AMS News AMS News - RSS Feed Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EST en-us 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> Fulkerson Prize to Francisco Santos Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> The 2015 Delbert Ray Fulkerson Prize has been awarded to <strong>Francisco Santos</strong>, University of Cantabria (Spain), for his paper &quot;A Counterexample to the Hirsch Conjecture,&quot; <em>Annals of Mathematics</em> (2012). The Fulkerson Prize is sponsored jointly by the Mathematical Optimization Society and the AMS, and is given every three years for outstanding papers in the area of discrete mathematics. <a href="/profession/prizes-awards/ams-prizes/fulkerson-prize">Read more about the Fulkerson Prize</a>.</p> Highlights of the Joint AMS-EMS-SPM Meeting Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> The Joint International Meeting of the AMS, European Mathematical Society (EMS) and Portuguese Mathematical Society/Sociedad Portuguesa de Matem&aacute;tica (SPM) drew 1103 participants from 59 countries. See <a href="/meetings/international/ams-portugal-mtg15">highlights of this meeting</a> held at the University of Porto in the UNESCO world heritage city of Porto, Portugal, June 10-13, 2015.</p> U.S. Team Takes First in 2015 IMO Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/usimo-2015.jpg"><img alt="US IMO 2015 team" src="/images/thumbs/usimo-2015.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 67px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a>The U.S. team finished first with 185 points at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Five members of the team--<strong>Ryan Alweiss</strong> (Bergen County Academies, NJ), <strong>Allen Liu</strong> (Penfield Senior High School, NY), <strong>Yang Liu</strong> (Ladue Horton Watkins High School, MO), <strong>Shyam Narayanan</strong> (Blue Valley West High School, KS), and <strong>David Stoner</strong> (South Aiken High School, SC)--earned gold medals while <strong>Michael Kural</strong> (Greenwich High School, CT) earned a silver medal. The team from China finished second with 181 points and the South Korean team was third with 161 points. (Photo, left to right: Michael Kural, Yang Liu, Allen Liu, Ryan Alweiss, Shyam Narayanan, and David Stoner, courtesy of the MAA.) <!-- AMSNEWSBREAK -->Three of the six U.S. team members are former contestants in <em>Who Wants to Be a Mathematician</em> (WWTBAM). Michael Kural qualified as a sophomore for the 2015 national WWTBAM in San Antonio, Shyam Narayanan was a four-time participant in the national WWTBAM, winning as a freshman in 2012, and David Stoner won a regional WWTBAM at the College of Charleston Math Meet in 2014 and was a member of the runner-up team at a WWTBAM game at the ARML competition in May at the University of Georgia. All the participants on the U.S. team were selected through a series of competitions organized by the <a href="">Mathematical Association of America</a> (MAA), culminating with the USA Mathematical Olympiad. The U.S. team leader was <strong>Po-Shen Loh</strong> of Carnegie Mellon University. See <a href="">results of the 2015 IMO</a>, which had more than 100 countries participating. The 2016 IMO will be July 6-16 in Hong Kong.</p> 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="" 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>