Stop by the AMS exhibit at upcoming AMS sectional meetings to
Sign up to win a $125 gift certificate to the AMS Bookstore
Show your spirit with an AMS 125th anniversary t-shirt or canvas bag (US$10 each)
Enjoy complimentary gifts, including 125th anniversary pins, pens, and post-its
And as always, enjoy a 25% discount on all onsite purchases. Spend over $125 at the book exhibit and receive a free canvas bag (quantities are limited, so stop by early)!
Order a FREE 125th Anniversary Poster
Order a FREE 125th Anniversary Pin. Email your pin choice ("Fractal" or "AMS Logo") and mailing address.
Visit the AMS Bookstore to purchase an AMS 125th anniversary t-shirt or brief case.
Look for more announcements of AMS 125th celebrations and sales throughout 2013 via Headlines & Deadlines, Headlines & Deadlines for Students, AMS Facebook and AMS Twitter.
The American Mathematical Society sponsored a WiFi Hotspot at the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, January 9–12 as another way to carry on the tradition of connecting mathematicians.
On Friday January 11, students from the AMS Grad Student Blog helped organize a flash mob outside of the main exhibit hall. Watch the video to see the group form and attempt to untangle a "flash knot."
See slideshows and read about AMS 125th events at JMM.
AMS 125th Anniversary Gala
To launch the year-long festivities celebrating the Society's 125th Anniversary, the AMS invited its members and friends to a celebratory dinner on Saturday, January 12. Gourmet food stations and music complemented the special program. The gala was held this year in place of the traditional banquet.
See videos from the gala of Ron Stern, Chairman of the AMS Board of Trustees, recognizing President Eric M.Friedlander, who is nearing the end of his term, and Secretary Robert J. Daverman, who is also nearing the end of his service. Finally, AMS founder Thomas Fiske comes out of retirement to make an appearance.
The history of mathematics during the past 125 years is documented in AMS books, in the vast archive of AMS research journals, in Notices and Bulletin of the AMS, and in reviews on MathSciNet®. The AMS Prizes & Awards section of the AMS website is a wonderful tribute to the important contributions of eminent mathematicians from around the world. Here are a few resources for AMS history:
AMS Presidents Timeline
Free online books on AMS history (Semicentennial History of the American Mathematical Society, 1888–1938, by Raymond Clare Archibald and History of the Second Fifty Years, American Mathematical Society, 1939–1988, by Everett Pitcher)
AMS Facebook Timeline, including facts, figures, and anecdotes about the Society, its leaders, meetings, programs, and members. You are invited to share your recollections.
The AMS continues to advance the profession through travel grants, new prizes/awards, upcoming AMS sectional, international, and national meetings, and programs that bring young mathematicians into the pipeline and help early-career mathematicians.
The AMS thanks all its members, leaders, staff and volunteers, and looks forward to more milestones over the next 125 years!