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Last modified: Friday, November 9, 2012

American Mathematical Society's first class of fellows includes six from IU Bloomington

Nov. 9, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- In an effort to recognize scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics, the American Mathematical Society has announced its inaugural class of fellows. That class includes six faculty members, including two professors emeriti, at Indiana University Bloomington.

American Mathematical Society

Recognized from the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Mathematics are Eric Bedford, David Fisher, Robert Glassey, Russell Lyons, Peter Sternberg and Roger M. Temam. To have been eligible for the recognition, a candidate must have either been awarded an AMS research prize or given an invited address at an AMS, International Congress of Mathematicians or International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematicians meeting.

The AMS Fellows program seeks to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession and to honor excellence. The inaugural class represents 1,119 international mathematicians representing more than 600 global institutions.

"We are very pleased at the honor extended to professors Bedford, Fisher, Glassey, Lyons, Sternberg and Temam, and proud of this recognition of the excellence of our faculty," said department chair Kevin Zumbrun.

Bedford is a professor emeritus with a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan whose work includes the study of dynamical systems; professor Fisher has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and studies rigidity in geometry and dynamics, and analytic and geometric group theory; Glassey is a professor emeritus with a Ph.D. from Brown University whose research interests are in applied mathematics, kinetic theory and numerical analysis.

Lyons holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and specializes in probability theory on graphs, combinatorics, statistical mechanics, ergodic theory and harmonic analysis; Temam, a College Professor, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris and specializes in nonlinear partial differential equations, Navier-Stokes equations, fluid mechanics, numerical analysis and scientific computing; Sternberg is a professor with a Ph.D. from the Courant Institute of New York University who specializes in calculus of variations, singular perturbations and Ginzburg-Landau theory in superconductivity.

Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, the 30,000-member AMS fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.

For more information please contact Steve Chaplin, IU Communications, at 812-856-1896 or