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We are a society of mathematics students and professionals dedicated to advancing research, supporting learning & careers, and building our mathematical community.

What we do: The AMS works to advance your scholarship and connect you to the mathematical community through meetings, programs, grants, publications, education resources, and advocacy work.

Spotlight on: Incoming AMS Chief Executive Officer

Incoming AMS Chief Executive Officer
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John Meier Named AMS Chief Executive Officer

The American Mathematical Society Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of John Meier, the provost and David M. and Linda Roth Professor of Mathematics of Lafayette College, as the new Chief Executive Officer of the AMS. He begins his five-year term on July 1, 2024. Read more about Meier's appointment.

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Bryna Kra MR Author ID Bryna Kra
AMS President

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AMS work is guided by a variety of elected, nominated, and volunteer mathematicians

Our Mission

The AMS, founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs, which

  • promote mathematical research, its communication and uses,
  • encourage and promote the transmission of mathematical understanding and skills,
  • support mathematical education at all levels,
  • advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals,
  • foster an awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.
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