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.

AMS Sponsors Exhibit at Capitol Hill Event

Susan Minkoff of the University of Maryland-Balitmore County (UMBC) represented the AMS at the annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition on Capitol Hill held April 14, 2010.  Professor Minkoff presented her work on two different application problems, which are modeled at least in part by the wave equation.  Her exhibit was entitled "Industrial Modeling and Simulation:  The Wave of the Future" and provided attendees with information on these highly collaborative projects involving faculty and students at UMBC and other institutions.

One project involved modeling and simulation of a next generation of trace gas sensors.  These sensors will lead to new ways to detect diseases via breath biomarkers and more portable and robust technology for monitoring of atmospheric pollutants, chemical weapons, etc.  The other project involved seismic imaging of the earth's subsurface either to illuminate the near surface (environmental applications), the deep crust (earthquake modeling and prediction), or the region between these two regimes (possible petroleum targets).

Prof. Sue Minkoff  with Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) and Dr. Arden Bement, former Director of the National Science Foundation


The annual CNSF Exhibition highlights research made possible through funding by the National Science Foundation.  The 2010 exhibition included thirty-seven displays on a wide range of projects.

CNSF is an alliance of over 130 scientific and professional societies and universities united by a concern for the future viability of the national science, mathematics and engineering enterprise. 

Previous AMS exhibits at CNSF Exhibitions include:

American Mathematical Society