The Euler Book Prize recognizes the author of an outstanding book about mathematics that has had a positive impact on the public’s view of the field. This prize honors Leonhard Euler, an 18th-century mathematician, as well as Virginia and Paul Halmos for their generosity in establishing the award.
The book presents mathematics as a discipline with the power to transform lives and speak to the very core of what it means to be human. Like Christopher Jackson, whose journey was transformed by the power of mathematics from behind prison walls, this book will transform the reader's understanding of the power of mathematics. “I am grateful to the MAA for this award and to Yale University Press for publishing a non-traditional book about math,” said Francis Su. “I am overjoyed to be sharing this award with Chris, whose story should inspire us all.” Christopher Jackson is also “honored to be recognized by the MAA for my friend Francis’ ideas and my contribution.”
Named for the late Edwin Becken, a ladder in publications at the MAA and a professor of mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles, the Beckenbach Book Prize recognizes the author of a distinguished and innovative book published by the MAA.
The book is a fun and creative how-to guide to creating stunning computer graphics using freeware. Readers learn the mathematics behind the computational aspects of space, shape, transformation, color, rendering, animation, and modeling. “It’s wonderful that there is an organization like the MAA that rewards investment in mathematics education at the university level,” said Nathan Carter. “I love contributing to that space and it’s humbling to be recognized for doing so.”
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