Associate Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons wrote her first post for the American Mathematical Society (AMS) blog Feature Column. The post, “What is a prime, and who decides?,” appeared on Nov. 1.
A new addition to the Feature Column writers, Gibbons will contribute one to two posts per year.
Gibbons has contributed to other AMS blogs. In May, “Building relationships before the semester begins” appeared on the On Teaching and Learning Mathematics blog, and her article “Women of Color: Who Tells Their Stories (and why it matters)” was part of the blog titled inclusion/exclusion.
The AMS is a key professional society for mathematicians in the U.S. According to its website, the organization was founded in 1888 and membership now includes “some 30,000 individuals and 570 institutions worldwide.”