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.


Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry

Oswald Veblen

The award is made for a notable research work in geometry or topology that has appeared in the last six years. The work must be published in a recognized, peer-reviewed venue.

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

Next Prize: January 2019

Nomination Period: 1 March – 30 June 2018

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.

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Most Recent Prize: The 2016 Veblen Prize was awarded to Fernando Codá Marques and André Neves, for their remarkable work on variational problems in differential geometry [including] the proof of the Willmore conjecture. This work resolved a longstanding question about the nature of surfaces.

About this Prize: This prize was established in 1961 in memory of Professor Oswald Veblen through a fund contributed by former students and colleagues. The fund was later doubled by the widow of Professor Veblen. An anonymous donor generously augmented the fund in 2008. In 2013, in honor of her late father, John L. Synge, who knew and admired Oswald Veblen, Cathleen Synge Morawetz and her husband, Herbert, substantially increased the endowment.

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American Mathematical Society