The Karl Menger Award
The Karl Menger Award, first given in 1989, is a cash prize
awarded annually by the Department of Mathematics for outstanding
performance in mathematical competitions.
The selection committee is appointed by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Main prizes are awarded to top three Putnam participants and members of Outstanding MCM teams. Secondary prizes to members of Finalist MCM teams.
Karl Menger (1902-1985) was a distinguished twentieth century mathematician who
made major contributions to a number of areas of mathematics, including
dimension theory, logic, lattice theory, differential geometry, and graph theory.
Menger, who held academic positions in Europe and the United States,
was widely published.
The Karl Menger Award was established by a gift to Duke University from
George and Eva Menger-Hammond, the daughter of Karl Menger.
Menger Award Recipients