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Selected Articles by Allyn Jackson

Die Berechnung der Welt (Computing the World) (on Avi Wigderson receiving the ACM Turing Award), Süddeutsche Zeitung, 24 April 2024 (subscription required)

Susan Landau Awarded AMS Bertrand Russell Prize, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 23 January 2024

“The Miracle Group: Six women from Taiwan and their journey into mathematics”, Celebratio Mathematica, October 2023
A Pioneer in Participatory Design Turns 80”, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 16 May 2023
“Why the Simplex Method, at Age 75, is Still the Go-to Algorithm”, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 31 January 2023

“When Existence is Inefficient”, Inference: International Review of Science, October 2022

“Pushing the Frontiers of Mathematical Research”, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 8 September 2022

Articles about awards presented at the 2022 International Congress of Mathematicians, posted on the web site of the International Mathematical Union on 5 July 2022: Abacus Medal to Mark Braverman, Chern Medal to Barry Mazur; Gauss Prize to Elliott Lieb; Leelavati Prize to Nikolai Andreev 

“Dear Julia, Dear Yuri: A Mathematical Correspondence”, Celebratio Mathematica, May 2022

"`Ich weiß jetzt, dass es wahr ist, dass es schön ist, dass es wunderbar ist': Porträt über die Mathematikerin Julia Robinson" ("`Now I know it is true, it is beautiful, it is wonderful: Portrait of the Mathematician Julia Robinson"), Süddeutsche Zeitung, 3 January 2022 (subscription required)

"Life as a Logician" (interview with Martin Davis)Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 26 August 2021

"Russischer Mathematiker: Strafkolonie und Folter für eine zerbrochene Fensterscheibe (Russian Mathematician: Penal colony and torture for a broken window)"Süddeutsche Zeitung, 28 June 2021

"Honoring the Ties between Computer Science and Mathematics" (on the 2021 Abel Prize winners László Lovász and Avi Wigderson), Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 15 June 2021

"Election Security: A Scientific View" (on the work of Barbara Simons), Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 11 May 2021

“Die Macht des Zufalls [The power of randomness]” (on the 2021 Abel Prize winners László Lovász and Avi Wigderson), Süddeutsche Zeitung, 19 March 2021

“Interview with Alain Connes”, Celebratio  Mathematica, February 2021

"The World of TFNP [on work of Christos Papadimitriou]", Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 27 October 2020

"`An Exciting Time to be at the Helm': Interview with NSF Director Sethuranam Panchanathan",  Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 23 September 2020

Why Did We Go Digital? (Interview with Ken Steiglitz)Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 27 August 2020

“Interview with Augustin Banyaga”, Celebratio Mathematica, June 2020

“Interview with Margaret Wright”, Celebratio Mathematica, May 2020

“Exploring the Theory of Computing (Interview with Avi Wigderson)”, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 16 January 2020

“Interview with André Haefliger”, Celebratio Mathematica, November 2019

“Women in STEM: No Simple Answers”, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 3 October 2019


“Theoretical Computer Scientist Receives Waterman Award (Mark Braverman)”, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 19 September 2019


“Making AI Systems Fairer Will Require Time, Guidelines”, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 10 September 2019

“Interview with Ingrid Daubechies”, Celebratio Mathematica, July 2019

Founder of Geometric Analysis Honored with Abel Prize”, Science, 19 March 2019


“Sie ist in vielerei Hinsicht eine Wegbereiterin (She is in many ways a trailblazer)”, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 19 March 2019


“Interview with Karen Uhlenbeck”, Celebratio Mathematica, February 2019


“Seeking Equilibria in Economics, Computer Science”, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 13 December 2018


“Emil Post: Psychological Fidelity”, Inference: International Review of Science, October 2018

Articles about 2018 Fields Medalists (Caucher Birkar, Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze, Akshay Venkatesh) and 2018 Nevanlinna Prize winner (Constantinos Daskalakis)

Articles about Alexander Grothendieck

Comme Appelé du Néant: As if Summoned from the Void: The Life of Alexandre Grothendieck

AMS Notices: Part 1, October 2004, Part 2, November 2004

Grothendieck at 80, IHES at 50, AMS Notices, September 2008

Q-and-A Interviews

Interview with Alain Connes, Celebratio  Mathematica, February 2021

Interview with Augustin Banyaga, Celebratio Mathematica, June 2020

Interview with Margaret Wright, Celebratio Mathematica, May 2020

Interview with André Haefliger, Celebratio Mathematica, November 2019

Interview with Ingrid Daubechies, Celebratio Mathematica, July 2019

Interview with Karen Uhlenbeck, Celebratio Mathematica, February 2019

Interview with Martin Davis, AMS NoticesMay 2008

Interview with Joan Birman (with co-interviewer Lisa Traynor), AMS Notices, January 2007

Interview with Heisuke Hironaka, AMS Notices, October 2005

Interview with Martin Gardner, AMS Notices, June/July 2005


Interview with Joseph Keller, AMS Notices, August 2004

Interview with Louis Nirenberg, AMS Notices, April 2002

Interview with Arnold Ross, AMS Notices, August 2001

Interview with Raoul Bott, AMS Notices, April 2001

Interview with Henri Cartan, AMS Notices, August 1999

Interview with Shiing-Shen Chern, AMS Notices, August 1998

Series on Mathematics Institutes


A Trio of Institutes (Aarhus University, Denmark; Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona; Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio De Giorgi, Pisa), AMS Notices, December 2009

A Different Kind of Institute: The American Institute of Mathematics,

AMS Notices, December 2005

RIMS, An Institute for Japan and the World

AMS Notices, February 2004


The IAS School of Mathematics

AMS Notices, September 2002

Oberwolfach, Yesterday and Today

AMS Notices, August 2000

The Dream of a Swedish Mathematician: The Mittag-Leffler Institute

AMS Notices, October 1999

The IHES at Forty

AMS Notices, March 1993

Bonn's Max Planck Institute: A New Building and a New Era

AMS Notices, May 1998

Selected Articles in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society

Native Script in MathSciNet: Celebrating Diversity (with sidebar about Donald Knuth)

January 2018

Michèle Audin, Mathematician and Writer

August 2017


Can Mathematics Light the Way?

May 2017

The Welcoming Side of Mathematics

March 2014

Simplicity, in Mathematics and in Art

August 2013

Presidential Report Draws Criticism from Mathematicians

October 2012

Strikes Sweep French Universities

September 2009


DARPA and Hilbert

April 2008

Two Landmarks, Two Heroes

October 2007

A Labor of Love: the Mathematics Genealogy Project

September 2007

Bers Library Finds a Home---and Resonance---at Charles University

August 2007

Jumping Ship: Editorial Board of Topology Resigns

May 2007

New York City Programs Provide a Model for National Teaching Corps

March 2007

International Congress of Mathematicians 2006

December 2006

Conjectures No More?  Consensus Forming on the Proofs of Poincaré and Geometrization Conjectures

September 2006

Textbook Tempest: Students and Professors Decry Price Surges

August 2006

Business Week Looks at Mathematics

June/July 2006

In High Gear: Spanish Mathematics Looks to the Future—and to ICM2006

February 2006

In Memoriam: S.-S. Chern

June/July 2005

The Budget Vise Tightens: NSF Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Request

June/July 2005

Teachers, Exams, Standards: AMS Committee on Education Examines Issues

February 2005

Mathematicians' Group to Provide Advice on Math Standards

December 2004

Oberwolfach Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

October 2004

Has the Women-in-Mathematics Problem Been Solved?

August 2004

Has Math Funding Hit the Deficit Wall?

June/July 2004

Supporting a National Treasure

November 2003

The Digital Mathematics Library

September 2003

Arnold Ross (1906-2002)

June/July 2003

The Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate

May 2003

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Celebrates its Twentieth Birthday

May 2003

International Congress of Mathematicians 2002 in Beijing

January 2003

The World of Blind Mathematicians

November 2002

Teaching Math in America: An Exhibit at the Smithsonian

October 2002

Theft of Words, Theft of Ideas

June/July 2002

Theater Review: QED

June/July 2002

From Preprints to E-prints: The Rise of Electronic Preprint Servers in Mathematics

June/July 2002

Older Articles

Multiculturalism in Mathematics: Historical Truth or Political Correctness? (in Heeding the Call for Change: Suggestions for Curricular Action, edited by Lynn Arthur Steen, Mathematical Association of America, 1992)

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