Prizes Awarded at the Joint Mathematics Convention, Jan. 5, 2012

My most recent article at Decoded Science is “A Taste of the 2012 Joint Mathematics Awards and Prizes“.

News Flash: Prizes Awarded for Researching and Explaining Mathematics

"Professor of Statistics and Mathematics Persi Diaconis", picture by Persi Diaconis
“Professor of Statistics and Mathematics Persi Diaconis”, picture by Persi Diaconis

Although it was not a surprise to me that outstanding mathematicians receive awards for their work, it was news to me that there is similar recognition for teaching and explaining mathematics.

My article highlights only three of the honourees. It was also a privilege to interview a staff member of the AMS (American Mathematical Society) for further insight into the importance of these awards.

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