# Levi L Conant Prize of the AMS

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... to recognize the best expository paper published in either the Notices of the AMS or the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society in the preceding five years.The award was endowed though funds provided by the will of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute mathematician Levi L Conant which came to the American Mathematical Society on the death of Conant's wife.

**2001**Carl Pomerance... for his paper "A Tale of Two Sieves".

**2002**Elliott H Lieb and Jakob Yngvason... for their article "A Guide to Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics".

**2003**Nicholas Katz and Peter Sarnak... for their expository paper "Zeroes of zeta functions and symmetry".

**2004**Noam D Elkies... for his enlightening two-part article "Lattices, Linear Codes, and Invariants".

**2005**Allen Knutson and Terence Tao... for their stimulating article "Honeycombs and Sums of Hermitian Matrices".

**2006**Ronald Solomon... for his article "A Brief History of the Classification of the Finite Simple Groups".

**2007**Jeffrey Weeks... for his article "The Poincare Dodecahedral Space and the Mystery of the Missing Fluctuations".

**2008**J Brian Conrey... for his article "The Riemann Hypothesis"

**2008**Shlomo Hoory, Nathan Linial, and Avi Wigderson... for their article "Expander graphs and their applications".

**2009**John Morgan... for his article, "Recent Progress on the Poincaré Conjecture and the Classification of 3-Manifolds".

**2010**Bryna Kra... for her article, "The Green-Tao Theorem on arithmetic progressions in the primes: An ergodic point of view" (Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 43 (2006), no. 1, 3 23).

**2011**David Vogan... for his article, "The character table for E8" (Notices of the AMS 54 (2007), no. 9, 1122-1134).

**2012**Persi Diaconis... for his article, "The Markov chain Monte Carlo revolution" (Bulletin Amer. Math. Soc. 46 (2009), no. 2, 179 205).

**2013**John Baez and John Huerta... for their article, The algebra of grand unified theories (Bulletin Amer. Math. Soc., 47 (2010), no. 3, 483 552).

**2014**Alex Kontorovich... for his article, "From Apollonius to Zaremba: Local-global phenomena in thin orbits", which appeared in Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 50. This article introduces a new field of number theory that has proven to be extremely fruitful, even in shedding light on some ancient problems.

**2015**Jeffrey Lagarias and Chuanming Zong... for their article, "Mysteries in Packing Regular Tetrahedra," which appeared in Notices of the AMS, Volume 59, No. 11, (2012), 1540-1549. The article leads the broad range of Notices readers through the 2000-year history of the subject, including its appearance in 1900 in Hilbert's 18-th problem, into its mathematical heart.

**2016**Daniel Rothman... for his paper "Earth's Carbon Cycle: A Mathematical Perspective", Bulletin of the AMS (2015). He gives the reader an understanding of the Earth's carbon cycle by applying classical ideas from applied mathematics to the data at hand.

**2017**David Bailey, Jonathan Borwein, Andrew Mattingly, and Glenn Wightwick... for their article "The Computation of Previously Inaccessible Digits of $π^{2}$ and Catalan's Constant," Notices of the AMS, August 2013.

**2018**Henry Cohn... for his article "A Conceptual Breakthrough in Sphere Packing," published in the February 2017 issue of the Notices of the AMS.

**2019**Alex Wright... for his article "From rational billiards to dynamics on moduli spaces".Bulletin of the AMS5341–56.

**2020**Amie Wilkinson... for her article "What are Lyapunov exponents, and why are they interesting?"

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