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.

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Math in the Media 1997

Interview with Ennio DeGiorgi.

The Proof, a program on Fermat's Last Theorem, to air on PBS October 28, 1997.

The Bible Code.

Mathematics and the "Science Wars".

AMS adopts stand on new immigration law.

Discovering Mathematics: a series of occasional essays.
  • Math and the Internet.
  • Privacy versus Piracy on the Internet (available in PDF format).

April20-26, 1997 is MathematicsAwareness Week.
  • This year's theme is Math and the Internet.

Beyond Numbers, a travelling museum exhibition about mathematics.

The program of the 1997 AMS-MAA annual meeting included addresses by:

Breaking the Code to air on PBS Feb. 2, 1997.

A new construction in Euclidean geometry.

Recent progress in factoring large numbers.

Paul Erdös dies at 83.

A web page on primes.

A web page on Fermat's Last Theorem.

Presidents of more than 100 scientific societies call for doubling of federal research support over a 10-year period.

American Mathematical Society