Alfred Hales Elected as 2009 AAAS Fellow
In November, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council elected UCLA Mathematics Professor Emeritus Alfred Hales to the rank of AAAS Fellow. Each year the council elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.” In the section on mathematics, Hales has been honored for his contributions in algebra and combinatorics, the Hales-Jewett Theorem, characterization of infinite abelian groups by Ulm invariants, and service as UCLA Math department chair and director of the Institute for Defense Analyses Center for Communications Research. “Triple A-S” is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science worldwide and publishes the journal Science, the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world.
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