The Foundation

In memory of the Catalan mathematician Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer (1912-1967), his cousins Maria and Maria dels Àngels Carbona i Balaguer created the Foundation Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer in 1983. This Foundation was integrated into the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in 1991.


The purpose of the Foundation is to stimulate mathematical research, granting a prize and grants for studies or research in the area of the mathematical sciences.

The Board of Trustees

The President at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Joandomènec Ros

The President of the Secció de Ciències i Tecnologia de l’IEC, Joan Antoni Solans

The Secretary General de l’IEC, Romà Escalas

The President of the Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques, Xavier Jarque
The Director of the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Lluís Alsedà
Josep Amat (UPC, IEC)
Marta Casanellas (UPC)
Manuel Castellet (UAB, IEC)
Joan Girbau (UAB, IEC)
Pere Pascual (UPC)
Núria Vila (UB)

The Director

Manuel Castellet (UAB, IEC)

The Prize

The Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer Prize is awarded annually to a mathematical monograph of an expository nature, written in English, which presents the latest developments in an active area of research in Mathematics, in which advances have been produced recently. It amounts to 15.000 euros and the winning monograph is published by Birkhäuser in the series “Progress in Mathematics”.

The Grants

The Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer Grants are offered annually to advanced PhD students of the universities of the Catalan-speaking countries to visit a research centre for 1 to 3 months.

El Premi Matemàtiques i Societat

Ofert a un reportatge sobre qualsevol aspecte de les matemàtiques produït per un mitjà de comunicació dels Països Catalans.

The Sunyer Collection

The Sunyer Collection is deposited in the Science History Section of the Sciences and Engineering Library of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and consists of

• Bibliographical collection
• Epistolary inventory
• Offprints of research works

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