Math Professor Andrei Rapinchuk Recognized by American Mathematical Society
Prof. Andrei Rapinchuk of the Department of Mathematics was among 63 mathematical scientists from around the world honored recently as part of the 2015 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.
Now in its third year, the AMS program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Prof. Rapinchuk was named an AMS Fellow for his contributions to the arithmetic theory of algebraic groups and geometry of locally symmetric spaces.
Earlier this fall, Prof. Rapinchuk was appointed the University’s new McConnell-Bernard Professor of Mathematics, a chaired professorship. With his appointment, the College’s Department of Mathematics now features seven AMS Fellows, including: Ira W. Herbst, Craig Huneke, Brian J. Parshall, Karen Hunger Parshall, Loren D. Pitt (emeritus), and Leonard L. Scott (emeritus).