On the occasion of Black History Month, February guest editor Talithia Williams presents a special section devoted to historical and contemporary figures and programs in math.
Henri P. Roesch and Hubert L. Bray describe Roesch's recent proof of a null geometry Penrose conjecture in general relativity, with a new notion of mass.
Alexander Diaz-Lopez talks with Chelsea Walton, assistant professor of mathematics at Temple University.
Each year, the AMS funds a Congressional Fellowship within the Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Catherine Paolucci describes her service as the 12th AMS Congressional Fellow during the 2016–2017 academic year.
On the 100th birthday of Jacqueline Ferrand (1918-2014), Pierre Pansu describes how her works have had a significant influence on several branches of mathematics.
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This report presents a preliminary profile of recipients of doctoral degrees awarded by departments in the mathematical sciences at universities in the United States during the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
Donald Erik Sarason was a leading ﬁgure at the intersection of complex analysis and operator theory. Former students offer personal reminiscences.
The overall percentages of African American scientists indicate underrepresentation in most STEM disciplines, despite investments in diversity programs. This article highlights some of the challenges and barriers that many students and professionals who seek careers in these fields face, and the role of professional societies in either exacerbating the perpetuation of monocultures in the various STEM disciplines or proactively working to eliminate barriers and discrimination.