AMS News AMS News - RSS Feed Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EST en-us 2015-2016 AMS Project NExT Fellows Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/project-next-2015-16.jpg"><img alt="2015-16 Project NExT Fellows" src="/images/thumbs/project-next-2015-16.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 57px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a>Each year the Society supports six Project NExT Fellows. The six for this academic year and their employing institutions are: <strong>Thomas Bellsky</strong> (University of Maine), <strong>Vindya Bhat</strong> (New York University), <strong>Houssein El Turkey</strong> (University of New Haven), <strong>Marie Jameson</strong> (University of Tennessee), <strong>Anisah Nu&#39;Man</strong> (Trinity College), and <strong>Alexander Zupan</strong> (University of Nebraska-Lincoln). (Photo: New Project NExT Fellows at this year&#39;s MathFest, courtesy of the MAA).<!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --> <a href="">Project NExT</a> (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program of the MAA for new or recent PhDs. Almost 1600 people have been named Fellows since the program&#39;s inception in 1994.</p> Cohen and Small Receive Golden Goose Award Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/golden-goose.png"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/golden-goose.png" style="width: 100px; height: 62px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a><strong>Dr. Joel E. Cohen</strong>, mathematical biologist and Abby Rockefeller Mauz&eacute; Professor at Rockefeller University, and his colleague <strong>Dr. Christopher Small</strong>, a geophysicist at Columbia University&rsquo;s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, have been awarded the 2015 Golden Goose Award for their research into &lsquo;hypsographic demography&rsquo; -- the study of how human populations are distributed with respect to altitude.<!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --><!--?p--></p> <p> Their work, which was supported by the National Science Foundation and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, brought together their diverse fields of expertise to provide insights into a wide range of implications for populations in different altitudes, such as food production and packaging, biomedical science and manufacturing. See a detailed description of their work, <a href="">&quot;Of Maps and Men.&quot;</a></p> <p> The Golden Goose Awards, of which the AMS is a sponsor, recognizes seemingly obscure federally-funded research that has led to major breakthroughs that resulted in significant societal impact. &nbsp;The awards have strong bi-partisan congressional support and are awarded each year at a ceremony in Washington, DC.</p> <p> The <a href="">2015 Golden Goose Awards</a> were also presented to <strong>Drs. Torsten Wiesel </strong>and<strong> David Hubel</strong> for their work on neuroplasticity and vision; and <strong>Drs. Walter Mischel, Yuichi Shoda </strong>and <strong>Philip Peake</strong> for their work in understanding human development and behavior.</p> <p> Dr. Joel Cohen had previously made a presentation to congressional representatives on the intersection of mathematics and biology at an annual <a href="/news?news_id=183">AMS Congressional Briefing</a>. &nbsp; The AMS congratulates all of this year&rsquo;s Golden Goose Award winners.</p> Mathematics Research Communities - 2015 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EST <a href="/images/MRC15-top.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/MRC15-top.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 75px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a> <p> <em>&quot;The collaborating aspect made all the difference. As a collective we were able to learn from each other and discuss open problems and make some advancement.&quot;</em> Read about the <a href="/programs/research-communities/mrc-15-highlights">2015 Mathematics Research Communities</a> (MRC) summer conferences &quot;Commutative Algebra,&quot; &quot;Financial Mathematics&quot; and &quot;Differential Equations, Probability and Sea Ice.&quot;</p> New Editors at PhD + Epsilon Blog Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/Sara-Malec.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/Sara-Malec.jpg" style="width: 97px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a><a href="/images/Malmskog-1.jpg"><img alt="Beth Malmskog" src="/images/thumbs/Malmskog-1.jpg" style="width: 88px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a>Sara Malec</strong> (Hood College, far left) and <strong>Beth Malmskog</strong> (Villanova University) are the new editors of the <a href="">PhD + Epsilon blog</a>, taking over for Adriana Salerno (Bates College), who (now that she has tenure) is more than epsilon past the PhD. Thanks, Adriana, for all your posts over the years.</p> 2015 AMS Election Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> The 2015 AMS election is underway. See <a href="/about-us/governance/elections/election-info">detailed information about electronic and paper voting methods</a>, as well as <a href="/notices/201508/rnoti-p938.pdf">biographies of the candidates</a> in the September issue of <em>Notices</em>. The choices that members make in the election directly affect the Society&#39;s direction, so please vote.</p> ICIAM 2015 Prize Winners Announced Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/iciam-logo.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/iciam-logo.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 67px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a>The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) announced the winners of the five <a href="">ICIAM prizes for 2015</a>: <strong>Annalisa Buffa</strong>, Director, Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies (Pavia-Genoa-Milan section); <strong>Andrew J. Majda</strong>, Courant Institute at New York University; <strong>Jean-Michel Coron</strong>, Universit&eacute; Pierre et Marie Curie; <strong>Bj&ouml;rn Engquist</strong>, University of Texas at Austin; and <strong>Li Tatsien</strong>, Fudan University, Shanghai.<!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --></p> <p> The awards were given at the ICIAM 2015 in Beijing, China:</p> <ul> <li> <em><strong>Collatz Prize</strong></em> to <strong>Annalisa Buffa</strong> &quot;in recognition of her spectacular use of deep and sophisticated mathematical concepts to obtain outstanding contributions to the development of computer simulations in science and industry.&quot;</li> <li> <em><strong>Lagrange Prize</strong></em> to <strong>Andrew J. Majda</strong> &quot;in recognition of his ground-breaking, original, fundamental and pioneering contributions to applied mathematics and, in particular, to wave front propagation and combustion, scattering theory, &#64258;uid dynamics and atmosphere climate science.&quot;</li> <li> <em><strong>Maxwell Prize</strong></em> to <strong>Jean-Michel Coron</strong> &quot;for his fundamental and original contributions to the study of variational methods for partial differential equations and the nonlinear control of nonlinear partial differential equations.&quot;</li> <li> <em><strong>Pioneer Prize</strong></em> to <strong>Bj&ouml;rn Engquist</strong> &quot;for fundamental contributions in the &#64257;eld of applied mathematics, numerical analysis and scienti&#64257;c computing which have had long-lasting impact in the &#64257;eld as well as successful applications in science, engineering and industry.&quot;</li> <li> <em><strong>Su Buchin Prize</strong></em> to <strong>Li Tatsien</strong> &quot;in recognition of his outstanding contributions to applied mathematics and to the dissemination of mathematical sciences in developing countries.&quot;</li> </ul> <p> Read <a href="">about the ICIAM Prizes and more about the work of the winners.</a></p> <a href=""> </a> Bridges 2015: Highlights of the Conference on Mathematics Connections in Art, Music, and Science Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EST <a href="/images/DSC_0374.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/DSC_0374.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 66px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a> <p> The <a href="/bridges-2015-conf">Bridges 2015</a> conference drew mathematicians, artists, educators, musicians, poets, computer scientists, sculptors, dancers, weavers and model builders from around the world. See slideshows and read about plenary talks by <strong>John Conway</strong> and <strong>Ingrid Daubechies</strong>, sessions, workshops, art exhibition, performances, Family Day, and exhibits including AMS.</p> AMS Fall Sectional Meetings Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> * October 17-18: <a href="/meetings/sectional/2226_program.html">University of Memphis</a><br /> * October 24-25: <a href="/meetings/sectional/2221_program.html">California State University, Fullerton</a><br /> * November 14-15: <a href="/meetings/sectional/2227_program.html">Rutgers University, New Brunswick</a><br /> See <a href="/meetings/sectional/sectional.html">all upcoming AMS Sectional Meetings</a>.</p> 2016 Joint Mathematics Meeting Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/JMM2016.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 63px; float: left; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" /></a>JMM 2016 will be held in Seattle, WA, January 6-9. Mark your calendars and see <a href="">up-to-date JMM 2016 information</a>.</p> MCA 2017 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/MCA-17-banner-sm.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/MCA-17-banner-sm.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 16px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a>July 24-28, 2017:</strong> The <a href="">Mathematical Congress of the Americas 2017</a> (MCA2017) will be held in Montr&eacute;al, Canada.</p>