The American Mathematical Society has named 1,119 mathematicians from around the word to its inaugural class of fellows, and the list includes eight mathematics faculty members at the University of Utah. They are Distinguished Professor Emeritus Paul Fife; two professors emeritus, Paul C. Roberts and Hugo Rossi; two distinguished professors, Mladen Bestvina and Christopher Hacon; and three professors, Kenneth Bromberg, Kenneth Golden and Dragan Milicic. The American Mathematical Society says designation as a fellow “recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.” Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, the society has 30,000 members.
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The U has experts who can offer insight into the Scottish independence referendum, Hunger Action Month and domestic violence. Upcoming campus events that could provide context to current stories include a forum about issues surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a lecture by the first female Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and a symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American West Center. Read More