AMS News http://www.ams.org AMS News - RSS Feed Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST en-us 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> Jeffrey Lagarias and Chuanming Zong to Receive 2015 Conant Prize http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2499 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2499 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/conant-lagarias-2015.jpg"><img alt="Jeffrey Lagarias" src="/images/thumbs/conant-lagarias-2015.jpg" style="width: 78px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a><a href="/images/conant-zong-2015.jpg"><img alt="Chuanming Zong" src="/images/thumbs/conant-zong-2015.jpg" style="width: 75px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a>Jeffrey Lagarias</strong> (left) of the University of Michigan and <strong>Chuanming Zong</strong> (right) of Peking University will be awarded the <a href="/news?news_id=2498">2015 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize</a> at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas for their article <a href="/notices/201211/rtx121101540p.pdf">&quot;Mysteries in Packing Regular Tetrahedra,&quot;</a> (<i>Notices of the AMS</i>, December 2012).</p> Umberto Bottazzini to Receive 2015 AMS Whiteman Prize http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2494 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2494 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/whiteman-bottazzini-2015.jpg"><img alt="Umberto Bottazzini" src="/images/thumbs/whiteman-bottazzini-2015.jpg" style="width: 66px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a>Umberto Bottazzini</strong> (left), University of Milan, will be awarded the <a href="/news?news_id=2493">2015 AMS Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize</a> at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas for &quot;his many works in the history of mathematics, notably on the rise of modern mathematics in Italy and on analysis in the 19th and early 20th centuries.&quot; (Photo by Vieri Bottazzini.)</p> Emmanuel Cand&egrave;s to Receive 2015 AMS-SIAM Birkhoff Prize http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2485 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2485 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/birkhoff-candes-2015.jpg"><img alt="Emmanuel Candes" src="/images/thumbs/birkhoff-candes-2015.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 66px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a>Emmanuel Cand&egrave;s</strong> (left), Stanford University, will be awarded the <a href="/news?news_id=2484">2015 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics</a> at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas &quot;for his work on compressed sensing that has revolutionized signal processing and medical imaging and his related work on computational harmonic analysis, statistics and scientific computing.&quot;</p> AMS Election Results http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2483 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2483 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST <p> See <a href="/about-us/governance/elections/election-results">results of the 2014 AMS election</a>, including the outcomes of the elections of vice-president and trustee.</p> Hee Oh to Receive 2015 AMS Satter Prize http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2474 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2474 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/satter-oh-2015.jpg"><img alt="Hee Oh" src="/images/thumbs/satter-oh-2015.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 69px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a>Hee Oh</strong> (left) of Yale University will be awarded the <a href="/news?news_id=2473">2015 AMS Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize</a> at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas. Oh is honored for her &quot;fundamental contributions to the fields of dynamics on homogeneous spaces, discrete subgroups of Lie groups, and applications to number theory.&quot;</p> 2015 Steele Prizes http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2465 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2465 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST <p> At the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, <strong>Victor Kac</strong>, MIT, will be awarded the <a href="/news?news_id=2462">2015 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement</a>, <strong>Rostislav Grigorchuk</strong>, Texas A&amp;M University, will be awarded the <a href="/news?news_id=2463">2015 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research</a>, and <strong>Robert Lazarsfeld</strong>, Stony Brook University, will be awarded the <a href="/news?news_id=2464">2015 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition</a>. The prizes will be given on Sunday, Jan. 11 during the Joint Prize Session.</p> 2014 Arnold Ross Lecture http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2472 http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2472 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST <p> <em><a href="/images/wwtbam-arl2014-cohn1.jpg"><img alt="Henry Cohn" src="/images/thumbs/wwtbam-arl2014-cohn1.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 75px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px; float: left;" /></a>What&#39;s the densest sphere packing in a million dimensions</em>? In the <a href="/programs/students/wwtbam/arl2014">2014 Arnold Ross Lecture</a><strong>, Henry Cohn</strong>, Microsoft Research and MIT, explained&nbsp; why this is a hard question and one with applications to modern communication. Following Cohn&#39;s lecture, eight students played <em>Who Wants to Be a Mathematician</em>.</p>