"The decision, earlier this month, to close the investigation into the disappearance of the eminent American mathematician Boris Weisfeiler in Chile in 1985 is a very disturbing development, and we, along with many members of the international mathematics community, join with the Chilean Mathematics Society in urging the Chilean government that it be re-opened, so that a full investigation can be made and justice done." -- AMS president Robert Bryant

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CIBC CEO Victor Dodig says colleges and universities need to make more innovative grads: see http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cibc-ceo-victor-dodig-1.3336222


US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash with his wife, police have said. Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife Alicia were killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, they said.

The mathematician is renowned for his work in game theory, winning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994. His breakthroughs in maths - and his struggles with schizophrenia - were the focus of the 2001 film.


According to Reinhard Laubenbacher, Center for Quantitative Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, and Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine,
"Job opportunities for graduates with degrees in the mathematical sciences have never been better, as the world is being viewed through increasingly quantitative eyes."

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According to CareerCast the best job for 2014 is: Mathematician. See CareerCast for all the details.