Our mathematics faculty is a very distinguished group, a fact highlighted in the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society:
Five University of Georgia faculty members are among mathematical scientists from around the world named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society for 2013, the program's initial year. The inaugural class of 1,119 Fellows represents more than 600 institutions, with the number of AMS Fellows targeted at 5 percent of the total membership.
"The mathematics department at UGA is internationally recognized for its strong tradition of inquiry and creative research in fundamental areas of mathematics," said Malcolm Adams, professor and head of the department of mathematics. "This is built on the strength of its faculty members together with an atmosphere of open discussion and collaboration. That we are so well-represented in this inaugural group of AMS Fellows, from emeriti faculty to those in mid-career, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of these individuals."
"The Fellows of the AMS" designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and use of mathematics. One of the program's goals is to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession.
Congratulations to Valery Alexeev, James Cantrell, Jon Carlson, Henry Edwards and Daniel Nakano on their AMS Fellowships and ours thanks for the honor they bring to the university and to the Franklin College.