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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Andrew Mattel Gleason


46. Andrew Mattei Gleason (1921-2008)

President 1981-1982

Junior Prize Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1950

Gleason's principal academic appointment has been at Harvard Unversity, starting in 1950. His areas of research are Banach spaces and classical geometry. He is known for his contribution to the solution of Hilbert's 5th problem, and in 1959 chaired the advisory committee of the School Mathematics Study Group (which formulated the "New Math"). Gleason is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

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