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Karp Prize

The Karp Prize, established in 1973 in memory of Professor Carol Karp, is awarded for an outstanding paper or book in the field of symbolic logic. This award is made by the Association on recommendation of the ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards. This prize is given every five years for a "connected body of research, most of which has been completed in the time since the previous prize was awarded." The Prize is awarded every five years and consists of a cash award.

Karp Prize Recipients


Sacks Prize

The Sacks Prize is awarded annually for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in mathematical logic; it was established to honor Professor Gerald Sacks of MIT and Harvard for his unique contribution to mathematical logic, particularly as adviser to a large number of excellent Ph.D. students. The Prize became an ASL Prize in 1999; the Fund on which the Prize is based is now administered by the ASL and the selection of the recipient is made by the ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards. The Sacks Prize consists of a cash award plus five years free membership in the ASL.

This is an international prize, with no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or the university where the doctorate is granted.

The deadline for receipt of nominations usually is September 30 each year. For more information, see the Nominations and other information page.

Sacks Prize Recipients


Shoenfield Prize

The Shoenfield Prize is awarded for outstanding expository writing in the field of logic. It has been established by the ASL to honor the late Joseph R. Shoenfield for his many outstanding contributions to logic and to the Association. Generations of logicians have especially valued Shoenfield's expository gifts, and his writings provide models of lucidity and elegance. This award is made by the Association on recommendation of the ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards.

There will be a Shoenfield Prize for a book and another for an expository article, each to be awarded simultaneously every three years. The Prizes consist of a cash award. Any new book published during the nine years prior to the award year is eligible; any article published during the six years prior to the award year is eligible. The deadline for nominations is November 1 of the year of the award.

Shoenfield Prize Recipients

Gödel Lecturers

The Gödel Lecture is an invited address delivered each year at the ASL Annual Meeting. The ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards is charged with selecting the Gödel Lecturer based on outstanding contributions to logic through research and scholarship.

Gödel Lecturers



To contribute to the Karp Prize Fund, the Sacks Prize Fund, or the Shoenfield Prize Fund, please send your contributions to the ASL office (ASL, Box 742, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604 USA); all such contributions are tax-deductible within the USA.


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