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American Mathematical Society

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

Founded 1888 as the New York Mathematical Society; renamed American Mathematical Society in 1894.

Official Website:
http://www.ams.org/

Location:
Providence, RI

Founding Date:
1888

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lipman Bers
Mathematician
22-May-1914 29-Oct-1993 Riemann surfaces
George David Birkhoff
Mathematician
21-Mar-1884 12-Nov-1944 Modern theory of dynamical systems
David H. Blackwell
Mathematician
24-Apr-1919 8-Jul-2010 Bayesian statistics
Gregory Breit
Physicist
14-Jul-1899 11-Sep-1981 Proton-proton dispersion
Ernest W. Brown
Astronomer
29-Nov-1866 22-Jul-1938 Tables of the Motion of the Moon
William Marshall Bullitt
Attorney
4-Mar-1873 3-Oct-1957 US Solicitor General, 1912-13
Vannevar Bush
Scientist
11-Mar-1890 30-Jun-1974 Pre-internet visionary
Henri Cartan
Mathematician
8-Jul-1904 13-Aug-2008 Leader of the math Bourbakistes
Alonzo Church
Mathematician
14-Jun-1903 11-Aug-1995 Lambda calculus, Church-Turing thesis
Samuel Eilenberg
Mathematician
30-Sep-1913 30-Jan-1998 Category theory
Ronald Graham
Mathematician
31-Oct-1935   Mathematician, Computer Scientist
George W. Hill
Astronomer
3-Mar-1838 16-Apr-1914 A New Theorie of Jupiter and Saturn
Jerome Karle
Chemist
18-Jun-1918   X-Ray diffraction studies
Donald E. Knuth
Computer Programmer
10-Jan-1938   The Art of Computer Programming
John McCarthy
Computer Programmer
4-Sep-1927 24-Oct-2011 Created LISP programming language
Jerry McNerney
Politician
18-Jun-1951   Congressman, California 11th
Claude Shannon
Scientist
30-Apr-1916 24-Feb-2001 Pioneer in information theory
Isadore Singer
Mathematician
3-May-1924   Atiyah-Singer index theorem
Stephen Timoshenko
Engineer
23-Dec-1878 29-May-1972 Mechanical engineering professor at Stanford
John H. van Vleck
Physicist
13-Mar-1899 27-Oct-1980 Quantum theory of paramagnetism
Vernor Vinge
Author
10-Feb-1944   A Fire Upon The Deep
John von Neumann
Mathematician
28-Dec-1903 8-Feb-1957 Computing pioneer, inventor of Game Theory
Norbert Wiener
Mathematician
26-Nov-1894 18-Mar-1964 Cybernetics
Eugene Wigner
Physicist
17-Nov-1902 1-Jan-1995 Law of conservation of parity


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