American Mathematical Society

News Release

RICHARD P. STANLEY WINS

AMS STEELE PRIZE

Michael
Breen, or Annette Emerson, AMS Public Awareness Officers Email: pa-office@ams.org Telephone: 401-455-4000 Fax: 401-331-3842 January 11, 2001 PROVIDENCE, RIóRichard P. Stanley, a mathematician at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has won the 2001 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition. Presented by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics. The prize will be awarded today at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans. Professor Stanley is being honored for his two-volume work
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