November 9, 2012
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has named 25 faculty or emeritus faculty from NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Polytechnic Institute of NYU as AMS fellows for 2013, the program’s initial year.
“The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics,” the organization said in its announcement. “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.”
“The new AMS Fellows Program recognizes some of the most accomplished mathematicians -- AMS members who have contributed to our understanding of deep and important mathematical questions, to applications throughout the scientific world, and to educational excellence," AMS President Eric M. Friedlander added.
The AMS Fellows from Courant included NYU Provost David McLaughlin as well as: Sylvain Cappell; Jeff Cheeger; Martin Davis; Percy Deift; Harold Edwards; Robert Kohn; Andrew Majda; Henry McKean, Jr.; Cathleen Synge Morawetz; Assaf Naor; Charles Newman; Louis Nirenberg; Charles Peskin; Ricky Pollack; Joel Spencer; Jean Taylor; Yuri Tschinkel; Srinivasa Varadhan; and Margaret Wright.
The AMS Fellows from NYU-Poly were: Erwin Lutwak; Lesley Sibner; Deane Yang; Yisong Yang; and Gaoyong Zhang.