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Index of Award-Winning Articles on History of Mathematics – The Chauvenet Prize

Chauvenet Prizes

For an outstanding expository article on a mathematical topic from any publisher.

2010

Brian J. McCartin
e: The Master of All
The Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 28, no. 2, 2006, 10–21.

2009

Harold P. Boas
Reflections on the Arbelos
The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 113, no. 3, 2006, 236–249.

2005

John Stillwell
The Story of the 120-Cell
Notices of the AMS, Vol. 48, no. 1, January 2001, pp. 17–24.

2003

Thomas C. Hales
Cannonballs and Honeycombs
Notices of the AMS, Vol. 47, no. 4, April 2000, pp. 440–449.

1999

Michael I. Rosen
Niels Hendrik Abel and Equations of the Fifth Degree
The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 102, June–July 1995, pp. 495–505.

1997

Tom Hawkins
The Birth of Lie's Theory of Groups
Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 16, 1994, pp. 6–17.

1995

Donald G. Saari
A Visit to the Newtonian N-body Problem Via Elementary Complex Variables
The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 97, February 1990, pp. 105–119.

1993

David H. Bailey, Jonathan M. Borwein and Peter B. Borwein
Ramanujan, Modular Equations, and Approximations to Pi, or, How to Compute One Billion Digits of Pi
The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 96, March 1989, pp. 201–219.

1986

George Miel
Of Calculations Past and Present: The Archimedean Algorithm
The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 90, January 1983, pp. 17–35.

1978

Shreeram S. Abhyankar
Historical Ramblings in Algebraic Geometry and Related Algebra
The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 83, June–July 1976, pp. 409–448.

1975

M.D. Davis and Reuben Hersh
Hilbert's 10th Problem
Scientific American, Vol. 229, no. 5, 1973,  pp. 84–91.

1973

C.D. Olds
The Simple Continued Fraction Expansion of e
The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 77, November 1970, pp. 968–974.

1963

Philip J. Davis
Leonhard Euler's Integral: An Historical Profile of the Gamma Function
The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 66, December 1959, pp. 849–869.

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