AMS News http://www.ams.org AMS News - RSS Feed Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST en-us 2015 National Who Wants to Be a Mathematician http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2549 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2549 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/wwtbam-jmm2015-bryant-sam-vogan.jpg"><img alt="Robert Bryant, Sam Korsky, and David Vogan" src="/images/thumbs/wwtbam-jmm2015-bryant-sam-vogan.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 81px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a>Sam Korsky</strong> (pictured with AMS President-elect Robert Bryant, left, and AMS President David Vogan, right) of Glenbrook North High School (IL) won the 2015 national <em>Who Wants to Be a Mathematician</em> at the recent Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio. Sam won a very close and exciting match which earned him $5,000, a TI-Nspire CX, and $5,000 for the Glenbrook math department. <a href="/programs/students/wwtbam/jmm2015">See photos, videos, and a description of the 2015 semifinals and finals</a>. (Photo: Goen South.)</p> AMS Spring 2015 Sectional Meetings http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2536 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2536 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong>March 7-8</strong>: <a href="/meetings/sectional/2225_program.html">Georgetown University, Washington, DC</a>, including Einstein Public Lecture, &quot;Cancer by the Numbers,&quot; by Simon Tavar&eacute;<br /> <strong>March 14-15</strong>: <a href="/meetings/sectional/2229_program.html">Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI</a><br /> <strong>March 27-29</strong>: <a href="/meetings/sectional/2224_program.html">University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL</a><br /> <strong>April 18-19</strong>: <a href="/meetings/sectional/2218_program.html">University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV </a><br /> See <a href="/meetings/sectional/sectional.html">all upcoming AMS Sectional Meetings</a>.</p> 2015 Mathematical Art Exhibition Awards http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2538 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2538 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST <a href="/images/jmm15-pfitzenmaier.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/jmm15-pfitzenmaier.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 67px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a> <p> The 2015 Mathematical Art Exhibition Awards were made at the Joint Mathematics Meetings last week &quot;for aesthetically pleasing works that combine mathematics and art.&quot; <em><strong>&quot;Penrose Pursuit 2,&quot;</strong></em> by <strong>Kerry Mitchell</strong> was awarded <em>Best photograph, painting, or print</em>; <em><strong>&quot;Map Coloring Jewelry Set,&quot;</strong></em> by <strong>Susan Goldstine</strong> was awarded <em>Best textile, sculpture, or other medium</em>; and <em><strong>&quot;15 Irregular Hexahedra,&quot;</strong></em> by <strong>Aaron Pfitzenmaier </strong>received <em>Honorable Mention</em>. See the <a href="/news?news_id=2537">news release</a> for images and descriptions of these works and for information about the award.</p> AMS Congressional Briefing http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2540 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2540 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/Ghrist.0082-t.jpg"><img alt="Robert Ghrist" src="/images/thumbs/Ghrist.0082-t.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 67px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a>The AMS recently held a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss <a href="/policy/government/outreach/CongressBriefing2014">&quot;The Future of Mathematics: Education &amp; Innovation.</a>&quot;&nbsp; The briefing was led by <strong>Robert Ghrist</strong>, University of Pennsylvania, who addressed the role of innovation--both in research and education--in the future of mathematics.</p> JMM2015 Blog http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2535 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2535 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST <p><a href="/images/jmm-2015-logo.jpg"><img alt="JMM 2015 logo" src="/images/thumbs/jmm-2015-logo.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 64px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a>Relive the fun at the recent Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, or catch up on what you missed, on the <a href="http://blogs.ams.org/jmm2015/">JMM2015 Blog</a> by Adriana Salerno, Anna Haensch, and Joshua Batson. Nate Silver Awarded 2015 JPBM Communications Award http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2528 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2528 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/comm-silver-2015.jpg"><img alt="Nate Silver" src="/images/thumbs/comm-silver-2015.jpg" style="width: 67px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a>Nate Silver</strong> was awarded the <a href="/news?news_id=2527">2015 JPBM Communications Award</a> &quot;for his award-winning FiveThirtyEight.com website, his <em>New York Times</em> bestseller, <em>The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail &ndash; but Some Don&rsquo;t</em>, and a host of other ways in which he has helped the public to better understand the world through sound and innovative use of statistics and extraordinarily lucid explanations of his work.&quot; (Photo by Allen Kee/ESPN Images.)</p> AMS Project NExT Fellows http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2505 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2505 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/next-2014.jpg"><img alt="Four AMS Project NExT Fellows with Eric Friedlander" src="/images/thumbs/next-2014.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 59px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a>The six 2014 AMS Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellows (four of whom are pictured here with former AMS President Eric M. Friedlander, far left) are: <strong>Timur Akhunov</strong>, University of Rochester (far right), <strong>Nathanial Burch</strong>, Gonzaga University (center), <strong>James Collins</strong>, West Texas A&amp;M University, <strong>Martha Precup</strong>, Baylor University, <strong>Amanda Schaeffer Fry</strong>, Metropolitan State University of Denver (second from left), and <strong>Mutiara Sondjaja</strong>, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University (second from right). <!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --> <a href="http://www.maa.org/programs/faculty-and-departments/project-next">Project NExT</a> is a professional development program of the MAA for new or recent PhDs in the mathematical sciences that addresses all aspects of an academic career. Each year the AMS sponsors six Project NExT Fellows who show promise in mathematics research. The fellowships allow recipients to attend special events at MathFest and at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, where the AMS also conducts activities for the AMS NExT Fellows.</p> Math Project Wins 2014 Siemens Competition http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2508 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2508 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/siemens-tian-2014.jpg"><img alt="Peter Tian with check" src="/images/thumbs/siemens-tian-2014.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 67px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a><strong>Peter Tian</strong> (second from right) of The Wellington School (OH) won the top prize of a US$100,000 scholarship for his project, &quot;Extremal Functions of Forbidden Multidimensional Matrices,&quot; in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. (Photo: Siemens Foundation, left to right: Siemens Foundation CEO David Etzwiler, Siemens USA President and CEO Eric Spiegel, Peter Tian, and lead judge Robert Miller.) <!-- AMSNEWSBREAK -->The second-place prize, a $50,000 scholarship, went to <strong>Joseph Zurier</strong>, Classical High School (RI), for his project &quot;Generalizations of the Joints Problem.&quot; Joseph is a previous <em>Who Wants to Be a Mathematician</em> champ, winning the top prize as a sophomore on <a href="/programs/students/wwtbam/pi-day-2013">Pi Day last year</a>.</p> <p> In the team portion of the Siemens Competition, <strong>Jonathan Chan</strong> (Bergen County Academies, NJ) and <strong>Michael Seaman</strong> (Homeschool, NJ) won third place and a $40,000 scholarship for &quot;On the Distribution of Discriminants Over a Finite Field&quot;; and <strong>Shakthi Shrima</strong> (Homeschool, TX), <strong>Adam Forsyth</strong> (Georgetown Day School, DC), and <strong>Jacob Gurev</strong> (Mira Loma High School, CA) won fifth place and a $20,000 scholarship for &quot;Metacommutation of the Hurwitz Integers and the Projective Line Over F<sub>p</sub>.&quot; This year is the 15th for the competition, a program of the Siemens Foundation. <a href="http://inr.synapticdigital.com/siemens/2014competition/">See more about the winners</a>, including links to their bios.</p> Levent Alpoge to Receive 2015 AMS-MAA-SIAM Morgan Prize http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2503 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2503 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/morgan-alpoge-2015.jpg"><img alt="Levent Alpoge" src="/images/thumbs/morgan-alpoge-2015.jpg" style="width: 81px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a><strong>Levent Alpoge</strong> (left) will be awarded the <a href="/news?news_id=2502">2015 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate Student in Mathematics</a> at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas &quot;for several contributions in the fields of number theory, probability, and combinatorics.&quot;</p> Peter Scholze to Receive 2015 Cole Prize http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2501 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2501 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/cole-scholze-2015.jpg"><img alt="Peter Scholze" src="/images/thumbs/cole-scholze-2015.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 84px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a>Peter Scholze</strong>, Hausdorff Professor of Mathematics at the University of Bonn, will be awarded the <a href="/news?news_id=2500">2015 AMS Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra</a> at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas for &quot;his work on perfectoid spaces which has led to a solution of an important special case of the weight-monodromy conjecture of Deligne.&quot; (Photo G. Bergman.)</p>