Nine professors named Fellows of American Mathematical Society

Jane Hawkins was among UNC math professors named fellows of the American Mathematical Society.

Mathematical scientists from around the world have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2013, the program’s initial year, including nine faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences. This inaugural class of 1119 Fellows represents over 600 institutions.

The inaugural class includes:

  • Idris Assani, professor, studying ergodic theory;
  • Jim Damon, professor, whose research focuses in singularity theory and its application to nonlinear problems;
  • Pat Eberlein, professor, whose research lies in Riemannian geometry;
  • Jane Hawkins, professor and treasurer of the American Mathematical Society;
  • Shrawan Kumar, John R. and Louise S. Parker Distinguished Professor;
  • Micheal Schlessinger, emeritus professor;
  • Jim Stasheff, emeritus professor;
  • Michael Taylor, William R. Kenan Professor of Mathematics; and
  • Jonathan Wahl, professor and managing editor of the Duke Mathematical Journal.

Founded in 1888, the AMS seeks to promote mathematical research and scholarship nationally and internationally by encouraging research, education and advancing the status of mathematical professions.

The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Among the goals of the program are to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession and to honor excellence.