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 Hosts Congressional Briefing

On October 12, 2010 the AMS hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled "The Gulf Oil Spill:  How Can We Protect our Beaches in the Future?"  Andrea Bertozzi, Professor of Mathematics at UCLA, delivered the address to Congressional representatives.

Bertozzi talked about how scientific modeling and basic research in mathematics is helping to understand the impact of this major environmental problem.  Her research examines the dynamics of oil-sand-water mixtures in an effort to provide more efficient clean-up and protection methods for oil spills like that which occurred in the Gulf of Mexico this year.

 

Previous AMS Congressional Briefings:

American Mathematical Society