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Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.

See the new list of 2015 FELLOWS HERE and the full list of Fellows HERE. 


November 1, 2014: The list of the 2015  Class of Fellows is now public on the AMS website.

January 10-13, 2015, Joint Mathematics Meetings: A reception to take place during the Joint Mathematics Meetings will welcome new Fellows.

February 1 - March 31, 2015:  Nomination period for next annual election process of new Fellows.

The next Annual Election Process begins February 1, 2015.

Learn how to make or support a nomination in the Requirements and Nomination Guide.

Nominators check back for the link HERE after February 1, 2015. The nomination period for the third annual election process begins February 1, 2015 and closes March 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. 

The 2016 class of Fellows will be chosen by the AMS’ Selection Committee, comprised of 12 members of the AMS who are also Fellows.  The Council will determine the number of new Fellows each year.  Those members chosen by the Selection Committee are then invited to become Fellows of the AMS.

The goals of the Fellows program are:

  • To create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession.
  • To honor not only the extraordinary but also the excellent.
  • To lift the morale of the profession by providing an honor more accessible than those currently available.
  • To make mathematicians more competitive for awards, promotion, and honors when they are being compared with colleagues from other disciplines.
  • To support the advancement of more mathematicians in leadership positions in their own institutions and in the broader society.

The responsibilities of Fellows are:

  • To take part in the election of new Fellows,
  • To present a “public face” of excellence in mathematics, and
  • To advise the President and/or the Council on public matters when requested.

The target number of Fellows will be determined by the AMS Council as a percentage of the number of members.  The target percentage will be revisited by the Council at least once every ten years and may be increased or decreased in light of the history of the nomination and selection process. The intended size of each year’s class of new Fellows should be set with this target size in mind.  View information about the initial implementation in 2013.

Following a selection process, individuals will be invited to become Fellows. They may decline and they may also resign as Fellows at any time.  Fellows receive a certificate, and their names will be listed on the AMS website. The names of new Fellows will also be included in the Notices each year.

If they are not already Fellows, the AMS President and Secretary will be made Fellows when they take office.

2015 Fellows have now been announced and appear on lists linked near the top of this page.   View the list of the 2015 class of Fellows sorted by name or by institution.  A dessert reception is held annually Joint Mathematics Meetings honoring new and existing Fellows of the AMS.

Questions about the Fellows program should be directed to the AMS Membership and Programs Department at 800-321-4267, ext 4113 or by email to Steven Ferrucci