Stillwell’s New Book Wins Post Sabbatical Merit Award

By Daniel Morgan Posted Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:16

John C. Stillwell was the recipient of a 2015 Post Sabbatical Merit Award for his book, Elements of Mathematics: From Euclid to Gödel.

Stillwell’s book, finished during his sabbatical, was accepted for publication by the Princeton University Press. “It’s a book about elementary mathematics and its limits, particularly where infinity plays a role in math,” he said.

The Post Sabbatical Merit Award, dispensed for exceptional productivity in research, scholarly or creative work during a sabbatical period, represents a monetary bonus of up to $5,000 ($2,500 for a one-semester sabbatical) in post sabbatical merit pay.

According to the guidelines of the award, faculty are eligible to apply in the beginning of their seventh year of continuous full-time service at the University. “Exceptional productivity in research, scholarly or creative work” may be proven by various avenues, including the publishing of articles in top-level scholarly journals; progress on a book with a national or international publisher; a positively reviewed art installation, work, or performance; a significant research grant or award, etc.

Stillwell is a faculty member with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.