AMS News http://www.ams.org AMS News - RSS Feed Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST en-us Two Programs that Make a Difference http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2627 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2627 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/ptmd-2015-curm.jpg"><img alt="Speakers from 2010" src="/images/thumbs/ptmd-2015-curm.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 75px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a><a href="/images/ptmd-2015-pcumc.jpg"><img alt="PCUMC 10th anniversary" src="/images/thumbs/ptmd-2015-pcumc.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 70px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a></p> <br clear="all" /> <p> The <strong>Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) at Brigham Young University</strong> and the <strong>Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference</strong> (PCUMC) have been chosen to receive the 2015 AMS Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference Award for their &quot;significant efforts to encourage students from underrepresented groups to continue in the study of mathematics.&quot; <a href="/news?news_id=2626">Read more about the programs</a>. (Photos: left, courtesy of CURM, Brigham Young University; right, by Ernie Solheid.)</p> W. James Lewis Receives 2015 Impact Award http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2629 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2629 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/impact-2015-lewis.jpg"><img alt="James Lewis" src="/images/thumbs/impact-2015-lewis.jpg" style="width: 80px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a>W. James &quot;Jim&quot;&rsquo; Lewis</strong> (left) has received the 2015 AMS Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics for his career-long advocacy of the idea that mathematics research and education go hand in hand. <a href="/news?news_id=2628">Read more about Lewis and the award</a>. (Photo courtesy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.)</p> Iowa State University Department of Mathematics Receives AMS Award http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2645 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2645 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/exemplary-2015-isu.jpg"><img alt="2013 ISU REU" src="/images/thumbs/exemplary-2015-isu.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 54px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a>The <strong>Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University</strong> is the 2015 recipient of the AMS Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department. (<em>Photo</em>: Participants in the 2013 REU at Iowa State. Three faculty members are seen in the center of the back row: Leslie Hogben (left), Justin Peters (center) and Sung Yell Song (right). Photo courtesy of the Iowa State University Department of Mathematics.) <a href="/news?news_id=2632">Read more about the department&#39;s award</a>.</p> 2015 Mathematical Art Exhibition album http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2646 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2646 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST <a href="/images/jmm15-sarhangi.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/jmm15-sarhangi.jpg" style="width: 95px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a> <p> See an album on Mathematical Imagery of <a href="/mathimagery/thumbnails.php?album=42">selected works from the 2015 Mathematical Art Exhibition</a>. View and share images of works made with paper, wood, crochet, lace, ceramics, and software.</p> Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at ASU West http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2644 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2644 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST <a href="/images/wwtbam-asu2015-michelle.jpg"><img alt="Michelle" src="/images/thumbs/wwtbam-asu2015-michelle.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 65px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a> <p> <strong>Michelle Coen</strong> (left) recently won $1,000 playing <em>Who Wants to Be a Mathematician</em> at Arizona State University West&#39;s Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day. <a href="/programs/students/wwtbam/asu-2015">See a very happy Michelle right after her victory</a> and read more about the game.</p> Math Projects Finish 1-2-3 in ISTS http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2631 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2631 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/ists-2015-golowich.jpg"><img alt="Noah Golowich with his winning project" src="/images/thumbs/ists-2015-golowich.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 67px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a>Math projects took the top three places in the Basic Research category in the recent Intel Science Talent Search (ISTS). <strong>Noah Golowich</strong> (pictured) won first place and $150,000 for his project in Ramsey theory. <strong>Brice Huang</strong> won second and $75,000 for his project in ring theory and <strong>Shashwat Kishore</strong> won third place and $35,000 for his project in representation theory. <!-- AMSNEWSBREAK -->Golowich, whose winning project was <em>Resolving a Conjecture on Degree of Regularity, with some Novel Structural Results</em>, attends Lexington High School (MA) and has four papers published or submitted to peer-reviewed journals.</p> <p> <a href="/images/ists-2015-huang.jpg"><img alt="Brice Huang" src="/images/thumbs/ists-2015-huang.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 67px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a><a href="/images/ists-2015-kishore.jpg"><img alt="Shashwat Kishore" src="/images/thumbs/ists-2015-kishore.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 67px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a>Huang (left), West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North (NJ), won second for his project, <em>Monomization of Power Ideals and Generalized Parking Functions</em>. He received perfect scores on his SATs and plans to major in math. Kishore (right), of Unionville High School (PA), earned third place for <em>Multiplicity Space Signatures and Applications in Tensor Products of </em>SL<sub>2</sub><em> Representations</em>. Kishore is captain of the school&#39;s Academic Team and lettered in cross country. Golowich and Kishore participated in the Center for Excellence in Education&#39;s Research Science Institute at MIT, a recipient of an <a href="/profession/prizes-awards/ams-awards/epsilon-award">AMS Epsilon Award</a>. The Intel Foundation awarded $1.6 milion in this year&#39;s ISTS which is administered by the Society for Science &amp; the Public (SSP). The SSP site has <a href="https://www.societyforscience.org/content/press-room/three-high-school-seniors-each-take-home-awards-150000-nation%E2%80%99s-highest-awarding">more information</a>. (Photos courtesy of SSP.)</p> Joint International Meeting of the AMS-EMS-SPM http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2637 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2637 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong>June 10-13, 2015:</strong> The <a href="http://aep-math2015.spm.pt/">Joint International Meeting of the AMS, European Mathematical Society and Sociedade Portuguesa de Matem&aacute;tica</a>, in Porto, Portugal.</p> Mathematics Awareness Month http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2639 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2639 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong>April 2015:</strong> This year&#39;s theme is <a href="http://www.mathaware.org">&quot;Math Drives Careers&quot;</a>.</p> Awards, Fellowships & Opportunities http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2636 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2636 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST <a href="/images/fb-opppg.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/fb-opppg.jpg" style="width: 98px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a> <p> The AMS now offers online <a href="/opportunities">listings for awards, fellowships, and other professional opportunities</a>. Visitors to the page can search, browse, share, and post calls for fellowship and grant applications, prize and award nominations, and meeting and workshop proposals in the mathematical sciences. <!-- AMSNEWSBREAK -->The page serves mathematics faculty/scientists, institutions, programs, postdocs/early-career mathematicians, graduate students, undergraduate students, high school students and teachers. We invite you to submit calls for opportunities to this site. Once a submission is approved, users can respond directly to the contact or website provided in the call.</p> 2015 Abel Prize to Nash and Nirenberg http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2621 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2621 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/john-nash-jr-orig.jpg"><img alt="John Nash" src="/images/thumbs/john-nash-jr-orig.jpg" style="width: 67px; height: 100px; float: left;" /></a><a href="/images/louis-nirenberg-orig.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/louis-nirenberg-orig.jpg" style="width: 67px; height: 100px; float: left;" /></a>The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters will award the <a href="http://www.abelprize.no/">2015 Abel Prize</a> to <strong>John F. Nash Jr.</strong> (left), Princeton University, and <strong>Louis Nirenberg</strong> (right), Courant Institute, New York University, &quot;for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.&quot; (<em>Photos:</em> Nash: &copy; Peter Badge/Typos 1 in coop. with the HLF - all rights reserved 2015 and Nirenberg: &copy; NYU Photo Bureau: Hollenshead.) <!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --><br /> <br /> Although Nash and Nirenberg did not formally collaborate on any papers, they influenced each other greatly. The Abel committee writes: &quot;Their breakthroughs have developed into versatile and robust techniques that have become essential tools for the study of nonlinear partial differential equations. Their impact can be felt in all branches of the theory.&quot; <a href="http://www.abelprize.no/">Read more about the laureates and their work</a>.<br /> <br /> &quot;On behalf of the American Mathematical Society, it is a great pleasure to congratulate John F. Nash, Jr. and Louis Nirenberg, recipients of the 2015 Abel Prize.&nbsp; Dr. Nash&#39;s work in extending our understanding of game theory, partial differential equations, and analytic geometry has been an inspiration to mathematicians and economists everywhere, and Professor Nirenberg&#39;s unparallelled leadership in analysis has revolutionized our understanding of the power of analytical methods.&nbsp; Their foundational works continue to profoundly influence research in mathematics and economics, to the lasting benefit of us all,&quot; writes Robert Bryant, AMS President.<br /> <br /> Nash has received the Nobel Prize in Economics (1994), the John von Neumann Theory Prize (1978) and the&nbsp;<a href="/notices/199904/comm-steele-prz.pdf">AMS Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research</a>&nbsp;(1999). Nirenberg has received the AMS B&ocirc;cher Memorial Prize (1959), the inaugural Crafoord Prize (1982), the AMS Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement (1994), the first Chern Medal for lifetime achievement (2010), and--along with Luis A. Caffarelli and Robert Kohn<span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">&mdash;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">the&nbsp;<a href="/notices/201404/noti-p393.pdf">AMS&nbsp; Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research</a>&nbsp;(2014).</span><br /> <br /> See also: <a href="/notices/200204/fea-nirenberg.pdf">Interview&nbsp;with Louis Nirenberg</a>&nbsp;by <em>Notices</em> senior writer and deputy editor Allyn Jackson (<em>Notices of the AMS</em>, April 2002), <a href="/notices/201103/rtx110300469p.pdf">&quot;On the Work of Louis Nirenberg</a>, and &quot;<a href="/notices/199810/milnor.pdf">John Nash and &#39;A Beautiful Mind&#39;&quot;</a> by John Milnor, on Nash&#39;s work and his biography by Sylvia Nasar (Notices of the AMS, November 1998).<!--</p--></p>