Sixteen Penn Faculty Named to Initial Class of AMS Fellows

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604November 7, 2012

PHILADELPHIA -- Mathematical scientists from around the world, including 16 from the University of Pennsylvania, have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society for 2013, the program's initial year.  This inaugural class of 1,119 Fellows represents more than 600 institutions.  

The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.

The Penn honorees are Eugenio Calabi, Dennis DeTurck, Ron Y. Donagi, Peter Freyd, Murray Gerstenhaber, James Haglund, David Harbater, Richard V. Kadison, Jerry L. Kazdan, Alexandre Kirillov, Albert Nijenhuis, Robin Pemantle, Florian Pop and Robert Powers, all faculty in the Department of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences. Also included are Lawrence Shepp, professor of statistics at Penn's Wharton School, and Jim Stasheff, a long-time visiting professor in the math department.

The complete list of Fellows is at

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.