Bertrand Russell Prize of the AMS

Ruth Lyttle SatterThe 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.

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

Next Prize
January 2018

Nomination Period
1 March – 30 June, 2017
 
Nomination Procedure
Nominations with supporting information should be submitted through this online form: ams.org/profession/prizes-awards/nominations.

Most Recent Prize: 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.

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.

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