Bertrand Russell Prize of the AMS

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The Bertrand Russell Prize honors research or service contributions of mathematicians or related professionals to promoting good in the world and recognizes the various ways that mathematics furthers human values.

About this Prize

The Bertrand Russell Prize of the AMS was established in 2016 by Thomas Hales. The prize looks beyond the confines of the profession to research or service contributions of mathematicians or related professionals to promoting good in the world. It recognizes the various ways that mathematics furthers fundamental human values. Mathematical contributions that further world health, our understanding of climate change, digital privacy, or education in developing countries, are some examples of the type of work that might be considered for the prize.

The current prize amount is $5000, awarded every three years.

Most Recent Prize: 2018

2018 - The inaugural Bertrand Russell Prize of the AMS was awarded to Christiane Rousseau, Université de Montréal, in recognition of her many contributions furthering human values and the common good through mathematics.

Prize announcement as seen in Notices of the AMS and in the news release.

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Next Prize:  January 2021

Nomination Period:  1 March - 30 June, 2020

Nomination Procedure:  Include a short description of the work that is the basis of the nomination, including complete bibliographic citations. A curriculum vitae should be included.

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