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November 28, 2023

Prof. Dan Margalit awarded 2024 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition

The American Mathematical Society has awarded Benson Farb and Dan Margalit the 2024 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition. The award is in recognition of their book, A Primer on Mapping Class Groups, published by Princeton University Press in 2012. The Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition is given annually for a book or substantial survey or expository research paper.

According to the citation, “The authors are leading researchers in group theory as well as allied areas of topology and geometry. Their expertise shines through with masterful and clear expositions of the combinatorial, algebraic, geometric and analytic viewpoints that mapping class groups enjoy. Many of the classical theorems, for example, the work of Dehn, are presented from a modern perspective and in particular through the work of Thurston, which was introduced and developed decisively in the short time since the primer was published.”

The full announcement from the American Mathematical Society can be found here: