The George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition is awarded every two years to an outstanding expositor of the mathematical sciences. The prize may be awarded for a specific work or for the cumulative impact of multiple expository works that communicate mathematics effectively. The work may range from popular accounts of mathematics and mathematical discovery, from pedagogy to systematic organization of mathematical knowledge.

The prize may be awarded to any member of the scientific community who meets the general guideline of the prize description. The prize is intended to recognize specific recent work.

- Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate
- Candidate’s CV
- Two or three letters of support from experts in the field

University of Minnesota

Case Western Reserve University

Timothy Chartier

Davidson College

Davidson College

Zdenek Strakos

Charles University

Charles University

Pauline van den Driessche

University of Victoria

University of Victoria

The George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition includes an engraved medal and a monetary award that totals $10,000 for all winners. If more than one person receives the prize, the monetary award will be divided equally among the recipients. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony.

The prize will be presented by the SIAM President at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon. The announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, the SIAM website, and appropriate electronic media.

The initial funds for this prize were contributed by the estate of Stella V. Pólya.

Robert O’Malley (Chair)

Arieh Iserles

Amy Langville

Peter Olver

Ferdinand Verhulst

Robert O’Malley (Chair)

Philip Holmes

Ilse Ipsen

Arieh Iserles

David Watkins