The EMS Simon Norton Prize for Mathematics Outreach

The EMS Simon Norton Prize for Mathematics Outreach

The prize is to be awarded to individuals, teams or partnerships whose work in any area of mathematics engagement has had an outstanding and demonstrable impact or influence on its audience. The prize will be presented in years 2024, 2026 and 2028. The next deadline for nominations is 30th April 2026.

In 2024 Nina Gasking from Maison des Mathématiques et de l'Informatique (MMI) in Lyon was awarded first place for the exhibition “Dans ma cuisine”. The panel were impressed with the originality, reach, and mathematical depth of this project. ‘Dans ma cuisine’ starts with the most familiar of environments, the home kitchen. With engaging hands-on activities, deep and fun mathematics is explored from Topology to Harmonic functions. ‘Dans ma cuisine’ finds the maths around us. The exhibition has already had huge visitor numbers and is set for a long tour.

Further details of Nina’s exhibition are here.

There were so many excellent mathematics outreach projects submitted and the panel wanted to congratulate every applicant for their important work. Below is a selection of examples of best practice identified by the prize panel.

Name of Project lead and Link to project descriptionInstitutionLink to project website
Amélia CaldeiraSchool of Engineering Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Meike AkveldAssociation Kangourou sans Frontières
Ndeye Coumba SARRTerangaMath, Animath International Sénégal
Houria LafranceAssociation Les Maths En Scène
Jeanette ShakalliPanamanian Foundation for the Promotion of Mathematics/ Fundación Panameña para la Promoción de las Matemáticas (FUNDAPROMAT)
Pajot HervéInstitut Fourier (Université Grenoble Alpes)
Marlene KnocheIndependent maths communicator
Pura Fornals President of MMACAMMACA, Association to promote and create a Museum of Mathematics in Catalonia
Charlotte LighterOpen UniversityEvent website: Online gallery:
Cassia Sakarovitch (team leader)"La Grande Aventure des maths" / "The Great Maths Adventure"On Lumni: (The videos are geoblocked and can only be viewed within France or via a VPN.)
Imran AnwarLahore University of Management Sciecnes (LUMS) Pakistan
Amandine AftalionCNRS
Martin SkrodzkiTU Delft
Steve ShermanIndependent maths