This prize is:-

... to recognize the best expository paper published in either the Notices of the AMS or the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society in the preceding five years.

The award was endowed though funds provided by the will of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute mathematician Levi L Conant which came to the American Mathematical Society on the death of Conant's wife.

**2001** Carl Pomerance

... for his paper "A Tale of Two Sieves".

**2002** Elliott H Lieb and Jakob Yngvason

... for their article "A Guide to Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics".

**2003** Nicholas Katz and Peter Sarnak

... for their expository paper "Zeroes of zeta functions and symmetry".

**2004** Noam D Elkies

... for his enlightening two-part article "Lattices, Linear Codes, and Invariants".

**2005** Allen Knutson and Terence Tao

... for their stimulating article "Honeycombs and Sums of Hermitian Matrices".

**2006** Ronald Solomon

... for his article "A Brief History of the Classification of the Finite Simple Groups".

**2007** Jeffrey Weeks

... for his article "The Poincare Dodecahedral Space and the Mystery of the Missing Fluctuations".

**2008** J Brian Conrey

... for his article "The Riemann Hypothesis"

**2008** Shlomo Hoory, Nathan Linial, and Avi Wigderson

... for their article "Expander graphs and their applications".

**2009** John Morgan

... for his article, "Recent Progress on the Poincaré Conjecture and the Classification of3-Manifolds".

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