AMS News AMS News - RSS Feed Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST en-us Recent on AMS Blogs Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> Mathematicians are covering interesting topics on all the AMS Blogs: <a href="">&quot;What can I do this summer to be ready to start a PhD program in the fall?,&quot;</a> by Ricardo Cortez; <a href="">&quot;The surprising unity of all fields of human endeavor,&quot;</a> by Adriana Salerno; <a href="">&quot;Zariski surgically dissecting a flawed proof,&quot;</a> by Edward Dunne; <a href="">&quot;The First Year of <em>On Teaching and Learning Mathematics</em>,&quot;</a> by Ben Braun; <a href="">&quot;An Ugly Song That Definitely Won&#39;t Get Stuck In Your Head. I Promise,&quot;</a> by Anna Haensch, among others. The bloggers welcome comments and invite readers to set up an RSS feed to follow them.</p> AMS Fall Sectional Meetings Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> * October 3-4: <a href="/meetings/sectional/2219_program.html">Loyola University Chicago</a><br /> * 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="/images/JMM2016.jpg"><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> AMS Joins 252 Groups and Business Leaders Across the Country in Call for Action for American "Innovation Imperative" Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> The AMS, scores of other organizations, and leaders of American business, industry, higher education, science, and engineering voice an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development --<a href="/news?news_id=2714"> &quot;Innovation: An American Imperative.&quot;</a> The action follows American Academy of Arts &amp; Sciences report, <em>Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream</em>.</p> Macula Named AMS Congressional Fellow Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/MaculaSmall.06-17-15.jpg"><img alt="Dr. Anthony J. Macula" src="/images/thumbs/MaculaSmall.06-17-15.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 67px; float: left; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px;" /></a>The AMS is pleased to announce that <strong>Dr. Anthony J. Macula</strong> has been awarded its 2015-16 Congressional Fellowship.&nbsp; Macula earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Wesleyan University and has been a Professor of Mathematics at the State University of New York, College at Geneseo since 1993.&nbsp; He has done research in pure and applied mathematics, primarily in Combinatorics, Group Testing, Information Theory, Mathematical Biology, Math Education and Topology.<!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --></p> <p> Among his many other accomplishments, Dr. Macula was a rotating program officer in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he served the broad mathematical community in the Division of Mathematical Sciences.&nbsp; He would like to continue to serve the community by contributing to the formation of federal science and education policies and initiatives through the AMS Congressional Fellowship.</p> <p> The Congressional Fellowship program is administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).&nbsp; Fellows spend a year working on the staff of a member of Congress or a congressional committee, working as a special legislative assistant in legislative and policy areas requiring scientific and technical input.</p> <p> See <a href="">more information on the AMS-AAAS Congressional Fellowship</a>.</p> Scholze Awarded 2015 Ostrowski Prize Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/ostrowski-2015-scholze.jpg"><img alt="Peter Scholze" src="/images/thumbs/ostrowski-2015-scholze.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 87px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a>Peter Scholze</strong>, who holds a Hausdorff Chair at the University of Bonn, has been awarded the 2015 Ostrowski Prize for his breakthrough work in arithmetic algebraic geometry, specifically &quot;for developing the theory of perfectoid spaces and successfully applying the theory to address a number of difficult open questions.&quot; The prize carries with it a monetary award of 100,000 Swiss Francs (approximately US$109,000). (Photo: (c) Astrid Slizewski/Uni Bonn.) <!-- AMSNEWSBREAK -->Scholze has received the <a href="/notices/201504/rnoti-p425.pdf">Cole Prize in Algebra</a> (2015), the Clay Research Award (2014), the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize (2013), and the Prix Peccot of the Coll&egrave;ge de France (2013), and was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul in 2014. The <a href="">Ostrowski Prize</a> is awarded every other year by the Ostrowski Foundation for outstanding achievements in pure mathematics or in the foundations of numerical mathematics.</p> 2015 Shaw Prize to Faltings and Iwaniec Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/Faltings-MPI.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/Faltings-MPI.jpg" style="width: 66px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a><a href="/images/iwaniec-rutgers-shaw15.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/iwaniec-rutgers-shaw15.jpg" style="width: 84px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a>The 2015 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences is awarded to <strong>Gerd Faltings</strong>, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany, and <strong>Henryk Iwaniec</strong>, Rutgers University, for &quot;their introduction and development of fundamental tools in number theory, allowing them as well as others to resolve some longstanding classical problems.&quot; The two will share equally in the US$1,000,000 prize. (Photo of Falting: Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany; photo of Iwaniec: Nick Romanenko, Rutgers University.) <!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --></p> <p> Faltings has also received the Fields Medal (1986), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1988), the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (1996), and the King Faisal International Prize for Science (2014). Iwaniec was awarded the <a href="/notices/200204/comm-coleprz.pdf">Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Number Theory (2002)</a>, the <a href="/notices/201104/rtx110400593p.pdf">Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition (2011)</a>, and was a member of the inaugural class of AMS Fellows (2012). The Shaw Prize honors individuals who have achieved significant breakthroughs in academic and scientific research or applications and whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind. There are three prizes annually: in Astronomy, Life Science and Medicine, and Mathematical Sciences. The presentation of the this year&#39;s prizes will occur in a ceremony on September 24. Read more about <a href=";twoid=98&amp;threeid=245&amp;fourid=446">the prize and the work of Faltings and Iwaniec</a>.</p> MCA 2017 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong>July 23-28, 2017:</strong> The <a href="">Mathematical Congress of the Americas 2017</a> (MCA2017) will be held in Montr&eacute;al, Canada.</p> Frank Morgan to be Editor-in-Chief of Notices Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/frank-morgan.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/frank-morgan.jpg" style="width: 81px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a>The AMS is pleased to announce the appointment of <strong>Frank Morgan</strong> as the new Editor-in-Chief of the <a href="/notices/"><em>Notices of the AMS</em></a> for a three-year term commencing January 1, 2016. Morgan is Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Williams College.<!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --></p> <p> A leading researcher in minimal surfaces, <a href="">Morgan</a> has written <a href="">over 200 publications</a>, including six books, and has given over <a href="">800 talks</a>. The breadth of his work, his commitment to students, and his talent in communicating mathematics to a diverse audience will serve the <em>Notices</em> well.</p> <p> Morgan invites wide-ranging suggestions for articles, authors, innovations, consultants, and editors, including self-nominations to be sent to <a href=""></a>.</p> 2015 AMS-AAAS Mass Media Fellow Announced Fri, 05 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/Crowell.MM15-t.jpg"><img alt="Rachel Crowell" src="/images/thumbs/Crowell.MM15-t.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 133px; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a></p> <p> <strong>Rachel Crowell </strong>has been awarded the 2015 AMS-AAAS Mass Media Fellowship.&nbsp; Rachel is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.&nbsp; The AMS will sponsor her fellowship at <em>The Oregonian</em> for ten weeks this summer.<!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --></p> <p> The <a href="/mmfellowship"> Mass Media Science &amp; Engineering Fellows</a> program is organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).&nbsp; This competitive program is designed to improve public understanding of science and technology by placing graduate and post-graduate science, mathematics and engineering students in media outlets nationwide.&nbsp; The fellows work as reporters, researchers and production assistants alongside media professionals to sharpen their communication skills and increase their understanding of the editorial process by which events and ideas become news.</p> <p> The program is available to enrolled college or university students (graduate, doctoral, or upper level undergraduates) in the physical, biological, geological, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics with outstanding written and oral communication skills and a strong interest in learning about the media.</p> <p> In its 41<sup>st</sup> year, this fellowship program has placed over 635 science, mathematics and engineering scholars in media organizations nationwide as they research, write and report today&rsquo;s headlines.&nbsp;</p> <p> See <a href="">more information on the AAAS Mass Media Science &amp; Engineering Fellows Program</a>.</p>