- New JSTOR Access Method
- 2020 Sacks Prize Awarded to J. Walsh
- 2021 Abel Prize Winners
- Update on Tuna Altinel
- 2022 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize Winner
- 2022 ASL Election Nominations
New JSTOR Access Method
In February 2021, JSTOR revised its login procedures for members of organizations such as the ASL. To comply, the ASL is transitioning to a new member access program for JSL and BSL content in JSTOR. Rather than receiving individual accounts directly through JSTOR, ASL members will use a shared institutional login which will be updated annually.
For the login credentials, please contact Shannon Miller at email@example.com.
2020 Sacks Prize Awarded to J. Walsh
Walsh received his Ph.D. in 2020 from the University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of Paolo Mancosu and Antonio Montalban. His thesis, "Reflection Principles and Ordinal Analysis", presents significant new results on the philosophical and conceptual foundations of proof theory. It identifies natural classes of theories that rule out pathological behaviors that can otherwise arise in ordinal analysis, and it makes important progress towards explaining why proof-theoretic results tend to be robust with respect to the kinds of theories that occur naturally in mathematics.
2021 Abel Prize Winners
The 2021 Abel Prize Laureates are László Lovász (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary) and Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA). The Norwegian Academy of Sciences chose the Laureates "for their foundational contributions to theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, and their leading role in shaping them into central fields of modern mathematics." For more information, see the Abel Prize website at https://www.abelprize.no.
Update on Tuna Altinel
As a consequence of a ruling of the administrative tribunal dated 25 January, 2021, Tuna Altınel's passport has been returned to him, with no restrictions, and on 11 June 2021, he returned to Lyon, France. The ruling is not final yet as the Balıkesir Authority has appealed it. But for the time being and under Turkish law, the legal state of affairs is that Tuna holds a valid passport.
2022 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize Winner
Andrej Bauer, a professor of computational mathematics at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, will receive the 2022 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize for the article "Five stages of accepting constructive mathematics", Bulletin of the AMS, 54 (2017), 481-498.
The 2022 prize will be presented Wednesday, January 5 during the Joint Prize Session at the 2022 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle.
The Levi L. Conant Prize recognizes the best expository paper published in either the Notices of the AMS or the Bulletin of the AMS in the preceding five years. The full citation can be found at https://www.ams.org/news?news_id=6827.
2022 ASL Election Nominations
At the end of this year the ASL will elect its President, its Vice President, two members of the Executive Committee and two members of the Council. All terms are for three years beginning January 1, 2022.
The 2021 Nominating Committee has nominated Phokion Kolaitis (Santa Cruz), the current Vice President, for President; Natasha Dobrinen (Denver) for Vice President; Christina Brech (São Paulo) and Valentina Harizanov (George Washington University) for the Executive Committee positions; and Bahareh Afshari (Gothenburg/Amsterdam) and Martin Ziegler (KAIST, South Korea) for the Council positions.
The 2021 Nominating Committee consisted of Andrew Arana, Michael Benedikt, Alekos Kechris, Byunghan Kim, Ulrich Kohlenbach (chair), Penelope Maddy, Heike Mildenberger, Alf Onshuus Niño, Assaf Rinot, and Reed Solomon.
Nominations for these positions, in addition to those made by the Committee, may be made by petition signed by 20 or more ASL members; such petitions should be received by the ASL Secretary-Treasurer (email firstname.lastname@example.org or ASL, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut, 341 Mansfield Road, U-1009, Storrs, CT 06269-1009, USA) no later than November 1, 2021.
In a contested election, each candidate has the opportunity to make a 100-word statement to be distributed with the ballot in November.