Josiah Willard Gibbs Lectureship

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The Josiah Willard Gibbs Lectureship (also called the Gibbs Lecture[1]) of the American Mathematical Society is an annually awarded mathematical prize, named in honor of Josiah Willard Gibbs.[2] The prize is intended not only for mathematicians, but also for physicists, chemists, biologists, physicians, and other scientists who have made important applications of mathematics. The purpose of the prize is to recognize outstanding achievement in applied mathematics and "to enable the public and the academic community to become aware of the contribution that mathematics is making to present-day thinking and to modern civilization."

The prize winner gives a lecture, which is subsequently published in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society.

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  1. ^ "Cathleen Morawetz". Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  2. ^ Richardson, R. G. D. (1923). "The Josiah Willard Gibbs lectureship". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 29: 385–386. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1923-03755-5. MR 1560768.
  3. ^ Richardson, R. G. D. (1924). "The first Josiah Willard Gibbs lecture" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 30 (7): 289–291. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1924-03881-6.
  4. ^ Josiah Willard Gibbs Lectureship,, math-history G. H. Hardy was unable to give his lecture in person due to illness, so Heinrich Wilhelm Brinkmann (last name spelled as "Brinkman" in various sources) presented Hardy's lecture.
  5. ^ 2015, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio Daniel A. Spielman was originally chosen as the 2015 Gibbs lecturer but due to illness he was replaced by Ronald L. Graham.

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