Maury D. Bramson, professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, was among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. Members and Associates are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Those elected this year bring the total number of active members to 2,290 and the total number of foreign associates to 475.

Maury Bramson works in probability theory, including interacting particle systems (with applications to mathematical physics, physical chemistry, and biological systems), branching Brownian motion (with applications to mathematical physics and biological systems), and stochastic networks (with applications to electrical and industrial engineering, computer science, and operations research). Among his honors, Bramson is a fellow of IMS and the American Mathematical Society, and was an invited speaker at the 1998 International Congress of Mathematicians.