Prizes and Awards News from the American Mathematical SocietyThis feed includes news about mathematics prizes and awards.
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blue ribbon2013 Prime Minister's Prize to Terry Speed Terry Speed, head of bioinformatics at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia, has been awarded the 2013 Prime Minister's Prize for Science "for his influential work using mathematics and statistics to help biologists understand human health and disease." The prize carries with it a cash award of 300,000 Australian dollars (roughly equal to US$300,000). Speed is professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently doing research into the treatment of cancer, specifically the best way to treat cancerous cells. In the 1990s he testified as an expert witness in the O.J. Simpson murder trial about DNA evidence. Read more about Speed in a Hall Institute news release.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2051
09E253FF-FA39-4108-A46A-2A672C194AF2Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:22:55 -0500Miller Awarded Knuth Prize Gary L. Miller of Carnegie-Mellon University has been awarded the 2013 Donald E. Knuth Prize for his "algorithmic contributions to theoretical computer science. His innovations have had a major impact on cryptography as well as number theory, parallel computing, graph theory, mesh generation for scientific computing, and linear system solving." The Knuth Prize, named in honor of Donald Knuth of Stanford University, is given every eighteen months by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing. It carries a cash award of US$5,000.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2039
2218AB28-527E-4B8F-9E94-90AD475A7044Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:22:40 -0500B. H. Neumann Awards Given The Australian Mathematics Trust has awarded several B. H. Neumann Awards for service to the mathematics profession. The honorees are Jan Cavanagh, Mike Clapper, Karen Diehl, Jim Green, Jillian Neale, Jacqui Ramagge, Gregory Taylor, and Anthony Telford. The awards honor Bernhard H. Neumann, who supported mathematics and mathematics teaching at all levels in Australia.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2031
07B4596D-195B-4D61-910D-C6A2F51B8F1AThu, 21 Nov 2013 11:22:24 -0500Pardalos Receives 2013 Carathodory Prize Panos Pardalos of the University of Florida has been awarded the Constantin Caratheodory Prize of the International Society of Global Optimization in recognition of his lifetime contributions to global optimization.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2028
9992C58B-905A-4267-B43B-D4D6B5875E06Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:22:03 -0500NDSEG Fellowships Awarded Sixteen young mathematicians have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships by the Department of Defense (DoD) for 2013. The fellowships are sponsored by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens trained in disciplines of military importance in science and engineering, DoD awards fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. The fellowships are sponsored by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force. The following are the names of the fellows in mathematics, their institutions, and the offices that awarded the fellowships: Noah Arbesfeld, Columbia University, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR); Andrew Binder, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, AFOSR; Adam Bloniarz, University of California Berkeley, AFOSR; Martin Copenhavor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of Naval Research (ONR); Kaveh Danesh, Harvard University, Army Research Office (ARO); Samuel Elder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ONR; Zhou Fan, Stanford University, ARO; William Franks, Rutgers University, ONR; Ewain Gwynne, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ARO; David A. Hyde, Stanford University, AFOSR; Steven Kim, Brown University, ONR; Eric Larson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ONR; Sarah Mousley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ONR; Samuel Pimentel, University of Pennsylvania, ARO; Gil Tabak, Stanford University, AFOSR; Jonathan Wang, University of Chicago, ONR.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2033
5E407BE5-5965-4104-B967-505A16A17340Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:21:22 -0500Prizes of the Canadian Mathematical Society John Grant McLoughlin of the University of New Brunswick has been named the recipient of the 2013 Adrien Pouliot Award of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to mathematics education in Canada. He was honored for his teaching and mentorship, both across Canada and overseas, particularly in Bhutan and in Trinidad and Tobago. Marc Ryser of McGill University has been awarded the 2013 Doctoral Prize for his work in mathematical modeling in bone biology and nonlinear SPDEs. His thesis examines bone remodeling and the stochastic Allen-Cahn equation and related models.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2029
6C3021CC-8352-447B-BAC4-6D48E533754FThu, 21 Nov 2013 11:19:15 -0500Beal Conjecture Prize Increased to $1 MillionPrize enhanced to inspire young mathematicians and spur general interest in mathematics
The AMS announced today that the prize for the solution to the Beal Conjecture, a number theory problem, has been increased to US$1 million. The prize and conjecture are named for D. Andrew “Andy” Beal, a Dallas banker who has a strong interest in number theory and who provided the funds for the Beal Prize.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1910
26A8D7FC-0F41-433E-88B2-C2ADDD130A7AWed, 5 Jun 2013 08:06:15 -04002013 Shaw Prize to DonohoThe 2013 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences, worth US$1 million dollars, is awarded to David L. Donoho (Stanford University) "for his profound contributions to modern mathematical statistics and in particular the development of optimal algorithms for statistical estimation in the presence of noise and of efficient techniques for sparse representation and recovery in large data-sets."
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1905
236A8009-3940-43D4-9824-AA55188F03FFThu, 30 May 2013 09:06:05 -0400Derek Bingham receives CRM-SSC Prize in StatisticsThe CRM-SSC Prize 2013 is awarded to Derek Bingham, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University, "for his outstanding contributions in the area of the design and analysis of experiments in the physical and engineering sciences, specifically in the development of statistical methodology for complex computer simulators, fractional factorial designs for multi-stage experiments, and for optimal robust parameter designs for product variation reduction."
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1904
17C7BB79-2B59-496B-A8F0-5D49EF71380BThu, 30 May 2013 09:06:49 -0400Dick and Pillichshammer Win the 2013 Information-Based Complexity PrizeJosef Dick, University of New South Wales (Australia) and Friedrich Pillichshammer, Johannes Kepler University (Austria), are the recipients of the 2013 Prize for Achievement in Information-Based Complexity.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1884
2621AD0D-7D5E-4796-8D90-BA33D0A66FF5Thu, 30 May 2013 09:07:30 -0400Goldwasser and Micali Receive Turing Awardhafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali have been named the recipients of the 2012 A.M. Turing Award of the Association for Comupting Machinery. Known as the "Nobel Prize in Computing," the Turing Award carries a US$250,000 prize.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1826
A6F3D0CD-F190-400A-883C-27AB9F2230D2Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:17:23 -0400Deligne Wins 2013 Abel PrizePierre Deligne has won the 2013 Abel Prize "for seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields." The Abel Prize, awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, recognizes contributions of extraordinary depth and influence to the mathematical sciences and has been awarded annually since 2003. It carries a cash award of 6 million NOK (about 800,000 Euro or about US$1 million). (Photo by Cliff Moore.)
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1818
8B799AC9-9688-4BD2-89F7-3EC1BD03A778Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:38:39 -04002012 Poincaré Prizes AwardedThe International Association of Mathematical Physics (IAMP) has awarded the 2012 Henri Poincaré Prize for mathematical physics to Nalini Anantharaman, Université Paris-Sud; Freeman Dyson, Institute for Advanced Study; Sylvia Serfaty, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6; and Barry Simon, California Institute of Technology.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1813
9B035BF1-E674-4531-9BE0-FAC60F296E2BWed, 20 Mar 2013 08:38:21 -0400Pierre Simon Awarded Sacks PrizePierre Simon of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been awarded the Gerald Sacks Prize of the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL). He received his Ph.D. in 2011 from the Université Paris-Sud, and, according to the prize citation, his thesis "provides new model theoretic tools and concepts for the study of NIP structures, a generalization of stability that also encompasses o-minimal structures, algebraically closed valued fields, and the p-adics. The thesis makes substantial progress at the full generality of NIP theories, and at the same time obtains new results and new proofs in classical settings. It stands out for its depth, originality, and elegance in seeking the appropriate tools and dividing lines for the subject."
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1814
D623459A-C5A4-4283-B22D-65295255EBC3Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:37:34 -0400Jerison and Lee Receive Bergman PrizeDavid Jerison (left) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and John M. Lee (right) of the University of Washington have been awarded the 2012 Stefan Bergman Prize, the AMS announced today. Jerison and Lee will each receive US$12,494, which is half of the 2012 income from the Stefan Bergman Trust.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1807
8BDE8889-E270-42CB-B38A-0B0A4FD0B546Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:37:13 -0400AMS Epsilon Fund Makes 2013 AwardsFor many mathematically-talented high school students, their enthusiasm for mathematics is reinforced and nurtured in a summer program. The AMS has chosen sixteen summer mathematics programs to receive Epsilon grants for 2013, to help support this new generation of young scholars.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1804
19E862A8-D54D-4790-83FD-4402DEBE3242Wed, 6 Mar 2013 11:47:38 -0500Matui Awarded Operator Algebra PrizeHiroki Matui of Chiba University has been awarded the fourth Operator Algebra Prize for his outstanding contributions to the interaction between topological dynamical systems and C*-algebras and classification of group actions on C-algebras.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1788
38D75EE2-7A33-407D-A71A-219C97BA9E49Wed, 6 Mar 2013 11:47:21 -0500Minac Receives 2013 CMS Excellence in Teaching AwardThe Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Jan Minac (University of Western Ontario) is the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award. The CMS Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes sustained and distinguished contributions in mathematics teaching at the undergraduate level at a Canadian post-secondary education institution.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1786
07B2DDB3-119D-4DAB-B80B-32259B1B31B9Wed, 6 Mar 2013 11:47:03 -0500Reed Awarded 2013 CRM-Fields-PIMS PrizeBruce Reed of McGill University has been awarded the CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize for 2013 "for his profound contributions to difficult and important problems in the areas of graph minors, graph colouring, algorithmic graph theory, random graphs, and the probabilistic analysis of algorithms."
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1787
208DB35A-E0CE-4249-BA73-312D095390EAWed, 6 Mar 2013 11:46:40 -0500AWM Schafer Prize and Service AwardThe Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) presented two awards at the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings: Alice T. Schafer Prize for Excellence in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Woman and the inaugural AWM Service Award.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1773
DF0B24FC-1FE8-497A-B934-3C4CCC37CD18Wed, 6 Mar 2013 11:45:38 -0500Daubechies and Mumford Receive BBVA Foundation AwardIngrid Daubechies, Duke University, and David Mumford, Brown University, have been chosen to receive the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences for 2012.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1770
0D5D9AD2-5B35-475E-B9D6-AEAEB751EFC6Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:35:36 -0500G. D. Mostow and Michael Artin Receive 2013 Wolf PrizeGeorge Daniel Mostow (left), Yale University, and Michael Artin (right), MIT, have been chosen to receive the 2013 Wolf Prize.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1765
A429E239-6F56-4682-9188-BE5D2ABDCB16Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:37:30 -0500Golomb and Mazur Awarded National Medal of ScienceBarry Mazur (Harvard University), left, and Solomon Golomb (University of Southern California) will receive the National Medal of Science in a White House ceremony early this year.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1752
B1A07884-2BCC-4A8D-9E73-14303B91AADEThu, 31 Jan 2013 10:34:53 -05002013 Mathematical Art Exhibition AwardsThe 2013 Mathematical Art Exhibition Awards were made at the Joint Mathematics Meetings last week "for aesthetically pleasing works that combine mathematics and art."
http://ams.org/news?news_id=1754
164E600D-D3A6-48F4-957A-6870591805A5Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:36:02 -05002013 AMS Prizes and AwardsThe AMS is pleased to announce the recipients of the Society's 2013 prizes and awards, to be given at the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
http://www.ams.org/news/ams-news-releases/ams-news-releases
16152F5E-9495-4F16-A809-B50B70AFDDA9Fri, 21 Dec 2012 13:47:23 -0500Fernando Coda Marques Awarded Ramanujan and TWAS PrizesFernando Coda Marques of the Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has been named the recipient of two major prizes for 2012: the Ramanujan Prize of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Neils Henrik Abel Memorial Fund, and the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the TWAS Prize, awarded by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS).
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1729
7F004E74-D738-47B5-9CD4-860C631ABFBBFri, 21 Dec 2012 13:47:04 -0500Bhargava Wins 2012 Infosys PrizeManjul Bhargava, Princeton University, has won the 2012 Infosys Prize for Mathematical Sciences for "his extraordinarily original work in algebraic number theory." The prize carries with it a cash amount of over US$90,000.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1705
DA26A148-609D-4134-A26C-68C05A974359Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:28:33 -05002013 André-Aisenstadt Prize Awarded to Spyros AlexakisSpyros Alexakis (University of Toronto) is the recipient of the 2013 André-Aisenstadt Prize. Alexakis, who works in analysis and mathematical physics, obtained his PhD from Princeton University in 2005 under the supervision of Charles Fefferman and has held a Clay Research Fellowship as well as a Sloan Fellowship.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1694
5E36886D-E68E-4E6D-9B3A-56B7D9EB0F0DMon, 3 Dec 2012 14:28:12 -0500Levin Awarded Knuth PrizeLeonid Levin of Boston University has been awarded the 2012 Knuth Prize "for his visionary research in complexity, cryptography, and information theory, including the discovery of NP-completeness."
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1679
2C75E639-B5D4-47A8-B8F5-8C11C8EDB838Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:27:53 -0500CMS announces 2012 Robinson AwardThe Canadian Mathematical Society announces that Teodor Banica (Toulouse), Serban Belinschi (Queen's), Mireille Capitaine (CNRS), and Benoît Collins (Ottawa) are the recipients of the 2012 G. de B. Robinson Award for their paper "Free Bessel Laws," published in the Canadian Journal of Mathematics.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1674
170B8B03-271A-4CBE-BFF2-E2435DD13D9FMon, 3 Dec 2012 14:27:33 -0500Shapley and Roth Win Nobel PrizeLloyd S. Shapley (pictured), professor emeritus of economics and mathematics at UCLA, and Alvin E. Roth, Harvard Business School, have been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design."
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1662
F1AB29FC-41A0-4E14-B932-34FFD546A466Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:11:40 -0400AMS Supports Golden Goose AwardThe AMS is pleased to be among the sponsors of a new annual award honoring scientists whose federally funded research has led to major scientific advances with significant societal impact. The Golden Goose Award, so named as a parody of the late Senator William Proxmire's Golden Fleece Award, is intended to demonstrate the very real contribution that basic research provides to breakthroughs and innovations in areas such as public health, economics, national security and the environment. The first Golden Goose Award ceremony was held September 13, 2012 in Washington, DC.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1631
A090E1F7-4EA5-4B4E-AF95-469398C9E9B8Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:11:11 -0400SIAM Announces 2012 Prizes to Junior ScientistsThomas A. Goldstein is the recipient of the 2012 Richard C. DiPrima Prize awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), "for his doctoral dissertation, Algorithms and Applications for L1 Minimization, and for devising an algorithm, the split Bregman iteration, which is remarkably effective for L1 minimization, in particular, to applications in compressed sensing and total variation-based image processing. A postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, Goldstein works in the Information Systems Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Sergey Nadtochiy has been awarded the 2012 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (SIAG/FME) Junior Scientist Prize "for his impressive contributions to mathematical finance and his original, sophisticated, and rigorous mathematical analysis of challenging problems in volatility modeling and derivative pricing theory." He is a senior postdoctoral research fellow at the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance and the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1593
C4FC710E-0751-4D91-9422-FF431EB1A81CFri, 31 Aug 2012 08:01:09 -0400Amy Cohen and James Morrow to Receive AWM AwardsThe Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) announces the following awards:
* 2013 Louise Hay Award to Amy Cohen, Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University, "in recognition of her contributions to mathematics education throughout an outstanding 40 year career at Rutgers. Like Louise Hay, her career is remarkable for her achievements as a teacher, scholar, administrator, and human being."
* 2013 Gweneth Humphreys Award to James Morrow, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington. "He has an outstanding record of motivating women students to pursue advanced degrees and research careers in the mathematical sciences. He accomplishes this by encouraging the women, fostering their confidence, and by understanding and anticipating their needs as they follow their interests."
Both awards will be presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA in January 2013.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1586
E5F44504-5FDB-4178-8A2C-A52D36C66BC4Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:00:24 -0400Melania Alvarez to Receive 2012 Adrien Pouliot AwardThe Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) announces Melania Alvarez of the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) is the recipient of the 2012 Adrien Pouliot Award in recognition of her contributions to mathematics education in Canada.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1590
02340C15-E440-4001-B7A5-D5217E7FB0CFFri, 31 Aug 2012 07:59:40 -04002012 Ramanujan Prize to Fernando Coda MarquesFernando Coda Marques of Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) will receive the 2012 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1555
37443517-7CE3-42AC-88DF-AC10E2E26E3FTue, 10 Jul 2012 09:33:26 -0400Kontsevich Wins Shaw PrizeMaxim Kontsevich has won the 2012 Shaw Prize in the Mathematical Sciences "for his pioneering works in algebra, geometry and mathematical physics and in particular deformation quantization, motivic integration and mirror symmetry."
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1528
32035CFE-1E0B-4E2D-8B0E-C479BA9CBA0FWed, 6 Jun 2012 13:55:58 -0400Hodgson Receives CMS 2012 Graham Wright AwardBernard Hodgson (Laval) is the recipient of the 2012 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service. The award recognizes individuals who have made sustained and significant contributions to the Canadian mathematical community and, in particular, to the Canadian Mathematical Society. CMS President Jacques Hurtubise says, "Bernard Hodgson has been a pioneer in opening new spheres of action and in bridging the education and mathematical communities, all the time keeping mathematics at the core."
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1527
06397A09-63EA-45E6-B4FC-7219FF02A49DFri, 1 Jun 2012 13:57:01 -0400G. D. Mostow and Michael Artin Receive 2013 Wolf PrizeGeorge Daniel Mostow (left), Yale University, and Michael Artin (right), MIT, have been chosen to receive the 2013 Wolf Prize.
http://ams.org/news?news_id=1765
6082B618-56C6-4340-82AE-603D64237B24Wed, 30 May 2012 16:01:30 -0400Olver and Tisseur Awarded Adams PrizeSheehan Olver (University of Oxford, currently at University of Sydney) and Françoise Tisseur (University of Manchester) have been jointly awarded the 2011-2012 Adams Prize. "Sheehan Olver and Françoise Tisseur work in different corners of computational mathematics and scientific computing, yet they have both demonstrated their excellence in developing powerful algorithms and subjecting them to deep and effective mathematical analysis." The Adams Prize is awarded each year jointly by the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and St. John's College. See the news release for more information on the Adams Prize and on the work of Olver and Tisseur.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1522
9978BCD3-4190-4D29-B2B8-1AE07E600AF1Wed, 30 May 2012 15:55:53 -0400AMS Presents Menger Awards at Intel ISEF 2012The AMS presented the Karl Menger Memorial Awards at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), held May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, PA. The First Place Award of US$1,000 was given to Fabian Henneke, Xianghui Zhong, and Danial Sanusi, Kippenberg-Gymnasium, Bremen, Germany, for (Almost) Unit-Distance Points in the Polychromatic Plane: Colorings of the n-Dimensional Space. (Photo: First Place Menger Award winners Danial Sanusi (left) and Fabian Henneke. Not present, Xianghui Zhong. Intel ISEF.)
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1520
36FA2BE2-A6E3-4CB2-87CF-F40E762A4230Fri, 25 May 2012 16:12:46 -0400Szemerédi Receives Abel Prize from His Majesty King HaraldEndre Szemerédi receives the 2012 Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald at the ceremony in Oslo, Norway on May 22. (Photo: Erlend Aas/Scanpix.) Szemerédi was awarded the Abel Prize "for his fundamental contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory."
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1517
3891A93C-AFC6-4B02-9043-B8CB8756A459Wed, 23 May 2012 10:33:15 -0400Cortez to Be Awarded the 2012 Blackwell-Tapia PrizeThe 2012 Blackwell-Tapia Prize will be awarded to Ricardo Cortez, Pendergraft William Larkin Duren Professor of Mathematics at Tulane University. Cortez is a leading researcher in fluid dynamics and mathematical modeling. He has also been a leader in undergraduate mentoring and the development of training opportunities for underrepresented minority students in the mathematical sciences.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1512
FA796754-CB36-4412-BB3D-44293028E6F4Mon, 21 May 2012 14:24:30 -0400Cornuejols Awarded John von Neumann Theory PrizeGerard P. Cornuejols of Carnegie Mellon University has been awarded the 2011 John von Neumann Theory Prize, the highest prize given in the field of operations research and management science, "for his fundamental and broad contributions to discrete optimization, including his deep research on balanced and ideal matrices, perfect graphs and cutting planes for mixed-integer optimization."
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1493
2FD9670C-DAEB-4A49-A709-BC4D7A4BB0C5Mon, 14 May 2012 11:02:17 -0400Guggenheim Fellowships AwardedThe John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the names of 180 artists, scholars, and scientists from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. who were selected as Guggenheim Fellows for 2012. The mathematicians selected to receive the 2012 fellowships are Stavros Garoufalidis, Georgia Institute of Technology; Nets Katz, University of Indiana; and Alexander Kiselev, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, Andrea Henderson of the University of California, Irvine, was awarded a fellowship for her project, "Algebraic Art," an exploration of the aesthetic implications of mathematical accounts of symbolism and formal coherence.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1494
27EC2103-6C30-4E60-B660-57D645ED3B81Mon, 14 May 2012 11:01:51 -0400Aaronson Receives Waterman AwardScott Aaronson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been selected as a recipient of the 2012 Alan T. Waterman Award of the National Science Foundation for his research on the limitations of quantum computers and computational complexity theory more generally.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1491
31590145-E338-4EDE-95F9-5C0923C73C92Mon, 14 May 2012 10:59:49 -0400Mathematical Scientists Elected Royal Society FellowsThe following individuals in the mathematical sciences were elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 2012: Alan Richard Bundy (Professor of Automated Reasoning, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh), Alasdair Iain Houston (Professor of Theoretical Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol), Christopher Michael Hull (Professor of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, Imperial College London), Dominic David Joyce (Professor of Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow, Lincoln College), Richard Kerswell (Professor of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol), Chandrashekhar Bhalchandra Khare (Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles), John Michael McNamara (Professor of Mathematics and Biology, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol), and Mathukumalli Vidyasagar (Cecil H. & Ida Green Chair, The University of Texas at Dallas. See the full list of 2012 Fellows.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1487
39170A2F-EAAD-4318-854D-39CA024AA2EFMon, 14 May 2012 10:58:39 -0400Karin Melnick Receives AMS Centennial FellowshipKarin Melnick of the University of Maryland has been awarded the prestigious AMS Centennial Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. The fellowship is presented annually to outstanding mathematicians who have held the doctoral degree for between three and twelve years. The primary selection criterion is excellence in research achievement. The stipend for the 2012-2013 Centennial Fellowship is US$80,000, plus an expense allowance of US$8,000. Fellows also receive a complimentary one-year AMS membership.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1498
908ED191-F0AE-420F-8979-7874216CEADCMon, 7 May 2012 10:46:21 -0400AMS-AAAS Mass Media Fellow ChosenEvelyn Lamb has been awarded the 2012 American Mathematical Society's AAAS Mass Media Fellowship. Evelyn is a PhD student in mathematics at Rice University and will work at Scientific American for ten weeks this summer.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1490
3FC1AE35-BF74-47B9-B029-A1B9850CC01CMon, 7 May 2012 10:55:25 -0400Daubechies Wins Nemmers PrizeIngrid Daubechies (left), Duke University, has been awarded the 2012 Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics "for her numerous and lasting contributions to applied and computational analysis and for the remarkable impact herwork has had across engineering and the sciences." The prize carries with it a stipend of US$200,000. Daubechies' pioneering contributions to the theory of wavelets have had powerful applications in data compression and digital communications.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1486
FCFF1085-3E60-4044-8BC1-21944FED7D36Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:13:49 -0400MSRI Recognized for Programs that Make a DifferenceThe AMS is honoring the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley for its "high level of commitment and successful efforts to improve diversity in the profession of mathematics in the United States."
http://www.ams.org/notices/201205/rtx120500665p.pdf
BFC58B82-E21A-46E5-9955-3DE8B51293ACThu, 19 Apr 2012 15:45:58 -0400Bryn Mawr Receives AMS Exemplary Program AwardThe Department of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College is the 2012 recipient of the AMS Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department. Presented annually by the AMS, the award recognizes a college or university mathematics department that has distinguished itself by undertaking an unusual or particularly effective program of value to the mathematics community, internally or in relation to the rest of society.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1467
ECBAED08-E491-4879-9F84-1877FA53699BWed, 11 Apr 2012 11:05:37 -0400Ostrowski Prize to Madsen, Preiss and SoundararajanIb Madsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), David Preiss (University of Warwick, UK) and Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford University, US) will share the 2011 Ostrowski Prize. The prize carries a monetary award of 100,000 Swiss francs (a little over US$100,000).
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1472
E86ED2AA-09F1-4EDE-9FFF-1C9E239D838FWed, 11 Apr 2012 11:04:20 -0400Pearl Receives Turing AwardJudea Pearl, professor of computer science at UCLA, is the winner of the 2011 Association for Computing Machinery A.M. Turing Award for his work in artificial intelligence. Turing Award, awarded annually by the Association of Computing Machinery, comes with a US$250,000 prize, provided with financial support from Google and Intel.
http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/2012/turing-award-11/
062D1659-0294-412D-9C76-01C2F30AEE58Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:23:29 -0400Kalai Receives Rothschild PrizeGil Kalai, Albert Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, received the 2012 Rothschild Prize in Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Engineering on March 25. Kalai was recognized "for his groundbreaking work in combinatorics, convexity, and probability theory. His work on discrete harmonic analysis has had major influence in the field of computational complexity, and on other areas of theoretical computer science." The prize carries with it a cash award of US$50,000. The Rothschild Prizes are awarded every two years in various disciplines, on a rotating scheme so that each discipline is honored every four years.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1455
A5AD7B9C-401E-4051-BE65-336270024037Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:21:04 -0400Gennadi Henkin Receives Bergman PrizeGennadi Henkin of the University of Paris VI has been awarded the 2011 Stefan Bergman Prize, the American Mathematical Society announced today. The prize consists of one year's income from the Stefan Bergman Trust, which was US$24,000 for 2011.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1444
C0BEFC80-04A1-4C6E-8984-0CB3330B6338Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:18:33 -0400Szemerédi Wins Abel PrizeEndre Szemerédi has won the 2012 Abel Prize "for his fundamental contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory." The Abel Prize, awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, recognizes contributions of extraordinary depth and influence to the mathematical sciences and has been awarded annually since 2003. It carries a cash award of NOK 6,000,000, a little over US$1,000,000.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1443
87C411E7-3E87-4F99-B2D0-72D2E73DC54DTue, 3 Apr 2012 09:15:48 -0400Nang Receives 2011 Ramanujan PrizeProfessor Philibert Nang, Ecole Normale Superieure, Laboratoire de Recherche en Mathematiques (Gabon), has been named the winner of the 2011 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries, for his "outstanding contributions to the algebraic theory of D-modules... and for his determined pursuit of high level research while engaged in an academic career in his home country of Gabon, Africa."
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1420
7925B10C-649D-4560-BD5F-E7715774B370Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:08:51 -0400Ling Long Wins Michler PrizeLing Long, Iowa State University, will receive the Association for Women in Mathematics' 2012-13 Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize. She was selected based on "her wide range of mathematical talents." The Michler Prize grants a mid-career woman in academia a residential fellowship in the Cornell University mathematics department without teaching obligations. At Cornell, Long plans to work with Ravi Ramakishna on Galois representations attached to noncongruence modular forms. The Michler Prize was established through a donation from the Michler family and the efforts of many people at the AWM and Cornell.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1418
00A5C840-9B8B-4836-B97E-D59379A795C6Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:35:23 -0500Clay Research Award to Kahn and MarkovicJeremy Kahn of Brown University and Vladimir Markovic of CalTech will receive the 2012 Clay Research Award for their work showing that a closed hyperbolic three manifold has an essential immersed hyperbolic Riemann surface, i.e., the map on fundamental groups is injective. And for their solution of the Ehrenpreis conjecture, that given any two compact hyperbolic Riemann surfaces, there are finite covers of the two surfaces which are arbitrarily close in the Teichmuller metric. The awards will be presented at the 2012 Clay Research Conference, June 18-19 at the University of Oxford.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1417
C64EC12E-75AB-4481-AFF4-0837FAF29922Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:44:39 -0500McKibbin Receives Anziam MedalRobert McKibbin, Massey University, New Zealand, received the 2012 ANZIAM (Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics group) Medal for his lifelong work in applied and industrial mathematics. His particular focus is on geophysical and industrial applications, from modelling hydrothermal eruptions to fluid motion and pollution transport in groundwater aquifers, ground subsidence and aluminium and iron smelting.
http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=4D7CE0F5-CF2B-9300-39D8-5EA7F7D28DA0
6187F32C-8AFB-4DBA-948F-C57E74570E0FFri, 17 Feb 2012 15:54:54 -0500Soundararajan Receives Infosys PrizeKannan Soundararajan, Stanford University, recently received the 2011 Infosys Prize in Mathematical Sciences for his work in proving the Quantum Unique Ergodicity Conjecture.
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2012/02/06/man-of-mathematics/
AEF7C211-F85E-4159-83E8-10334B5C4FE0Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:51:24 -05002012 Crafoord Prize to Bourgain and TaoJean BourgainTerence TaoJean Bourgain, Institute for Advanced Study, and Terence Tao, UCLA, have been awarded the 2012 Crafoord Prize in Mathematics, "for their brilliant and groundbreaking work in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, ergodic theory, number theory, combinatorics, functional analysis and theoretical computer science."
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1372
D23CF7F5-33D8-4BA7-9B88-B8715B4AE551Fri, 17 Feb 2012 13:24:44 -0500Aschbacher and Caffarelli Win Wolf PrizeMichael Aschbacher, Caltech and Luis Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin, have been chosen to receive the 2012 Wolf Prize in Mathematics. The two will share the monetary award of US$100,000.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1371
D1FC85B0-6F0D-4859-AC77-370599C6487BFri, 6 Jan 2012 13:28:25 -0500Bjorn Engquist Receives 2012 AMS-SIAM Birkhoff PrizeBjorn Engquist has been awarded the 2012 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics. Engquist is the Computational and Applied Mathematics Chair I Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Birkhoff Prize is awarded every three years for an outstanding contribution to applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense. The prize was awarded on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1345
98280AB5-812E-4BDF-8F78-B1ACCB7BA924Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:45:04 -0500Alexander Merkurjev Receives 2012 AMS Cole Prize in AlgebraAlexander Merkurjev, Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been awarded the 2012 AMS Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra. Presented every three years by the American Mathematical Society, the Cole Prize recognizes an outstanding research paper in algebra that has appeared in the preceding six years. The prize was awarded on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1344
7B7486AA-1361-41EF-8762-3FAE43F7F965Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:47:39 -0500Persi Diaconis Receives 2012 AMS Conant PrizePersi Diaconis, Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Stanford University, has been awarded the 2012 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize. Presented annually, the Conant Prize recognizes the best expository paper published in either the Notices of the AMS or the Bulletin of the AMS in the preceding five years. The prize was awarded on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1343
FF32D001-23A5-401F-B2F5-B386D7BB31F8Fri, 6 Jan 2012 13:23:33 -0500Dana Mackenzie Receives 2012 JPBM Communications AwardDana Mackenzie, a freelance writer and editor, has been awarded the 2012 JPBM Communications Award. Presented annually by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, this award recognizes outstanding achievement in communicating about mathematics to nonmathematicians. The JPBM represents the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The award was presented on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1346
AE0A1425-B5FD-4CEF-A039-97991166BDDBFri, 6 Jan 2012 08:46:54 -0500William McCallum Receives 2012 AMS Award for Distinguished Public ServiceWilliam McCallum, University Distinguished Professor and Head of the Mathematics Department at the University of Arizona, has been awarded the 2012 AMS Award for Distinguished Public Service. Presented every two years by the American Mathematical Society, the award is given to a research mathematician who has made a distinguished contribution to the mathematics profession during the preceding five years. The award was presented onThursday, January 5, 2012, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1347
270B4AA3-D7EC-4117-AFB0-404AF728B64DFri, 6 Jan 2012 08:42:47 -0500Michael Aschbacher, Richard Lyons, Stephen Smith and Ronald Solomon Receive 2012 AMS Steele Prize for Mathematical ExpositionFour mathematicians will share the 2012 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition: Michael Aschbacher, Shaler Arthur Hanisch Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology; Richard Lyons, Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University; Stephen Smith, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Ronald Solomon, Professor of Mathematics at Ohio State University. Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics. The prize was awarded on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1342
71E176F9-03B2-4FBD-B701-82FF63B67E41Fri, 6 Jan 2012 10:07:10 -0500Ivo M. Babuska Receives 2012 AMS Steele Prize for Lifetime AchievementIvo M. Babuska has been awarded the 2012 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement. Babuska is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also holds the Robert B. Trull Chair in Engineering. Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics. The prize was awarded on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1350
C3F07B90-D6A2-49A4-85BA-764CC4723AFDFri, 6 Jan 2012 10:07:09 -0500William P. Thurston Receives 2012 AMS Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution to ResearchWilliam P. Thurston, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Mathematics at Cornell University, has been awarded the 2012 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution to Research. Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics. The prize was awarded on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1348
1B63CF75-AB4B-42E9-8B07-34432E7C2985Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:48:04 -0500John Pardon Receives 2012 AMS-MAA-SIAM Morgan PrizeJohn Pardon, a senior mathematics major at Princeton University, has been awarded the 2012 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student. The Morgan Prize is presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The prize was awarded on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1351
6EAFF699-69AA-4015-BD33-07B57396FB27Fri, 6 Jan 2012 10:07:08 -0500Joseph W. Dauben Receives 2012 AMS Whiteman PrizeJoseph W. Dauben has been awarded the 2012 AMS Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize. Dauben is a Distinguished Professor of History and the History of Science at Herbert H. Lehman College and a member of the PhD Program in History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Presented every three years by the American Mathematical Society, the Whiteman Prize honors notable exposition that centers on the history of mathematics and that reflects exceptional mathematical scholarship. The prize was awarded on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=1349
675CEC50-DF0F-4316-B816-73F3C11DE5A7Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:41:26 -0500