Skip to Main Content

AWM-AMS Noether Lecture Selection Committee

General Description

The chair of the committee will be in the second and final year of service on the committee and will rotate between the AWM and the AMS appointed members.

Principal Activities

The Committee is charged with selecting the AWM-AMS Noether Lecture Speaker for the annual Joint Mathematics Meeting.

Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
(as adopted by the April 2019 Council)

The American Mathematical Society is committed to promoting and facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the mathematical sciences. For its own long-term prosperity as well as that of the public at large, our discipline must connect with and appropriately incorporate all sectors of society. We reaffirm the pledge in the AMS Mission Statement to "advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals," and urge all members to conduct their professional activities with this goal in mind.

Further Information

Since 1980, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has annually presented the Noether Lecture to honor women who have made fundamental and sustained contributions to the mathematical sciences. These one-hour expository lectures are delivered at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. Beginning in January 2015, the AMS will co-sponsor the lecture, which will be called the AWM-AMS Noether Lecture. AWM and AMS agree to share the expenses of the Lecture: travel to JMM, two days’ accommodations, a plaque, and a \$500 honorarium. AWM agrees to prepare the plaque and agrees to be responsible for the expenses in preparing the program for the event. AMS agrees to waive the JMM registration fee for the Noether Lecturer.

Miscellaneous Information

This committee conducts its business by email, telephone, and videoconference, and does not require any travel.

Note to the Chair

For the purpose of archiving the committee activities, the Secretary maintains a central file system for archiving committee records. Committee Chairs are asked to submit committee records on yearly basis. Chairs can submit material at their discretion, and some materials that they may wish to provide are meeting minutes, agenda, and emails. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be handled in a confidential manner.


Past Members

Past and current committee members are listed here:

Past Lecturers

A list of past Noether Lecturer is located here: