Barry Mazur Awarded National Medal of Science

Gade University Professor, eminent mathematician, recognized by President Obama.

Barry Mazur

Gade University Professor Barry Mazur will be awarded the National Medal of Science—one of 12 honorands who will be recognized in a ceremony at the White House early this year. The medal, the nation's highest recognition for scientists and mathematicians, will be conferred by President Barack Obama. 

Mazur is a leading number theorist. For a review of his book Imagining Numbers, read “On Mathematical Imagination,” from this magazine’s archives.

Read the Boston Globe story on the National Science medalists here.

 

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