AMS News http://www.ams.org AMS News - RSS Feed Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST en-us American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elections - 2015 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2665 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2665 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST <a href="/images/amer-acad-seal-large.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/amer-acad-seal-large.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 80px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a> <p> The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected 197 new fellows and 16 foreign honorary members for 2015. Following are the new fellows whose work involves the mathematical sciences.</p> <p> <strong>L&aacute;szl&oacute; Babai</strong>, University of Chicago; <strong>G&eacute;rard Ben Arous</strong>, New York University; <strong>Bj&ouml;rn Engquist</strong>, University of Texas at Austin; <strong>Igor B. Frenkel</strong>, Yale University; <strong>William P. Minicozzi II</strong>, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; <strong>Jill Pipher</strong>, Brown University; and <strong>Roger M. Temam</strong>, Indiana University.<!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --></p> <p> One of the nation&#39;s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, the humanities and culture, and education. The new members are listed <a href="https://www.amacad.org/multimedia/pdfs/alphalist2015.pdf">alphabetically</a> and <a href="https://www.amacad.org/multimedia/pdfs/classlist2015.pdf">by discipline</a>. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 10, 2015, at the Academy&#39;s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.</p> Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at Providence College http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2666 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2666 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/wwtbam-ri2015-john-hamre.jpg"><img alt="Teacher Chris Hamre with winner John Perino" src="/images/thumbs/wwtbam-ri2015-john-hamre.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 67px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a>John Perino</strong> (at left with his teacher, Chris Hamre) celebrated Mathematics Awareness Month in a big way when he won $3,000 from the AMS and a TI-Nspire CX from Texas Instruments playing <a href="/programs/students/wwtbam/ri-2015"><em>Who Wants to Be a Mathematician</em> at Providence College</a>.</p> 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>