Haruzo Hida, distinguished professor of mathematics at UCLA whose research interests include number theory and modular forms, received the 2019 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research from the American Mathematical Society.

Presented annually, the Steele prize is awarded for a paper that has proved to be of fundamental or lasting importance in its field, or a model of important research. The 2019 prize will be awarded Thursday, January 17 during the Joint Prize Session at the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore.

The society is dedicated to advancing research and connecting the mathematical community through publications, conferences, professional services and awareness programs. Hida was recognized for his research contributions to the field.

Hida is the recipient of the spring prize from the Mathematical Society of Japan and was a senior scholar at the Clay Mathematics Institute. He has been teaching at UCLA since 1987.