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.

It is great that the AMS is able to conduct this competition which values and encourages mathematical talent. While sports are usually celebrated, it is wonderful that students interested in mathematics can also be encouraged. I sincerely hope that many more students gain the opportunity to participate in this competition.

Videos of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician

(Videos of games before 2014 are here.)

Watching the game, and playing along, is a great activity for a math club or for individuals who want to match wits with the contestants. Below are videos of recent games, which you can also see on the AMS channel on YouTube. It may not be obvious at first, but each event has more than one video.

The 2018 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship at the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego.

*Highlights, including all questions and solutions, but not the time when contestants were working on the problems:

*Unedited game action:

*The awards breakfast, hosted by Ken Ono (Emory University), held earlier that day:

Cameron Chang won $3,000 in the game at the 2017 Arnold Ross Lecture at the Orlando Science Center. A team from the San Francisco Bay Area won Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the 2017 ARML competition at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas: "Math is fun!" Andrew Wu won Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the 2017 National Math Festival in Washington, DC *And videos of game action that day: From the 2017 game at Providence College on March 23, postponed from Pi Day *More video highlights from that day: Videos from the 2017 National Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship *Here's 2017 champ Graham O'Donnell just after his victory in the national championship, which took place at the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta. (Video by Samantha Faria of the AMS Public Awareness Office and by Kelsey Houston-Edwards, 2016 AMS-AAAS Media Fellow.) *2017 National Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Semifinals and Finals: All the action from the games that took place on Jan. 7 at the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Atlanta. (Videos by Who Wants to Be a Mathematician co-creator and tech expert Bill Butterworth, DePaul University.) *The Awards Breakfast: Ken Ono, Emory University, hosts the contestants and their parents at the awards breakfast. AMS President Robert Bryant also greets and congratulates the contestants, who have breakfast with--and receive their awards from--some notable mathematicians. (Videos by Samatha Faria.) At the 2016 Arnold Ross Lecture in Fort Worth, TX A sophomore, Harris To, was the big winner at Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on October 27. At the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC Ajay, a ninth grader, was the big winner when six contestants played one game of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the 2016 USASEF in April. At Western Connecticut State University A record number of contestants, 14, played Who Wants to Be a Mathematician before a large and enthusiastic crowd at WCSU on April 5. Pi Day 2016 at Providence College Jonny Zhang, a freshman at Barrington High School, celebrated Pi Day in style by winning Who Wants to Be a Mathematician. Jonny talks about his victory in the last video in the playlist below. The 2016 National Championship at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle *Ankan Bhattacharya, a junior at International Academy East in Michigan, wowed the audience as he won$10,000 on January 7, 2016. Here he is just after his victory, followed by videos from the awards luncheon (videos of the game action will be posted soon).

*Here is action from the semifinals and finals:

Zachary Obsniuk, a junior, won $3,000 playing Who Wants to Be a Mathematician in Ann Arbor. The 2015 National Championship at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio *Sam Korsky talks about his victory (which netted him and the Glenbrook North High School math department$10,000):

*Action from the semifinals and finals:

*And video from the post-game awards ceremony, with emcee Ken Ono (Emory University):

At the Oregon Invitational Math Tournament at Oregon State University

Ashwin Sah had a big day at the 2014 OIMT.

Pi Day 2014 at Providence College

Amanda Laidler was the big winner on this year's Pi Day.

David Stoner, a junior at South Aiken High School won $3,000 and a TI-Nspire CX in February. The 2014 National Championship at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore Vivek Miglani took home$5,000 for himself and \$5,000 for the math department at his school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (FL)

Almost all of the above videos were taken by Bill Butterworth of DePaul University, the rest are by AMS Public Awareness Officer Annette Emerson, Public Awareness Office Executive Assistant Samantha Faria, and by Robin Aguiar, AMS Meetings and Professional Services.