Mark Behrens, the John and Margaret McAndrews Chair of the Department of Mathematics, has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2023.

AMS fellows are honored for outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. The Notre Dame professor’s contributions to algebraic topology and homotopy theory, in particular, earned him his election as fellow. In total, 39 mathematical scientists were named to this year’s class.

“It is a tremendous honor to have my research recognized by the AMS, and I am truly grateful for the support that I have received from my students, collaborators, colleagues, the mathematics department, and the University to make this possible,” Behrens said.

His focus of study, algebraic topology, is a branch of math that uses tools from abstract algebra to study topological spaces.