Department News (2014)
The math department has awarded its 2013-2014 Undergraduate Prizes.
Richard Moy won an Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences for the academic year 2013-2014.
Congratulations to Northwestern University's Putnam team (Ed Kim, Zeyu Wang, and Siyuan Cai), which ranked eleventh in the 2013 Putnam Mathematical Competition. Siyuan Cai received an Individual Honorable Mention.
Ph.D. students Boris Hanin and Jesse Wolfson have received postdoctoral NSF fellowships. Boris will be at MIT for the next three years and Jesse will be at the University of Chicago next year followed by a three year post at the University of Copenhagen.
Ursula Porod has been promoted to Senior Lecturer.
Steve Zelditch has won the 2013 Stefan Bergman Prize. The prize is given annually by the Stefan Bergman Trust for work in Bergman's areas of research.
Nir Avni and Aaron Naber have been named 2014 Sloan Research Fellows.
Aaron Naber has been invited to give an address at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul.
PhD student Jesse Wolfson helps a New York dance troupe incorporate fractals into its choreography. The product of their collaboration - Moses(es) - will be performed at the Dance Center at Columbia College on April 3, 4 and 5. Read more here.
Einstein Institute of Mathematics at Hebrew University has invited Steve Zelditch to deliver the annual Zabrodsky Lecture Series in Topology and Geometry. Professor Zelditch will discuss Shapes and sizes of eigenfunctions. 20-26 March 2014.
On Friday, 28 February, Laura DeMarco discussed Numerical patterns and chaos. Harris Hall, room 107, 16:00-17:30. Open to the public.
Paul Goerss received a Faculty Award for Diversity from The Graduate School. This award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates significant efforts to promote classroom diversity, foster interaction between faculty and underrepresented populations, and enhance diversity programs on campus.