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.
"Puzzle primes": Review of Dr. Riemann's Zeros, by Karl Sabbagh. Reviewed by Roy Herbert. New Scientist, 4 January 2003, page 47.
The Riemann Hypothesis, one of the great outstanding problems in mathematics, seems to be gaining a good deal of popular attention: In addition to Sabbagh's book, two other books on this problem are scheduled to appear in 2003. This brief review states that ``Sabbagh packs around the story a discussion of the properties of numbers that fascinate the indefatigable solution seekers, their work and personalities---satisfyingly eccentric in many instances.''
--- Allyn Jackson