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It all added up for Jason Bell

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Jason BellProfessor Jason Bell has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2021. Bell (BMath ’97) was selected as one of the 46 mathematical scientists from around the world and the only one from a Canadian university.

Bell’s research focuses on noncommutative algebra, though he occasionally works in number theory, combinatorics and other areas. After completing his undergraduate degree at Waterloo, he completed an MSc at McGill and a PhD at the University of California. He returned to the University of Waterloo in 2002 after working at University of Michigan and Simon Fraser University. In addition to his more than 110 publications, Bell is the associate editor of Algebra and Number Theory, Canadian Journal of Mathematics and the Canadian Bulletin of Mathematics.

“We already knew that Jason was an outstanding citizen of our department, university, and the mathematical community, and this latest honour shows that his contributions are appreciated on an even wider scale.  Congratulations, Jason!” said Chair of the Department of Pure Mathematics, David McKinnon.

The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. The AMS is pleased to present the class of 2021 Fellows who are being recognized by their peers for their contributions to the profession, and also to honor excellence.

"It is a great pleasure to offer my sincere congratulations to the new AMS Fellows, honored for their notable contributions to mathematics and to the profession,” stated AMS President Jill C. Pipher.