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

"Math's Unsolved Mysteries," Website review in NetWatch column, edited by Jocelyn Kaiser. Science, 9 February 2001, page 951.

The editor calls this website compiled by Steven Finch of MathSoft, Inc., "an invaluable resource for those who wish to tilt at mathematical windmills." The site, which may be found at, collects mathematical problems (and links to other problems) suitable for mathematicians and nonmathematicians.

--- Annette Emerson

American Mathematical Society