Memorial Article

Mary Cartwright (1900--1998)
Shawnee McMurran and James Tattersall

Communications

Interview with AMS President Arthur Jaffe
Allyn Jackson

1998 Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences (First Report)
Paul W. Davis, James W. Maxwell, Kinda M. Remick

From the AMS

1998 Election Results

1999 Election (Call for Suggestions)

1999 Election (Nomination by Petition)

Call for Nominations--Morgan Prize

Call for Nominations--Steele Prize

Feature Articles

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Linear Systems of Plane Curves
Rick Miranda
The dimension of the space of plane curves vanishing to certain orders at finitely many points is counterintuitive. This article examines what is known toward proving a conjecture from the 1980s about this dimension.


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Twenty Years of Attacks on the RSA Cryptosystem
Dan Boneh
The RSA encryption system is used to secure many commercial transactions, including communications on the Internet and ordinary credit card payments. The author gives a number of ways in which slight carelessness in using the system can render it vulnerable.

Departments

Editorial
"Small Steps" - Anthony W. Knapp

Commentary
"Compute and Conjecture" - Susan Landau
Letters to the Editor

Mathematics People
AAAS Fellows Elected / Putnam Prizes Awarded / Pi Mu Epsilon Awards Student Prizes / NRC-Ford Foundation Minority Fellowships Awarded / Deaths

Mathematics Opportunities
IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute / Special Minisymposium at ICIAM 99 / Travel Grants for Women in Mathematics / Prize for Achievement in Information-based Complexity / Conference Announcement / 1999 NSF-CBMS Regional Conferences

For Your Information
NSF to Sponsor Conference on Doctoral Programs / Departments Coordinate Job Offer Deadlines

Reference and Book List

Mathematics Calendar

New Publications Offered by the AMS

Publications of Continuing Interest

Meetings and Conferences

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