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I. Martin Isaacs Prize Selection Committee

General Description

Principal Activities

The committee selects a recipient of the I. Martin Isaacs Prize for Excellence in Mathematical Writing. The committee will communicate its selection to the Secretary for approval by the Executive Committee of the Council. The I. Martin Isaacs Prize is awarded for excellence in writing of a research article published in a primary journal of the AMS in the past 2 years. Professor Isaacs is the author of several graduate-level textbooks and of about 200 research papers on finite groups and their characters, with special emphasis on groups - such as solvable groups - that have an abundance of normal subgroups. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and received teaching awards from the University of Wisconsin and from the School of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. He is especially proud of his 29 successful PhD students.

Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
(as adopted by the April 2019 Council)

The American Mathematical Society is committed to promoting and facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the mathematical sciences. For its own long-term prosperity as well as that of the public at large, our discipline must connect with and appropriately incorporate all sectors of society. We reaffirm the pledge in the AMS Mission Statement to "advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals," and urge all members to conduct their professional activities with this goal in mind.

Miscellaneous Information

The work of the Committee can be done by email correspondence or virtual meeting.

Members should be familiar with the Guidelines on Conflict of Interest for AMS Prize Selection Committees(as adopted by the January 2007 AMS Council).

Note to the Chair

For the purpose of archiving the committee activities, the Secretary maintains a central file system for archiving committee records. Committee Chairs are asked to submit committee records on yearly basis. Chairs can submit material at their discretion, and some materials that they may wish to provide are meeting minutes, agenda, and emails. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be handled in a confidential manner..


Past Members

A list of current and past members is available here:

Past Winners

AMS Prize Webpage