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This award was established by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) in 1988 to reward and encourage communicators who, on a sustained basis, bring mathematical ideas and information to nonmathematical audiences. Both mathematicians and non-mathematicians are eligible. Currently, the $1,000 award is made annually. JPBM is a collaborative effort of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, the American Statistical Association, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

**Nate Silver**

His books and website have helped the public better understand the world through sound and innovative use of statistics and extraordinarly lucid explanations of his work.

**Danica McKellar**

Her books, blog, and public appearances have encouraged countless middle and high school students, especially girls, to be more interested in mathematics.

**John Allen Paulos**

For books, columns, reviews, speeches, and editorials that have for more than twenty-ﬁve years brought mathematically informed ideas, information, opinion, and humor to a broad nonspecialist audience.

**Dana Mackenzie**

For producing a remarkably broad and deep body of writing for experts and nonexperts alike.

**Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton**

For their positive portrayal of the power and fun of mathematics through their hit TV series, *Numb3rs*.

**Marcus du Sautoy**

For complementing his love of mathematical discovery with a passion for communicating mathematics to a broad public.

**George Csicsery**

For communicating the beauty and fascination of mathematics and the passion of those who pursue it.

**Carl Bialik**

For increasing the public's understanding of mathematical concepts.

**Steven H. Strogatz**

For making a consistent effort to reach out to a wider audience.

**Roger Penrose**

For the discovery of Penrose tilings, which have captured the public’s imagination, and for an extraordinary series of books that brought the subject of consciousness to the public in mathematical terms.

**Barry Cipra**

For writing about mathematics of every kind—from the most abstract to the most applied—for nearly twenty years. His lucid explanations of complicated ideas at the frontiers of research have appeared in dozens of articles in newspapers, magazines, and books.

No award was presented for this year.

**Robert Osserman**

For being an erudite spokesman for mathematics, communicating its charm and excitement to thousands of people from all walks of life.

**Helaman and Claire Ferguson**

For dazzling the mathematical community and a far wider public with exquisite sculptures embodying mathematical ideas, along with artful and accessible essays and lectures elucidating the mathematical concepts.

**Keith J. Devlin**

For his many contributions to public understanding of mathematics through great numbers of radio and television appearances; public talks; books; and articles in magazines, newsletters, newspapers, journals, and online.

**Sylvia Nasar**

For *A Beautiful Mind*, her biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr.

**Ian Stewart**

For communicating the excitement of science and mathematics to millions of people around the world for more than twenty years. Also a "Special Communications Award" to **John Lynch** and **Simon Singh** for their exceptional contributions to public understanding of mathematics through their documentary on Andrew Wiles and the Fermat Conjecture, entitled *Fermat's Last Theorem* (shown on NOVA as *The Proof*).

**Constance Reid**

For writing about mathematics with grace, knowledge, skill, and clarity.

**Philip J. Davis**

For being a prolific communicator of mathematics to the general public.

**Gina Kolata**

For consistently giving outstanding coverage to many of the most exciting breakthroughs in mathematics and computer science over the past twenty years.

**Martin Gardner**

For authoring numerous books and articles about mathematics, including his long-running *Scientific American *column, "Mathematical Games," and his books, *Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science *and *Mathematical Carnival*.

**Joel Schneider**

For "Square One TV."

**Ivars Peterson**

For exceptional skill in communicating mathematics to the general public over the last decade.

**Hugh Whitemore**

For contributions to communicating mathematics to the public in his play, *Breaking the Code*, which chronicles the brilliant but troubled life of the British mathematician Alan Turing.

**James Gleick**

For sustained and outstanding contributions in communicating mathematics to the general public.