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.

AMS Presidents: A Timeline

AMS Presidents: A Timeline home page

Hyman Bass


56. Hyman Bass (1932- )

President 2001-2002

Ph.D. University of Chicago, Illinois, 1959

Bass is Roger Lyndon Collegiate Professor of Mathematics and of Mathematics Education at the University of Michigan. Prior to 1999 he was at Columbia University (1959-1998), where for a time he served as chair of the mathematics department. His fields of interest in mathematics are algebraic K-theory, number theory, group theory (geometric methods), and algebraic geometry. He was awarded the AMS Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra in 1975. Bass is also keenly interested in mathematics education: mathematical knowledge for teaching, the education and development of mathematics teachers, and mathematical reasoning in elementary classroooms. His honors include membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Third World Academy of Sciences. He was president of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction from 2000 to 2006. Bass is a Fellow of the AMS.


 For more information:



AMS Presidents: A Timeline home page

American Mathematical Society