Important information regarding the recent AMS power outage.

The transformer that provides electricity to the AMS building in Providence went down on Sunday, April 22. The restoration of our email, website, AMS Bookstore and other systems is almost complete. We are currently running on a generator but overnight a new transformer should be hooked up and (fingers crossed) we should be fine by 8:00 (EDT) Wednesday morning. This issue has affected selected phones, which should be repaired by the end of today. No email was lost, although the accumulated messages are only just now being delivered so you should expect some delay.

Thanks for your patience.


Bôcher Memorial Prize

Professor Maxime Bocher

The Bôcher Prize is awarded for a notable paper in analysis published during the preceding six years. The work must be published in a recognized, peer-reviewed venue

About the Prize

The first to be offered by the AMS, this prize was founded in memory of Professor Maxime Bôcher (pictured), who served as President of the AMS from 1909-1910. The original endowment was contributed by members of the Society. A generous donor augmented the endowment in 2008.

Prize Details:
The current prize amount is $5,000 and the prize is awarded every 3 years.

Next Prize: January 2020

Nomination Period: 1 March – 30 June 2019

Nomination Procedure: Submit a letter of nomination, a complete bibliographic citation for the work being nominated, and a brief citation that explains why the work is important.

Nominate a colleague

Most Recent Recipients: The 2017 Bôcher Prize was awarded to András Vasy for his fundamental paper 'Microlocal analysis of asymptotically hyperbolic and Kerr-de Sitter spaces'; Inventiones Mathematicae, 194 (2013), 381-513.

See previous prizes


American Mathematical Society