Robert Long Prize, 2021

The DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Robert Long Scholarship Committee
announces the 2021 Annual Robert Long Essay Competition.

Additional Information

  • Purpose: To encourage students to investigate the sources,
    motivations and the development of mathematical ideas.
  • The Competition: A 10-20 page paper on the history and/or philosophy of mathematics. The
    topics of this expository paper may be chosen from any time period from
    ancient to modern. The subject of the paper may be pure, applied or
    both. The essay may also center on the discussion of mathematical ideas
    evolving from (or contributing to) important advances in engineering,
    statistics, logic and foundations, or the physical and biological
    sciences.While the focus of the paper should be on mathematical ideas,
    it may also include a collateral presentation of individuals who made
    major contributions. Careful attention must be paid to the formal quality
    of the prose and organization of the narrative, and the identification of
    source materials.
  • Eligibility: Any undergraduate or graduate student
    at the University of Florida.
  • The Prize: One or two scholarships may be awarded.
    The total amount available for these awards is typically $500.
  • Manuscript Due Date:
    Manuscripts in PDF form should be submitted via email
    to: Prof. Jonathan King,
  • Due date is Sunday, April 11, 2021.
  • Please name the PDF file with “RLPrize2021” followed by your
    name. E.g, if your name is Rachel Stein, then use
    to name the file that you email to Prof. King. In your
    email message, please indicate whether you are an undergraduate or graduate
  • The winning essays will be deposited in the Mathematics
    Little Hall Library (and possibly inserted in Mathematics Department web
    pages). The winners will be notified by late April, 2021.
  • Contact for further information Prof. Jonathan King, 402 Little Hall
    (office is in North-East corner); tel. 352-294-2314; eddress
  • A 2014 winning essay by Chase Saucier.