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Steven J. Brams and Peter S. Landweber receive 2023 MAA Carl B. Allendoerfer Award

 Congratulations to Steven J. Brams and Peter S. Landweber who have received a 2023 MAA Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for their work “Three Persons, Two Cuts: A New Cake-Cutting Algorithm,” Mathematics Magazine, 95:2, 110-122. https://doi.org/10.1080/0025570X.2022.2023300.  “Solutions to the 3-player cake-cutting problem previously required the use of simultaneously moving knives, whereas we show that this problem can be solved by solving equations,” Brams said.  “The use of mathematical methods in fair division and game theory is well-established,” Landweber added. “Other areas, such as data analysis and robotics, are now benefiting from new topological methods.”  The press release is available at https://newsroom.maa.org/253794-mathematicians-awarded-for-expository-mathematical-writing-in-maa-publications-2023