The Mathical Book Prize is awarded by the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath) in Berkeley, California, formerly known as the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). SLMath is one of the world’s preeminent centers for collaborative research in mathematics. Our mission is to advance mathematical research, foster talent, and further the appreciation and understanding of mathematics.
Our public programs aim to showcase the importance and beauty of math to the general public. SLMath strives to make mathematics accessible and exciting to those outside the field through initiatives including sponsorship of Numberphile (one of YouTube’s most popular informal mathematics channels, with over 4.3 million subscribers), film production for public television (mostly recently Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani), and the Mathical Book Prize.
SLMath is supported by the National Science Foundation, with additional support from other government agencies, private foundations, corporations, individual donors, and over 100 academic institutions in the U.S. and worldwide.
In 2022-23, MSRI is becoming the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath).
MSRI / SLMath is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States, and it is not affiliated with any publisher or bookseller of Mathical award titles.