# Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Number Theory

This prize recognizes a notable paper in number theory published during the preceding six years.

**Prize Details**

Currently, the US$5,000 prize is awarded every three years. To be eligible, the author should be a member of the American Mathematical Society or the paper should have been published in a recognized North American journal.

**Most Recent Prize: 2014**

Yitang Zhang was awarded the 2014 Cole Prize in Number Theory for his work on bounded gaps between primes. Cem Y. Yildirim, János Pintz and Daniel Goldston were jointly awarded the 2014 Cole Prize in Number Theory for their work on small gaps between primes.

**About this Prize**

This prize (and the Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra ) was founded in honor of Professor Frank Nelson Cole upon of his retirement from the American Mathematical Society; he served as AMS Secretary for twenty-five years and as Editor-in-Chief of the *Bulletin* for twenty-one years. The original fund was donated by Professor Cole from moneys presented to him on his retirement, and was augmented by contributions from members of the Society. The fund was later doubled by his son, Charles A. Cole.

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