MAA Writing Awards
Three Problems in Search of a Measure
Award: Merten Hasse
Year of Award: 1997
Publication Information: The American Mathematics Monthly, Vol. 101 (1994), pp. 609-628.
Summary: Discusses a property of some invariant measures with applications to conic sections, geometric set-inclusion and number theory.
About the Author: (from the Notices of the AMS, Nov., 1995) Jonathan King received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1984. He is now an associate professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 1992 he spent a productive six months at MSRI, where he finally completed the “Three Problems” article, which was first conceived in 1984.