Ten faculty members associated with Johns Hopkins are among the 1,119 mathematical scientists from around the world who have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society 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. Among the goals of the program are creating an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession and honoring excellence.
The inaugural fellows from Johns Hopkins are William P. Minicozzi, Bernard Shiffman, Christopher D. Sogge, Joel Spruck, W. Stephen Wilson, and Steven M. Zucker, professors in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences' Department of Mathematics; J. Michael Boardman, Jun-ichi Igusa, and Takashi Ono, professors emeritus in the Krieger School's Department of Mathematics; and Edward Scheinerman, a professor in the Whiting School of Engineering's Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
Regarding the new Fellows of the AMS program and the society, AMS President Eric M. Friedlander says, "The AMS is the world's largest and most influential society dedicated to mathematical research, scholarship, and education. Recent advances in mathematics include solutions to age-old problems and key applications useful for society. 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 applicationsthroughout the scientific world, and to educational excellence."
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