American Mathematical Society awards 2006 prizes

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) will present several major prizes on Friday, January 13, 2006, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, Texas. These prizes, some of which are presented jointly with other mathematics organizations, are among the highest distinctions given in the field of mathematics.

What follows is a summary of the prizes to be given.

  • AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement: FREDERICK GEHRING (University of Michigan)

  • AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement: DENNIS P. SULLIVAN (City University of New York and Stony Brook University)

    Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement is given for the cumulative influence of the total mathematical work of the recipient, high level of research over a period of time, particular influence on the development of a field, and influence on mathematics through Ph.D. students.

  • AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition: LARS HORMANDER (Lund University, Sweden)

    Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize Mathematical Exposition is given for a book or substantial survey or expository-research paper.

  • AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution to Research: CLIFFORD S. GARDNER (University of Texas at Austin) JOHN M. GREENE (General Atomics) MARTIN D. KRUSKAL (Rutgers University) and ROBERT M. MIURA (New Jersey Institute of Technology):

    Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution to Research is given for a paper, whether recent or not, that has proved to be of fundamental or lasting importance in its field, or a model of important research.

  • AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics: CATHLEEN S. MORAWETZ, New York University

    Presented every three years jointly by the AMS and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Birkhoff Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense.

  • AMS Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra: JANOS KOLLAR, Princeton University

    Presented every three years, the Cole Prize in Algebra is one of the highest distinctions for outstanding contributions to the field of abstract algebra.

  • AMS Levi L. Conant Prize: RONALD M. SOLOMON, Ohio State University

    Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Conant Prize recognizes an outstanding expository paper published in either the NOTICES OF THE AMS or the BULLETIN OF THE AMS in the preceding five years.

  • AMS Award for Distinguished Public Service: ROGER HOWE, Yale University

    Presented every two years, the Award for Distinguished Public Service recognizes a research mathematician who has made a distinguished contribution to the mathematics profession.

  • AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize: JACOB FOX, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    The Morgan Prize is presented annually by the AMS, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics to recognize outstanding research in mathematics by an undergraduate student.

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For the full prize citations and further information, contact: Allyn Jackson, American Mathematical Society, axj@ams.org

(Alternative contact: Annette Emerson, American Mathematical Society, paoffice@ams.org)

Find out more about AMS prizes at http://www.ams.org/prizes-awards.

Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, the more than 30,000-member American Mathematical Society fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life.

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