John W. Milnor, Winner of the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement

Congratulations to John Willard Milnor, author of the Princeton Published: Characteristic Classes (AM-76), Dynamics in One Complex Variable (AM-160), Introduction to Alebraic K-Theory, Morse Theory (AM-51), Prospects in Mathematics (AM-51), Singular Points of Complex Hypersurfaces (AM-61) and Topology from Differentiable Viewpoint! Milnor won the much deserved 2011 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society.

In the prize citation it is noted, “Milnor stands out from the list of great mathematicians in terms of his overall achievements and his influence on mathematics in general, both through his work and through his excellent books.” According to the American Mathematical Society’s website, the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement is awarded “for the cumulative influence of the total mathematical work of the recipient, high level of research over a period of time, particular influence on the development of a field, and influence on mathematics through Ph.D. students.”

Each Leroy P. Steele Prize winner receives $5,000 – a prize that is awarded annually.

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