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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 younger contributors has been run as 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 2016 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 at the ECM Autumn Conference.

Please submit articles to rebecca.waters@ima.org.uk by 31 July 2016.

ECM Catherine Richards Prize competition winners

2014                     Andrew D. Irving and Ebrahim L. Patel - Pendulum Pattern Perception

*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.

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