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Trevor Evans Awards

The Trevor Evans Award, established by the Board of Governors in 1992 and first awarded in 1996, is presented to an author or authors of an exceptional article that is accessible to undergraduates and published during the preceding year in Math Horizons. The Award is named for Trevor Evans, a distinguished mathematician, teacher and writer at Emory University. The award is $1,000.

Approved by the Board by mail ballot, fall, 1992

Amended at JMM, San Diego, January 8, 2013

Recipient for 2014

Jordan Ellenberg
The Beauty of Bounded Gaps: A huge discovery about prime numbers and what it means for the future of mathematics
Math Horizons, September 2013, pp. 5-7.

Recipient for 2013

Margaret Symington
Euclid Makes the Cut
Math Horizons, February 2012, pp. 6-9

Recipients for 2012

Nathan Carter and Dan Kalman
Harvey Plotter and the Circle of Irrationality
Math Horizons, November 2011, pp.10-13

Recipient for 2011

Lawrence Brenton
The Adventures of π-Man: Measuring the Universe
Math Horizons, April 2010, pp.12-15

Recipients for 2010

Pamela Pierce, John Ramsay, Hannah Roberts, Nancy Tinoza, Jeffrey Willert, and Wenyuan Wu
The Circle-Square Problem Decomposed
Math Horizons, November 2009, pp. 19-21,31

Recipients for 2009

Richard A. Guyer
Radiology Paging a Good Mathematician: Why Math Can Contribute More to Medicine Than You Might Think
Math Horizons, April 2008, pp. 5-9

Randy K. Schwartz
The Birth of the Meter
Math Horizons, September 2008, pp. 14-17, 31

Recipients for 2008

William Dunham
Euler’s Amicable Numbers
Math Horizons, November 2007, pp. 5–7

Robert K. Moniot
The Taxman Game
Math Horizons, vol. 14, February 2007, pp. 18-20

Recipients for 2007

Adrian Rice and Eve Torrence
Lewis Carroll's Condensation Method for Evaluating Determinants
Math Horizons, November 2006, pp. 12-15

Robert Bosch
Opt Art
Math Horizons, February 2006, pp. 6-9

Recipients for 2006

Ronald Barnes and Linda Becerra
The Evolution of Mathematical Certainty
Math Horizons, September 2005, pp. 13-17

Stuart Boersma
A Mathematician's Look at Foucault's Pendulum
Math Horizons, February 2005, pp. 19-21, 32

Recipients for 2005

Robert L. Devaney
Chaos Rules!
Math Horizons, November 2004, pp. 11-14

Recipients for 2004

Douglas Dunham
A Tale Both Shocking and Hyperbolic
Math Horizons, April 2003, pp. 22-26

Hugh McCague
A Mathematical Look at a Medieval Cathedral
Math Horizons, April 2003, pp. 11-15, 31

Recipients for 2003

Laura Taalman and Eugenie Hunsicker
Simplicity is not Simple
Math Horizons, September 2002, pp. 5-9

Philip D. Straffin, Jr.
The Instability of Democratic Decisions
Math Horizons, April 2002, pp. 12-14, 28

Recipients for 2002

James Tanton
A Dozen Questions about the Powers of Two
Math Horizons, September 2001, pp 5-10

Frank A. Farris
The Edge of the Universe
Math Horizons, September 2001, pp. 16-23

Recipients for 2001

Ira Rosenholtz
One Point Determines a Line – A Geometric Axiom of Choice
Math Horizons, November 2000, pp. 20-24

James Tanton
A Dozen Areal Maneuvers
Math Horizons, September 2000, pp. 26-30, 34

Recipients for 2000

Stan Wagon
The Ultimate Flat Tire
Math Horizons, February 1999, pp.14-17

Peter Schumer
The Magician of Budapest
Math Horizons, April 1999, pp. 5-9

Recipients for 1999

Ravi Vakil
The Youngest Tenured Professor in Harvard History
Math Horizons, September 1998, pp. 8-12

Recipients for 1998

Tom M. Apostol
What Is the Most Surprising Result in Mathematics?
Math Horizons, February 1997, pp. 26-31

Martin Gardner
The Square Root of Two = 1.41421 35623 73095 ...
Math Horizons, April 1997, pp. 5-8

Recipients for 1997

William Dunham
1996--A Triple Anniversary
Math Horizons, September 1996, pp. 8-13

Dan Kalman
A Perfectly Odd Encounter in a Reno Cafe
Math Horizons, April 1996, pp. 5-7

Recipients for 1996

Joel Chan
As Easy as Pi
Math Horizons, Winter 1993, pp. 18-19

Underwood Dudley
Why History?
Math Horizons, November 1994, pp. 10-11

Joseph Gallian
Weird Dice
Math Horizons, February 1995, pp. 30-31

Alan Tucker
The Parallel Climbers Puzzle
Math Horizons, November 1995, pp. 22-24