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.

Thanks for your patience.


Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize

Albert Leon Whiteman

Photo courtesy of Mrs. Sally Whiteman.

The Whiteman Prize recognizes notable exposition and exceptional scholarship in the history of mathematics.

Prize Details:
The \$5,000 prize is awarded every three years.

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.

Most Recent Prize: 2018 – Karen Parshall was awarded the 2018 Whiteman Prize for her outstanding work in the history of mathematics, and in particular, for her work on the evolution of mathematics in the USA and on the history of algebra, as well as for her substantial contribution to the international life of her discipline through students, editorial work, and conferences.

About this Prize: This prize was established in 1998 using funds donated by Mrs. Sally Whiteman in memory of her husband, Albert Leon Whiteman.

See previous prizes

American Mathematical Society