Brian Conrey is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM).
He is a number theorist who has held numerous visiting positions, including at the Institute for Advanced Study.
He was on the faculty of Oklahoma State University from 1983 until 1997, when he became the first Executive Director of the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) in Palo Alto, California, a position he still holds.
In 2002, AIM, whose slogan is “focused collaborative research,” was designated as one of the NSF Mathematics Institutes; there are now eight such institutes in the US. Since 1997, AIM has received more than $30 million in funding from the NSF to conduct research in workshops and in small groups.
In addition, AIM founded the Mathematics Teachers’ Circle (MTC) program where middle school mathematics teachers and mathematicians engage monthly in interesting problem solving. Today there are more than 50 MTCs around the country.
Brian is also a Professor at the University of Bristol in the UK where he spends about eight weeks per year. He has published more than 80 research articles. In 2008 he received the Levi Conant Prize for exposition for his article “The Riemann Hypothesis” which appeared in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.
Ph.D., University of Michigan