News from 2021: Maddie Weinstein will be an NSF postdoc at Stanford University.

Back in 2020, we had these updates: On postdocs: Madeline Brandt will go to Brown University, Lynn Chua will go to Caltech, Paul Görlach will be at TU Chemnitz, Orlando Marigliano will move to KTH Stockholm, and Mahsa Sayyari will join Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Anna Seigal will transition to the Society of Fellows at Harvard. On permanent positions: Jose Rodriguez is settling at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Joe Kileel has signed up with the University of Texas, Austin. Cynthia Vinzant will start in 2021 at the University of Washington, Seattle.

I wrote this piece for the Early Career Section of the Notices of the AMS.

This article appeared in the newsletter of the European Women in Mathematics (EWM).

**Spring of 2023**: Math 270: Metric Algebraic Geometry

This is a webinar, aimed at a general audience, in the NAS series Mathematical Frontiers. Mark Green hosts short presentations by Ravi Vakil and me.

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Bernd Sturmfels received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 1987, and an honorary doctorate from the Goethe University Frankfurt in 2015. After postdoctoral years in Minneapolis and Linz, he taught at Cornell University before joining UC Berkeley in 1995 as Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. Since 2017 he has been Director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig. In 2018 he became an honorary professor at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Leipzig. His awards include a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, a Humboldt Senior Research Prize, the SIAM von Neumann Lecturership, the Sarlo Distinguished Mentoring Award, and the George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the AMS and SIAM and a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In 2022 he spoke at the International Congress of Mathematicians. Sturmfels has supervised 60 doctoral students and numerous postdoctoral researchers, and he has authored 11 books and 300 research articles in combinatorics, commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, and their applications in fields such as statistics, optimization, and computational biology.

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