Professor Christiane Rousseau, Université de Montréal, will receive the inaugural Bertrand Russell Prize of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) in recognition of her 'many contributions furthering human values and the common good through mathematics'.
During her career Professor Rousseau has inspired people of all ages through her lectures and publications, including a wide range of activities for the general public. In particular through her visionary leadership of the thematic year Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 and her continuing active involvement in the ongoing activities that grew from it.
Rousseau served as president of the Canadian Mathematical Society from 2002-2004, vice president of the International Mathematical Union from
The prize was established in 2016 by Thomas Hales (University of Pittsburgh) and will be awarded on Thursday 11 January 2018, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego.
More information about the Prize is available here
Submitted by John Johnston on 17 November, 2017 15:03