphere-packing problem in dimension eight.

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