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Newton resident honored by American Mathematical Society

Posted by boston.com  November 18, 2013 08:16 PM

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Solomon Friedberg, newly-named fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Solomon Friedberg, a Newton resident, was one of 50 mathematicians from around the world named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society last week.

“Sol Friedberg has distinguished himself as an international leader in number theory while closer to home he has been a successful chair of the Mathematics Department and he’s committed to improving K-12 math education across the Commonwealth,” said David Quigley, dean of College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College, where Friedberg helped establish a PhD program in mathematics.

The American Mathematical Society promotes mathematical research and its uses, and fellow are selected for outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics,” according to a press release.

Friedberg was noted for his scholarly contributions to number theory, representation theory and automorphic forms, an analytical approach to complex mathematical problems. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency

Shandana Mufti can be reached at shandana.mufti@globe.com.

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