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The Euler Book Prize: Nominations Sought

The Euler Book Prize: Nominations Sought

The Committee on the Euler Book Prize solicits nominations from MAA members for books to be considered by the Committee for the first such prize, to be awarded in 2007, the tercentenary of the birth of Leonhard Euler. The new annual prize for expository writing in mathematics, approved by the Board of Governors in November, 2005, can be awarded to the author or authors of “mathematical monographs at the undergraduate level, histories, biographies, works of mathematical fiction, and anthologies.” Textbooks are not normally eligible and may be considered only if they are “innovative, distinctive, well written, and very likely to have a long-standing impact on mathematics.” Books nominated must have been published no more than five years prior to the year of the award.

Each nomination for the Euler Book Prize should include a short statement by the nominator as to why the book deserves the prize. A nomination may also include appropriate published reviews of the book. A nominator may be asked to supply a copy of the book being nominated if it is not readily available to the Committee, and such books will be returned to the nominators when the Committee has completed its selection.

Nominations should be sent by March 31, 2006 to:

G. L. Alexanderson
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0290

News Date: 
Monday, January 9, 2006