Skip to content

The Trevor Evans Award, established by the Board of Governors in 1992 and first awarded in 1996, is presented to an author or authors of an exceptional article that is accessible to undergraduates and published during the preceding year in Math Horizons. The Award is named for Trevor Evans, a distinguished mathematician, teacher and writer at Emory University. The award is $1,000.

Approved by the Board by mail ballot, fall, 1992

Amended at JMM, San Diego, January 8, 2013

Past Recipients


Lara Pudwell
The Hidden and Surprising Structure of Ordered Lists, Math Horizons, 29:3 (February 2022) 5–7.


Seth Colbert-Pollack, Judy Holdener, Emily Rachfal, and Yanqi Xu
A DIY Project: Construct Your Own Multiply Perfect Number! Math Horizons, 28:3 (February 2021) 20–23.


Cornelia A. Van Cott
The Integer Hokey Pokey,
Math Horizons, 28:2, 24-27.
DOI: 10.1080/10724117.2020.1809284


Sanaz Aliari Kardehdeh, Bruce Golden, and Eric Oden
Experimental Graph Theory
Math Horizons, 27:2, 10-13.


Stan Wagon
Resolving the Fuel Economy Singularity
Math Horizons, 26:1, 5-9.


James Propp
The Paintball Party
Math Horizons, Volume 25, Number 2, November 2017, Pages 18-21.


Cornelia A. Van Cott
A Pi Day of the Century Every Year
Math Horizons, Vol. 23, no. 3, February 2016, pp. 24-27


Joshua Bowman
The Way the Billiard Ball Bounces
Math Horizons, February 2015


Heidi Hulsizer
A ‘Mod’ern Mathematical Adventure in Call of Duty Black Ops
Math Horizons, February 2014, pp. 12-15.


Jordan Ellenberg
The Beauty of Bounded Gaps: A huge discovery about prime numbers and what it means for the future of mathematics
Math Horizons, September 2013, pp. 5-7.


Margaret Symington
Euclid Makes the Cut
Math Horizons, February 2012, pp. 6-9


Nathan Carter and Dan Kalman
Harvey Plotter and the Circle of Irrationality
Math Horizons, November 2011, pp.10-13


Lawrence Brenton
The Adventures of π-Man: Measuring the Universe
Math Horizons, April 2010, pp.12-15


Pamela Pierce, John Ramsay, Hannah Roberts, Nancy Tinoza, Jeffrey Willert, and Wenyuan Wu
The Circle-Square Problem Decomposed
Math Horizons, November 2009, pp. 19-21,31


Richard A. Guyer
Radiology Paging a Good Mathematician: Why Math Can Contribute More to Medicine Than You Might Think
Math Horizons, April 2008, pp. 5-9

Randy K. Schwartz
The Birth of the Meter
Math Horizons, September 2008, pp. 14-17, 31


William Dunham
Euler’s Amicable Numbers
Math Horizons, November 2007, pp. 5–7

Robert K. Moniot
The Taxman Game
Math Horizons, vol. 14, February 2007, pp. 18-20


Adrian Rice and Eve Torrence
Lewis Carroll’s Condensation Method for Evaluating Determinants
Math Horizons, November 2006, pp. 12-15

Robert Bosch
Opt Art
Math Horizons, February 2006, pp. 6-9


Ronald Barnes and Linda Becerra
The Evolution of Mathematical Certainty
Math Horizons, September 2005, pp. 13-17

Stuart Boersma
A Mathematician’s Look at Foucault’s Pendulum
Math Horizons, February 2005, pp. 19-21, 32


Robert L. Devaney
Chaos Rules!
Math Horizons, November 2004, pp. 11-14


Douglas Dunham
A Tale Both Shocking and Hyperbolic
Math Horizons, April 2003, pp. 22-26

Hugh McCague
A Mathematical Look at a Medieval Cathedral
Math Horizons, April 2003, pp. 11-15, 31


Laura Taalman and Eugenie Hunsicker
Simplicity is not Simple
Math Horizons, September 2002, pp. 5-9

Philip D. Straffin, Jr.
The Instability of Democratic Decisions
Math Horizons, April 2002, pp. 12-14, 28


James Tanton
A Dozen Questions about the Powers of Two
Math Horizons, September 2001, pp 5-10

Frank A. Farris
The Edge of the Universe
Math Horizons, September 2001, pp. 16-23


Ira Rosenholtz
One Point Determines a Line – A Geometric Axiom of Choice
Math Horizons, November 2000, pp. 20-24

James Tanton
A Dozen Areal Maneuvers
Math Horizons, September 2000, pp. 26-30, 34


Stan Wagon
The Ultimate Flat Tire
Math Horizons, February 1999, pp.14-17

Peter Schumer
The Magician of Budapest
Math Horizons, April 1999, pp. 5-9


Ravi Vakil
The Youngest Tenured Professor in Harvard History
Math Horizons, September 1998, pp. 8-12


Tom M. Apostol
What Is the Most Surprising Result in Mathematics?
Math Horizons, February 1997, pp. 26-31

Martin Gardner
The Square Root of Two = 1.41421 35623 73095 …
Math Horizons, April 1997, pp. 5-8


William Dunham
1996–A Triple Anniversary
Math Horizons, September 1996, pp. 8-13

Dan Kalman
A Perfectly Odd Encounter in a Reno Cafe
Math Horizons, April 1996, pp. 5-7


Joel Chan
As Easy as Pi
Math Horizons, Winter 1993, pp. 18-19

Underwood Dudley
Why History?
Math Horizons, November 1994, pp. 10-11

Joseph Gallian
Weird Dice
Math Horizons, February 1995, pp. 30-31

Alan Tucker
The Parallel Climbers Puzzle
Math Horizons, November 1995, pp. 22-24