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

"Down to Earth with a Bump": Review of Isaac Newton, by James Gleick.Reviewed by Graham Farmelo. NewScientist, 19 July 2003, page 50.

This new biography of Isaac Newton is written by the author of the best-sellingChaos: Making a New Science and is based in large part on his study ofprimary sources. "For my money this is Gleick's best book, and withoutquestion the finest short life of science's most perplexing figure," thereviewer writes.

--- Allyn Jackson

American Mathematical Society