Award: George Pólya
Year of Award: 2000
Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 30, (1999), pp. 2-12
Summary: Plane geometry expert Leon Bankoff's discoveries about the asymmetric propeller theorem.
About the Author: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 30, (1999))
For more than twenty-five years Martin Gardner wrote the Mathematical Games column in Scientific American. The last columns are collected in fifteen books, the latest titled Last Recreations. He has also written some sixty other books about science, mathematics, philosophy, and literature. His most recent book is The Night is Large, a collection of essays.