Jason Starr, a professor in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Professor Starr is a world-renowned expert in algebraic geometry, the geometric study of solutions of systems of polynomial equations. His most celebrated contributions deal with the question of when such a system of equations has at least one solution. Starr’s work has given mathematicians a new way of thinking about such matters.
The AMS Fellowship program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics. This highly competitive process begins with the nomination of individuals who must be supported by three other members after participating as a member of AMS for one year. A selection committee then reviews the nominee to decide who is among the elected fellows. Only a selected few from those nominated are then invited to become fellows.