2015: Music and the Making of Modern Science named winner of the American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Music & the Performing Arts, presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.
2013: Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize, History of Science Society. Citation: “In recognition of his outstanding contributions to education in the history of science.”
2012: Derek Price and Rod Webster Prize, History of Science Society. Citation: “In recognition of his outstanding article published in Isis ‘Hearing the Irrational: Music and the Development of the Modern Concept of Number’ (Isis, September 2010).”
2010: Fellow, American Physical Society
2007: Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
2007: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2006: Peano Prize 2005
2002: Seeing Double named as an Outstanding Academic Book of 2002 by Choice magazine.