Math in the News
National Academy of Sciences Elects Eight Members in Mathematics
May 8, 2009
Recognizing significant achievement, the National Academy of Sciences has elected 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries. Eight from this year's group have done distinguished work in the mathematical sciences.
The Academy, established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln, serves as an official adviser to the Federal government in science and technology issues. The 2009 election, which was part of the 146th annual meeting of the Academy, brings the number of active members to 2,150. Foreign associates now number 404.
The new members in mathematics are:
Source: National Academy of Sciences, April 28, 2009.