AMS News AMS News - RSS Feed Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EST en-us 2015-2016 AMS Project NExT Fellows Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/project-next-2015-16.jpg"><img alt="2015-16 Project NExT Fellows" src="/images/thumbs/project-next-2015-16.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 57px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a>Each year the Society supports six Project NExT Fellows. The six for this academic year and their employing institutions are: <strong>Thomas Bellsky</strong> (University of Maine), <strong>Vindya Bhat</strong> (New York University), <strong>Houssein El Turkey</strong> (University of New Haven), <strong>Marie Jameson</strong> (University of Tennessee), <strong>Anisah Nu&#39;Man</strong> (Trinity College), and <strong>Alexander Zupan</strong> (University of Nebraska-Lincoln). (Photo: New Project NExT Fellows at this year&#39;s MathFest, courtesy of the MAA).<!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --> <a href="">Project NExT</a> (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program of the MAA for new or recent PhDs. Almost 1600 people have been named Fellows since the program&#39;s inception in 1994.</p> Cohen and Small Receive Golden Goose Award Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <a href="/images/golden-goose.png"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/golden-goose.png" style="width: 100px; height: 62px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a><strong>Dr. Joel E. Cohen</strong>, mathematical biologist and Abby Rockefeller Mauz&eacute; Professor at Rockefeller University, and his colleague <strong>Dr. Christopher Small</strong>, a geophysicist at Columbia University&rsquo;s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, have been awarded the 2015 Golden Goose Award for their research into &lsquo;hypsographic demography&rsquo; -- the study of how human populations are distributed with respect to altitude.<!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --><!--?p--></p> <p> Their work, which was supported by the National Science Foundation and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, brought together their diverse fields of expertise to provide insights into a wide range of implications for populations in different altitudes, such as food production and packaging, biomedical science and manufacturing. See a detailed description of their work, <a href="">&quot;Of Maps and Men.&quot;</a></p> <p> The Golden Goose Awards, of which the AMS is a sponsor, recognizes seemingly obscure federally-funded research that has led to major breakthroughs that resulted in significant societal impact. &nbsp;The awards have strong bi-partisan congressional support and are awarded each year at a ceremony in Washington, DC.</p> <p> The <a href="">2015 Golden Goose Awards</a> were also presented to <strong>Drs. Torsten Wiesel </strong>and<strong> David Hubel</strong> for their work on neuroplasticity and vision; and <strong>Drs. Walter Mischel, Yuichi Shoda </strong>and <strong>Philip Peake</strong> for their work in understanding human development and behavior.</p> <p> Dr. Joel Cohen had previously made a presentation to congressional representatives on the intersection of mathematics and biology at an annual <a href="/news?news_id=183">AMS Congressional Briefing</a>. &nbsp; The AMS congratulates all of this year&rsquo;s Golden Goose Award winners.</p> Mathematics Research Communities - 2015 Wed, 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> <p> <em>&quot;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.&quot;</em> Read about the <a href="/programs/research-communities/mrc-15-highlights">2015 Mathematics Research Communities</a> (MRC) summer conferences &quot;Commutative Algebra,&quot; &quot;Financial Mathematics&quot; and &quot;Differential Equations, Probability and Sea Ice.&quot;</p> 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> AMS Fall Sectional Meetings Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> * 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> MCA 2017 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> <strong><a href="/images/MCA-17-banner-sm.jpg"><img alt="" src="/images/thumbs/MCA-17-banner-sm.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 16px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;" /></a>July 24-28, 2017:</strong> The <a href="">Mathematical Congress of the Americas 2017</a> (MCA2017) will be held in Montr&eacute;al, Canada.</p> Lee and Schnell Receive AMS Centennial Fellowships Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 EST <p> Providence, RI: <strong><a href="/images/centennial-2015-lee.jpg"><img alt="Kyungyong Lee" src="/images/thumbs/centennial-2015-lee.jpg" style="width: 75px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a><a href="/images/centennial-2015-schnell.jpg"><img alt="Christian Schnell" src="/images/thumbs/centennial-2015-schnell.jpg" style="width: 74px; height: 100px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; float: left;" /></a>Kyungyong Lee</strong> (left) of Wayne State University and <strong>Christian Schnell</strong> (right) of Stony Brook University have been awarded prestigious AMS Centennial Fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of US$87,000, plus an expense allowance of $8,700. (Photos courtesy of the Department of Mathematics at Wayne State University and Christian Schnell.)<!-- AMSNEWSBREAK --></p> <p> <strong>Kyungyong Lee</strong> received his PhD in 2008 from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He held postdoctoral positions at Purdue University and the University of Connecticut before taking his present position at Wayne State University. In fall 2016, he will move to the University of Nebraska--Lincoln.</p> <p> Lee&#39;s research focuses on problems at the intersection of four distinct but related areas of mathematics: algebra, combinatorics, geometry, and topology. He will use the Centennial Fellowship to visit the University of Michigan and the University of Connecticut.</p> <p> Born in Germany in 1979, <strong>Christian Schnell</strong> received his PhD from Ohio State University in 2008 and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, and the University of Bonn. He has been at Stony Brook University since 2012.</p> <p> Schnell&#39;s research is in algebraic geometry, a thriving area of mathematics that investigates the deep connections between number and form and that in recent years has exhibited surprising connections to physics. Schell will use the Centennial Fellowship to do research at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, the &Eacute;cole Polytechnique in Paris, and the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Kyoto. He will also work with a collaborator, Claude Sabbah, on a research monograph.</p> <p> Established in 1988 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the AMS, the Centennial Fellowship plays a special role by supporting outstanding young mathematicians at a critical stage in their careers, as they make the transition from the postdoctoral/junior faculty stage to senior positions. The primary selection criterion is excellence in research achievement. Many Centennial Fellows have gone on to become leaders in the field.</p> <p> Support for the Centennial Fellowship comes from an AMS endowment, as well as from individual mathematicians who each year make generous donations to support AMS programs.</p> <p> <a href="/profession/prizes-awards/ams-awards/centennial-fellow">Find out more about the Centennial Fellowships</a> as well as other <a href="/profession/prizes-awards/prizes">AMS and AMS-affiliated distinctions.</a></p> <p> [% ams_include('pao-contact') %]</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> * * * * *</p> <p> <em>Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, the American Mathematical Society fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life.</em></p>