AMS News http://www.ams.org AMS News - RSS Feed Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST en-us 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> 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>