Open Mind Prize
    My mind is open - Paul Erdős
The Open Mind Prize: the rules
  1. The Prize is awarded for a result or a series of results in broadly understood combinatorics.
  2. The Prize can be awarded to a young researcher who:
    • is either a Polish citizen or completed her/his Ph.D. in Poland;
    • either has not got her/his Ph.D. yet or completed it not earlier than three years before the year when the Prize is awarded (therefore in 2016 edition the earliest admissible year of completion the Ph.D is 2013);
    • has not been awarded the Prize.
  3. The nomination for the prize should be sent to
    before June 30 in the year when the Prize is awarded (in 2016: before July 31). The submission should include a short description of the results which are presented for the Prize.
  4. The Program Committee of the Polish Combinatorial Conference chooses the Prize Committee (which, typically consists of all Polish professors working in the field) which, in general voting, selects at most three nominees. They are invited to give special lectures at the Polish Combinatorial Conference. The Program Committee asks one of the invited speakers of the Polish Combinatorial Conference to select the winner and announce her/him during the conference.
program committee of 7PCC, 2018

  • Krzysztof Diks, University of Warsaw
  • Jarosław Grytczuk, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Paweł M. Idziak, Jagiellonian University
  • Jerzy Jaworski, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Michał Karoński, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Zbigniew Lonc, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Tomasz Łuczak, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Andrzej Ruciński, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Mariusz Woźniak, AGH University of Science and Technology

the Prize Secretary