MAA Writing Awards
Newman's Short Proof of the Prime Number Theorem
Year of Award: 2000
Award: Chauvenet Prize
Publication Information: American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 104 (1997), pp. 705-708
Summary: A description of the proof by D.J. Newman which uses a very simple version of the Tauberian argument needed for an analytic proof of the prime number theorem. It has a beautifully simple structure and uses hardly anything beyond Cauchy’s theorem.
About the Author: (from American Mathematical Monthly vol. 104, 1997) Don Zagier is at the Max-Planck Institute.