The Neumann prize was established in honour of Peter Neumann, a longstanding supporter of and contributor to the BSHM. The prize is awarded for a book in English (including books in translation) dealing with the history of mathematics and aimed at a broad audience. There is no further restriction on subject matter, nor on the nationality of the author or the country of publication. The prize of £600 is awarded every two years.
The 2011 winner of the Neumann Prize of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) was announced at the Society’s Special Lecture held at Gresham College in London on Thursday 3 November. The winner is Clifford Pickover's The Math Book. Here is the press release.
To mark the award, Dr Pickover was interviewed by Mark McCartney, the BSHM Publicity Officer. Click here to read the interview.
The first winner of the Neumann Prize, in 2009, was The Archimedes Codex by Reviel Netz and William Noel.
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