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Bryna Kra Elected President of the AMS

Bryna Kra, Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University, has been elected President of the American Mathematical Society.  After a year of being President Elect, her two-year term will start on 1 February 2023. Prof. Kra has been a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society since 2012.

A professional society since 1888, AMS supports the mathematical sciences by providing access to research, professional networking, conferences and events, advocacy, and a connection to a community passionate about mathematics and its relationship to other disciplines and everyday life.

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2022 Emphasis Year Conference

The Emphasis Year is designed to investigate particular topics in mathematics over the course of an academic year. For 2021-2022, the Emphasis Year is focused on Homotopy Methods in Geometry and Physics. The organizers are NU Math faculty members John Francis, Ezra Getzler, Gus Schrader, and Boris Tsygan. The 2022 Emphasis Year Conference-- to be held at Northwestern University March 21-25, 2022-- will be preceded by a mini-school that will take place on March 19-20. The lecture mini-courses at NU are to be delivered by David Ayala (Montana State University) and Nathaniel Bottman (University of Washington). 
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Ben Antieau Named 2022 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

NU Mathematics faculty member, Ben Antieau, has been named a 2022 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Professor Antieau was named a 2022 AMS Fellow for his contributions to K-theory, algebraic geometry, and homotopy theory.

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