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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38. Abraham Adrian Albert (19051972) President 19651966 Ph.D. University of Chicago, Illinois, 1928Albert's principal academic appointment was at the University of Chicago, where he served from 1931 until his death in 1972. From 1962 to 1971 he was dean of the Division of Physical Sciences. Throughout his life he served as chair of a number of committees that benefitted the mathematics profession (at the National Science Foundation and International Mathematical Union, among others). His research was in the areas of associative algebras, nonassociative algebras, and Riemann matrices. Albert received the AMS Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra in 1939 for his papers on the construction of Riemann matrices published in the Annals of Mathematics, Series 2, volume 35 (1934) and volume 36 (1935). Albert was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. 
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