#### Important information regarding the recent AMS power outage.

The transformer that provides electricity to the AMS building in Providence went down on Sunday, April 22. The restoration of our email, website, AMS Bookstore and other systems is almost complete. We are currently running on a generator but overnight a new transformer should be hooked up and (fingers crossed) we should be fine by 8:00 (EDT) Wednesday morning. This issue has affected selected phones, which should be repaired by the end of today. No email was lost, although the accumulated messages are only just now being delivered so you should expect some delay.

# Leroy P. Steele Prizes

Each year, The Steele Prize is awarded in the following categories:

1. The Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement is awarded 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. The amount of this prize is \$10,000. Nominations can be submitted between February 1 and March 31. Nominations for the Steele Prizes for Lifetime Achievement will remain active and receive consideration for three consecutive years. Next Prize: January 2019 2. The Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition is awarded for a book or substantial survey or expository research paper.The amount of this prize is \$5,000.

Nominations can be submitted between February 1 and March 31. Nominations for the Steele Prizes for Mathematical Exposition will remain active and receive consideration for three consecutive years.

Next Prize: January 2019

3. The Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research is awarded 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. The amount of this prize is \\$5,000.

Special Note: The Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research is awarded according to the following six-year rotation of subject areas:

1. Open (2019)
2. Analysis/Probability (2020)
3. Algebra/Number Theory (2021)
4. Applied Mathematics (2022)
5. Geometry/Topology (2023)
6. Discrete Mathematics/Logic (2024)

Nominations can be submitted between February 1 and March 31.

Next Prize: January 2019