3-Dec-2013

Contact: Mike Breen/Annette Emerson

paoffice@ams.org

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American Mathematical Society

Providence, RI---On Thursday, January 16, 2014, the American Mathematical Society will award several major prizes at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore. Included are two prizes given jointly with two other mathematics organizations, the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), as well as one award given by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM).

**AMS Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement: **PHILLIP A. GRIFFITHS,
Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, for his contributions to
our fundamental knowledge in mathematics, particularly algebraic
geometry, differential geometry, and differential equations.

**AMS Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition: **DMITRI BURAGO,
Pennsylvania State University; and YURI BURAGO and SERGEI IVANOV,
St. Petersburg Department of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics of
the Russian Academy of Sciences, for their book *A Course in Metric
Geometry* (American Mathematical Society, 2001), in recognition of
excellence in exposition and promotion of fruitful ideas in geometry.

**AMS Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution to Research: **LUIS
CAFFARELLI, University of Texas, Austin; and ROBERT KOHN and LOUIS
NIRENBERG, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York
University, for their paper "Partial Regularity for Suitable Weak
Solutions of the Navier-Stokes Equation" (*Communications in Pure
and Applied Mathematics*, 1982), which was and remains a landmark
in the understanding of the behavior of solutions to the Navier-Stokes
equations and has been a source of inspiration for a generation of
mathematicians.

**AMS Bôcher Prize: **SIMON BRENDLE, Stanford University, for his
outstanding solutions of long-standing problems in geometric analysis,
including the solution with R. Schoen of the differentiable sphere
theorem (*Journal of the AMS*, 2009) and the solution of the
Lawson conjecture (to appear, *Acta Mathematica* 2013), as well
as his deep contributions to the study of the Yamabe equation.

**AMS Cole Prize in Number Theory: **DANIEL GOLDSTON, San Jose State
University; JÁNOS PINTZ, Alfréd Rényi Institute
of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; and CEM
Y. YILDIRIM, Bogazici University, for their work on "small gaps"
between prime numbers; and YITANG ZHANG, University of New Hampshire,
for his work on bounded gaps between primes.

**AMS Levi L. Conant Prize: **ALEXANDER KONTOROVICH, Yale University, for
his article "From Apollonius to Zaremba: Local-global phenomena in
thin orbits", (*Bulletin of the AMS*, 2013).

**AMS Doob Prize: **CÉDRIC VILLANI, Institut Henri Poincaré
and Université de Lyon, for his book *Optimal Transport: Old
and New* (Springer-Verlag, 2009).

**AMS Eisenbud Prize: **GREGORY W. MOORE, Rutgers University, for his
group of works on the structure of four-dimensional supersymmetric
theories with extended supersymmetry.

**AMS Award for Distinguished Public Service: **PHILIP KUTZKO, University
of Iowa, for his career-long devotion to increasing opportunities for
women and the under-represented to excel in the study of advanced
mathematics, to do original research in mathematics, and to pursue
successful careers in math-intensive professions.

**AMS-MAA-SIAM Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by
an Undergraduate Student: **ERIC LARSON, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, for his truly exceptional record of research, which
includes eight published papers.

**JPBM Communications Award: **DANICA MCKELLAR, actress and author, whose
books, blog, and public appearances have encouraged countless middle
and high school students, especially girls, to be more interested in
mathematics.

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The full citation for this prize and additional information are available upon request to paoffice@ams.org. Find out more about AMS prizes and awards at http://ams.org/prizes-awards/prizes.

Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, today the more than 30,000 member American Mathematical Society fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life.

**Contacts:** Mike Breen and Annette Emerson
Public Awareness Officers, American Mathematical Society
**Email:** paoffice@ams.org

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