Special issue honors Wolfgang Haken

Special issue honors Wolfgang Haken

The Illinois Journal of Mathematics (IJM) is pleased to announce that the special issue in honor of Wolfgang Haken was published in July 2017, timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the celebrated Appel-Haken proof of the Four Color Theorem. The special issue contains 16 papers, including a reprint of Haken’s 1960 paper On Homotopy 3-Spheres. The issue may be purchased from IJM for $35. To order, please email IJM@math.uiuc.edu.

New faces at IJM

Steven Bradlow, professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was appointed editor-in-chief of IJM in January 2017. His research interests are differential geometry, gauge theory, holomorphic vector bundles, and moduli spaces. Bradlow succeeds Renming Song, also with the Department of Mathematics at Illinois, who had served as editor-in-chief since 2012. The new assistant to the editor-in-chief is Peggy Currid, who has more than 20 years of experience in journal editorial and production management. Tom Nevins (Department of Mathematics at Illinois) joined the editorial board on October 1, 2017. His research focuses on algebraic geometry, geometric representation theory, and mathematical physics.

Broadrick retires after 20 years with IJM

After 20 years as an indispensable mainstay of the journal’s production and distribution operations, Debbie Broadrick retired at the end of April 2017