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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2776Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EST<a href="/images/MRC15-top.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/MRC15-top.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 75px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a>
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<em>"The collaborating aspect made all the difference. As a collective we were able to learn from each other and discuss open problems and make some advancement."</em> Read about the <a href="/programs/research-communities/mrc-15-highlights">2015 Mathematics Research Communities</a> (MRC) summer conferences 'Commutative Algebra', 'Financial Mathematics' and 'Differential Equations, Probability and Sea Ice'.</p>
New Editors at PhD + Epsilon Blog
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2762Thu, 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="http://blogs.ams.org/phdplus/#sthash.uR2umPxd.62Tfjzn3.dpbs">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
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2756Mon, 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's direction, so please vote.</p>
ICIAM 2015 Prize Winners Announced
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2755Wed, 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="http://www.iciam2015.cn/ICIAM%20Announces%202015%20ICIAM%20Prizes.html">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>, Université Pierre et Marie Curie; <strong>Björn Engquist</strong>, University of Texas at Austin; and <strong>Li Tatsien</strong>, Fudan University, Shanghai.<!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --></p>
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The awards were given at the ICIAM 2015 in Beijing, China:</p>
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<em><strong>Collatz Prize</strong></em> to <strong>Annalisa Buffa</strong> "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."</li>
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<em><strong>Lagrange Prize</strong></em> to <strong>Andrew J. Majda</strong> "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, ﬂuid dynamics and atmosphere climate science."</li>
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<em><strong>Maxwell Prize</strong></em> to <strong>Jean-Michel Coron</strong> "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."</li>
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<em><strong>Pioneer Prize</strong></em> to <strong>Björn Engquist</strong> "for fundamental contributions in the ﬁeld of applied mathematics, numerical analysis and scientiﬁc computing which have had long-lasting impact in the ﬁeld as well as successful applications in science, engineering and industry."</li>
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<em><strong>Su Buchin Prize</strong></em> to <strong>Li Tatsien</strong> "in recognition of his outstanding contributions to applied mathematics and to the dissemination of mathematical sciences in developing countries."</li>
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Read <a href="http://www.iciam2015.cn/ICIAM%20Announces%202015%20ICIAM%20Prizes.html">about the ICIAM Prizes and more about the work of the winners.</a></p>
<a href="http://www.iciam2015.cn/ICIAM%20Announces%202015%20ICIAM%20Prizes.html"> </a>Bridges 2015: Highlights of the Conference on Mathematics Connections in Art, Music, and Science
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2754Tue, 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>
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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
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2750Wed, 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 "A Counterexample to the Hirsch Conjecture," <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
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2742Thu, 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 Matemática (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
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2739Tue, 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="http://www.maa.org/news/us-team-takes-first-place-at-international-mathematical-olympiad">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="http://www.imo-official.org/year_country_r.aspx?year=2015">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>
AMS Fall Sectional Meetings
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2720Wed, 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
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2721Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST<p>
<a href="http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/meetings/national/jmm2016/2181_intro" 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="http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/meetings/national/jmm2016/2181_intro">up-to-date JMM 2016 information</a>.</p>