JMM Prizes and Awards 2021

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The winners of the prizes and awards associated with the 2021 JMM have been announced.  You can find more information about them in the Prize Booklet.  Below is a list of the prizewinners, with links to their author profiles in MathSciNet.  Some of the winners don’t have author profiles in MathSciNet, such as the journalists Richard Campbell and Rosemary Pennington from Miami University who are receiving the JPBM Communications Award or Lynda Wiest, who has published over 175 books, articles, and chapters on topics in mathematics education, educational equity, and teacher education.  For some others, there is an author profile in MathSciNet, but it only represents a small fraction of their publications, such as Erica Klarreich, who is also receiving the JPBM Communications Award.  Her earliest publications, which are in MathSciNet, are on Kleinian group actions, but the main body of her work is in places like  Quanta Magazine, Nature, New Scientist, and The Atlantic.  If there was no author profile in MathSciNet, the link in the list below is to their webpage.

The prizes and awards represent various bands in the spectrum of the world of mathematics.  There are undergraduates being recognized for their research, as well as senior professors being recognized for lifetime achievement.  Several people are being recognized for broadening mathematics, through communication or diversity efforts.  Some are being recognized for excellence in teaching.  I congratulate the winners.  They represent the many ways that people make the mathematics community better.


Bertrand Russell Prize: Michel Waldschmidt
Frank Nelson Cole Prize for Algebra: Chenyang Xu
Levi L Conant Prize: Dan Margalit
Mary P Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research: Amanda L. Folsom
Ulf Grenander Prize in Stochastic Theory and Modeling: Michael I. Jordan
Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize: Judith Victor Grabiner
Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics: Kaisa Matomäki
Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition: Noga Alon and Joel Spencer
Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research: Murray Gerstenhaber
Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement: Spencer Bloch


Joan & Joseph Birman Research Prize in Topology and Geometry: Emily Riehl
Louise Hay Award for Contribution to Mathematics Education: Dr. Lynda R. Wiest
M. Gweneth Humphreys Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Women in Mathematics: Raegan Higgins


Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student: Ashwin Sah and Mehtaab Sawhney
Honorable Mention: Noah Kravitz


Communications Award: John BailerRichard CampbellRosemary Pennington and Erica Klarreich


George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics: Gunther Uhlmann


Beckenback Book Prize: Nathan Carter
Chauvenet Prize: Travis Kowalski
Euler Book Prize: Francis Su and Christopher Jackson
Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics: Dave KungDavid Austin and Elaine Kasimatis
Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Award for Distinguished Service for Mathematics: Deanna Haunsperger



About Edward Dunne

I am the Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews. Previously, I was an editor for the AMS Book Program for 17 years. Before working for the AMS, I had an academic career working at Rice University, Oxford University, and Oklahoma State University. In 1990-91, I worked for Springer-Verlag in Heidelberg. My Ph.D. is from Harvard. I received a world-class liberal arts education as an undergraduate at Santa Clara University.
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