This award is given each year to reward and encourage communicators who, on a sustained basis, bring mathematical ideas and information to non-mathematical audiences.
Up to two awards of US$2,000 are made annually. Both mathematicians and non-mathematicians are eligible.
March 15, 2018
Nominations should be submitted to:
Professor Carla D. Savage
Office of the AMS Secretary
Department of Computer Science
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206 USA
Email AMS Secretary Carla Savage
Please include biographical information and a short description of the work that is the basis of the nomination.
Most Recent Award: 2018
Vi Hart will receive the 2018 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award for entertaining, thought-provoking mathematics and music videos on YouTube that explain mathematical concepts through doodles. Matt Parker will also receive the 2018 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award for communicating the excitement of mathematics to a worldwide audience through YouTube videos, TV and radio appearances, book and newspaper writings, and stand-up comedy.
About the Award
This award was established by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) in 1988. JPBM is a collaborative effort of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the American Statistical Association.