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Bruce Hughes Receives Nordhaus Teaching Award

Professor Bruce Hughes is the recipient of the 2015 Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Hughes received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1981 and joined the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics in 1985. He has taught courses in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from elementary calculus to advanced upper-level undergraduate » Read More


Ralph McKenzie Selected as Fellow of the AMS

Distinguished Professor Ralph McKenzie has been named as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2016. The society recognized McKenzie for his contributions to universal algebra and for mathematical exposition. The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. » Read More


Disconzi’s Model of Cosmic Stickiness Favors “Big Rip” Demise of Universe

A new mathematical model of cosmic stickiness developed by Assistant Professor of Mathematics Marcelo Disconzi in collaboration with two Vanderbilt physics professors is receiving widespread media coverage after being featured in the University’s “Research News @ Vanderrbilt.”

Upcoming Events
February 15, 2016 (Monday), 3:10 pm

Square percolation with applications to random right-angled Coxeter groups

Victor Falgas-Ravry, Vanderbilt University
Location: Stevenson 1432

February 17, 2016 (Wednesday), 2:30 pm

Graduate Student Tea

Location: Stevenson 1425

February 17, 2016 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Talk Title TBA

Volodymyr Nekrashevych, Texas A&M
Location: Stevenson 1310

February 19, 2016 (Friday), 3:10 pm

Around hyperbolic Coxeter polyhedra II

Matthieu Jacquemet, Vanderbilt University
Location: Stevenson 1310