A new AMS Prize for Excellence in Mathematical Writing is named after our esteemed Emeritus colleague Martin Isaacs. The prize is for a paper published in a primary AMS journal in the previous two years.

From the description: “The prize focuses on the attributes of excellent writing, including clarity, grace, and accessibility; the quality of the research is implied by the article’s publication in

*Communications of the AMS*,*Journal of the AMS*,*Mathematics of Computation*,*Memoirs*,*Proceedings of the AMS*, or*Transactions of the AMS*, and is therefore not a prize selection criterion.”Congratulations, Marty! The only disappointment is that you are in a great position to win the prize, but are probably the only ineligible person…