John Nash, 6/13/1928 - 5/23/2015
John Forbes Nash, Jr., an Abel prize winning mathematician, a Nobel prize winner in Economics and whose life inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind" was killed in a car crash Saturday, (5/23) along with his wife Alicia. Nash and his wife were returning from Norway where he had received the Abel Award in Mathematics when the taxicab carrying them from Newark Airport veered out of control and struck a guardrail. Nash is survived by his sons, John David Stier and John Charles Martin Nash and a sister Martha Nash Legg.
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Spotlight on AMS
Five of our own attended the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM) this year. A big congratulations especially goes out to Taylor Chott, Kownoon Her, Sujee Park and Sarah Verros. Each of these students presented posters at the conference. Kelsey Kalmbach, a presenter last year, was also able to attend.
The NCUWM is held each year and is open to outstanding undergraduate women mathematicians at all stages in their careers. The overall goal of the conference is to arm participants with knowledge, self-confidence, and a network of peers to help them become successful mathematicians.
A big way to go to each of these ladies who are well on their way in becoming successful majors and successful mathematicians!
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