Year of Award: 1995
Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 101, 1994, pp. 609-628
Summary: Special cases of problems associated with Tarski, Gelfand, and Poncelet respectively. The same kind of technique (the study of invariant measures) can be used to answer all three.
About the Author: (from the Notices of the AMS, Nov. 1995) Jonathan L. King received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1984. He is now an associate professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 1992 he spent a productive six months at MSRI, where he finally completed the “Three Problems” article, which was first conceived in 1984.