The 2021 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition will be awarded to Noga Alon and Joel Spencer for their book, The Probabilistic Method, published by Wiley & Sons Inc. in 1992.
Now in its fourth edition, The Probabilistic Method is an invaluable toolbox for both the beginner and the experienced researcher in discrete probability. It brings together through one unifying perspective a variety of results and methods, linked to applications in graph theory, combinatorics, number theory, and geometry.
The Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition is awarded annually for a book or substantial survey or expository research paper. The 2021 prize will be awarded during the virtual 2021 Joint Mathematics Meetings in January 2021.