Saturday, April 07, 2007
David Mumford of Brown University has received the 2007 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition. Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics. The prize was awarded on Saturday, January 6, 2007, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans, Louisiana. The prize citation honors Mumford for "his beautiful expository accounts of a host of aspects of algebraic geometry.