The Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merits in the Mathematical Sciences
is awarded by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
to distinguished scientists who have considerably contributed to the
development of the whole field, and who have fruitfully collaborated
with researchers in the Czech Republic.
Some previous recipients have been Sergei L. Sobolev 1981,
Gene Golub 1994, Juris Hartmanis 1995, Ivo Babuska 1996,
Lotfi A. Zadeh 1997, Laslo Lovasz 1998, and Dana Scott 2001.
Among the comments in the August 2004 presentation to Chris Paige were the following:
``During many years of his professional career at McGill University
in Montreal, Canada, Professor Paige invented several key computational
methods and algorithms, with applications in many areas of science and
engineering, including computational statistics. Equally important and
innovative are his analyses of behaviour of various methods.
His work on numerical stability of iterative methods is truly pioneering.
With no exaggeration, he has built up the foundations of the whole field.''