In April, the National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and ongoing achievements in original research. 40 percent of the newly-elected members are female — the highest percentage ever elected in any one year. SIAM would like to congratulate all inductees, with a special mention of the three SIAM members among those recognized:
- Russel E. Caflisch, director and professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
- Jennifer T. Chayes, managing director, Microsoft Research New York and Microsoft Research New England
- Barry Simon, IBM Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology.