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Kauffman receives MAA Halmos-Ford Award

MSCS Professor Lou Kauffman will receive the Mathematics Association of America Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award
for expository excellence for his paper Unknotting Unknots with Allison Henrich in The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 121, No. 5, May 2014, pp 379-390.

The Halmos-Ford Award will be officially announced in June, and will be awarded at the MathFest 2015 Prize Session Thursday, August 6, in Washington, DC.

The awards were established in 1964 as the Ford awards, named for Lester R. Ford, Sr., a distinguished mathematician, editor of The American Mathematical Monthly, 1942-1946, and President of the Mathematical Association of America, 1947-1948. In 2012, the Board of Governors designated these awards as the Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Awards to recognize the support for the awards provided by the Halmos family and to recognize Paul R. Halmos, a distinguished mathematician and editor of The Monthly, 1982-1986.