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.

Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Chaos Crib Sheet," by Mitch Leslie. Science, 10 May 2002, page 987.

This short piece in the NetWatch section describes a web site dealing withchaos theory. The site, "shouldmake fruitful supplemental reading for an undergraduate or high school studenttrying to come to grips with concepts such as fractional dimension."

--- Mike Breen

American Mathematical Society