This year again, Springer authors were widely represented at the prizes and awards ceremony during the 2010 Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, held in San Francisco in January. 18 prizes and awards were awarded and 13 outstanding Springer authors and editors were honored.
Willam Fulton of the University of Michigan received the
2010 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement. The Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics. Fulton is the author of
Intersection Theory and several other books, for instance in the
Lecture Notes in Mathematics and
Graduate Texts in Mathematics series.
Intersection TheoryLecture Notes in MathematicsGraduate Texts in MathematicsRobert Griess of the University of Michigan was awarded the
2010 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution to Research, one of the highest honors a mathematician can receive. Griess is the author of
Twelve Sporadic Groups, in the series Springer
Monographs in Mathematics.
Twelve Sporadic GroupsSpringer Monographs in MathematicsDavid Eisenbud of the University of California, Berkley received the
2010 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition in recognition of his book
Commutative Algebra. With a View Toward Algebraic Geometry, from the series
Graduate Texts in Mathematics. Eisenbud is a series editor of
Algorithms and Computation in Mathematics.
Commutative AlgebraGraduate Texts in MathematicsAlgorithms and Computation in MathematicsBrian J. McCartin of Kettering University received the
2010 MAA Chauvenet Prize. Winners of this prize are among the most distinguished of mathematical expositors. McCartin received this honor for his article
e: The Master of All published in the Springer journal
The Mathematical Intelligencer.
The Mathematical IntelligencerBryna Kra of Northwestern University was awarded the
2010 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize. The Conant Prize recognizes the best expository paper published in
Notices of the AMS or the
Bulletin of the AMS. Kra is the author of the article
Uniformity seminorms on ℓ∞ and applications, published in the
Journal d'Analyse Mathématique.
Notices of the AMSJournal d'Analyse MathématiqueCarlos Castillo-Chavez of Arizona State University was presented the
2010 AMS Award for Distinguished Public Service, which honors research mathematicians who have made a distinguished contribution to the mathematics profession. Castillo-Chavez is the author of the books
Mathematical Approaches for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: Models, Methods, and Theory and
Mathematical Models in Population Biology and Epidemiology and wrote articles for the
Journal of Mathematical Biology.
Mathematical Approaches for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: Models, Methods, and TheoryMathematical Models in Population Biology and EpidemiologyJournal of Mathematical BiologyMarcus du Sautoy of the University of Oxford was presented the
2010 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award for bringing mathematical ideas and information to non-mathematical audiences. He co-authored the titles
Zeta Functions of Groups and Rings (Lecture Notes in Mathematics 1925),
New Horizons in pro-p Groups (Progress in Mathematics 184) and the article
Motivic zeta functions of infinite-dimensional Lie algebras, published in
Selecta mathematica.
New Horizons in pro-p GroupsDavid L. Donoho of Stanford University received the
2010 AMS-SIAM Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics. The prize is awarded for an outstanding contribution to “applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense.” Donoho has published articles in various Springer journals over the years, and in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
Discrete and Computational GeometryIleana Streinu of Smith College was awarded the
2010 AMS Robbins Prize in recognition of her paper “Pseudo-triangulations, Rigidity and Motion Planning.” Streinu has published a large number of articles in Springer journals, especially in
Discrete and Computational Geometry but also in
Graphs and Combinatorics.
Discrete and Computational GeometryGraphs and CombinatoricsSorin Popa of the University of California, Los Angeles was awarded the
2010 AMS Moore Research Article Prize. The prize honors an outstanding research article published in one of the AMS research journals. Popa published some of his articles in the Journal
Inventiones Mathematicae and in
Acta Mathematica.
Inventiones MathematicaeActa MathematicaKenneth A. Ross of the University of Utah was presented the
2010 Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics. This prize is the most prestigious award for service offered by the Mathematical Association of America. Ross is the author of the Springer books
Elementary Analysis, The Theory of Calculus and
Abstract Harmonic Analysis, Volumes 1 and 2.
Elementary AnalysisAbstract Harmonic Analysis, Volume 2Paul Seidel of MIT received the
2010 AMS Veblen Prize in Geometry for his fundamental contribution to symplectic geometry and his development of advanced algebraic methods for the computation of symplectic invariants. Seidel is Editor in Chief of the journal
Selecta Mathematica, co-author of the book
Symplectic 4-Manifolds and Algebraic Surfaces (C.I.M.E. Summer School, Cetraro, Italy, LNM 1938) and wrote the papers
Suspending Lefschetz Fibrations, with an Application to Local Mirror Symmetry and Exact Lagrangian submanifolds in simply-connected cotangent bundles that appeared in the journals
Communications in Mathematical Physics and
Inventiones Mathematicae respectively.
Selecta MathematicaSymplectic 4-Manifolds and Algebraic SurfacesCommunications in Mathematical PhysicsInventiones MathematicaeScott Duke Kominers, a student of Harvard University, was awarded the
2010 AMS-MAA-SIAM Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student. Kominers wrote the chapter
Dynamic Position Auctions with Consumer Search for the book
Algorithmic Aspects in Information and Management, a title from the series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
Algorithmic Aspects in Information and ManagementLecture Notes in Computer Science