Gleason's Answer To Math Problem Win $1000 Prize

Two University professors have received $1000 awards through the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of them for the solution of an abstract mathematical problem that has defied the world's best brains for half a century.

Andrew M. Gleason, assistant professor of Mathematics, received the Newcomb Cleveland Prize at the association's annual meeting in St. Louis on November 30 for his paper discussing "natural coordinate systems." His solution to a problem that was first propounded in 1900 by the great modern mathematician David Hilbert, is expected to provide a unified field theory between the forces operating within the universe as a whole and the forces within the nuclei of the atoms. Dr. Albert Einstein has been seeking such a theory for the past 30 years.

For "scientific achievement" Sheilds Warren, Medical School professor of Pathology, who is director of the Division of Biology and Medicine of the Atomic Energy Commission, received the third annual award of the William Procter Prize.