Four UC Riverside Mathematicians Honored by American Mathematical Society

New fellows will present a public face of excellence in mathematics

Photo shows mugshots of four UC Riverside mathematicians.

Top row, L to R: Richard E. Block and Michel L. Lapidus; bottom row, L to R: Reinhard E. Schultz and Victor L. Shapiro.

Four mathematicians at the University of California, Riverside were named today as Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2012, the program’s initial year.  They are Richard E. Block, Michel L. Lapidus, Reinhard E. Schultz and Victor L. Shapiro.

The four mathematicians join an inaugural class of 1119 fellows, representing more than 600 institutions.

Lapidus and Schultz are professors of mathematics.  Block and Shapiro are distinguished professors emeritus of mathematics. As fellows, they will present a public face of excellence in mathematics.

The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Among the goals of the program are to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession and to honor excellence.

The new AMS Fellows Program recognizes some of the most accomplished mathematicians — those who have contributed to the understanding of deep and important mathematical questions, to applications throughout the scientific world, and to educational excellence.

The AMS is the world’s largest and most influential society dedicated to mathematical research, scholarship, and education.

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