Catherine Richards Prize
The Catherine Richards Prize* may be awarded annually for the best article published in Mathematics Today in the preceding year. A second prize created to recognise early career contributors has been run as a competition since 2013. Both prizes will be awarded at IMA conferences where possible.
The ECM Catherine Richards Prize Competition
This prize competition is open to Early Career Mathematicians (ECMs), with a prize of £250. We invite articles on any mathematical topic, including pure, applied, teaching, case studies, etc. between 1,000–2,000 words.
The competition will be assessed by a panel appointed by the Editorial Board. The winning entry will be published in Mathematics Today in 2017 and other entries may also be published in future issues of Mathematics Today. The panel may decide not to award a prize.
Winner(s) will be invited to receive their certificates and present on the topic of their article at the ECM Autumn Conference, which will take place at the University of Edinburgh on 21 October 2017.
Please submit articles to Rebecca Waters by 31 July 2017.
ECM Catherine Richards Prize competition winners
- 2016 Josué Ortega – Playing Tennis without Envy
- 2015 Andrew D. Irving and Ebrahim L. Patel – Mixing Motions
- 2014 Andrew D. Irving and Ebrahim L. Patel – Pendulum Pattern Perception
Catherine Richards Prize winners
- 2016 Philip Pearce and Tom Shearer – Maths in Medicine
- 2015 David J.T. Sumpter – How to Model Honeybee Colonies
- 2014 Malcolm Savage – Beautiful Music – A Mathematical Fluke?
- 2013 Matt Keeling, Michael Tildesley, Thomas House and Leon Danon – The Mathematics of Vaccination
- 2012 Edmund Chadwick, Thurai Rahulan and Yu Wang – Reverse Swerve – A New Phenomenon in Football
- 2011 Ken TD Eames and Ellen Brooks-Pollock – Pigs didn’t Fly, but Swine Flu
- 2010 Rose D Baker – The Problem of Obesity: can mathematics help?
- 2009 Paul Glendinning – Box Models of the Oceanic Conveyor Belt
- 2008 Paul Glendinning – Ballistic Penetration
- 2007 Michael Powell – A view of algorithms for optimization without derivatives
- 2006 Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw – Constructing pandiagonal magic squares of arbitrarily large size
- 2005 David Percy – The Power of Bayes
- 2004 Joyce Aitchison – The Mathematics of Proportional Representation
- 2003 Terry Fairclough – Pensions by Dickens
- 2002 Rose D Baker – Probability Paradoxes: an improbable journey to the End of the World
- 2001 Sir Michael Atiyah – Mathematics in the 20th Century
- 2000 Lloyd N Trefethen – Predictions for Scientific Computing Fifty Years from Now
- 1999 Kenneth Morgan, Oubay Hassan and Nigel Weatherill – Why Didn’t the Supersonic Car Fly?
*Catherine Richards worked for the Institute from 1970 until her death in 1993. She was Executive Secretary for the period 1987 to 1993. The prize fund was created from donations made in her memory.