Department News

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.”


Paper Co-authored by Phil Crooke Wins Best Manuscript Award

A paper co-authored by Prof. Phil Crooke has won a prestigious award given annually by Innovations, the official journal of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS). The award, which includes a $2,000 prize, is given for the best manuscript from those that were submitted to the journal after being presented to the » Read More


Glenn Webb Honored with Special Issue

Professor Glenn Webb has been honored with the dedication of a special issue of Mathematical Sciences and Bioengineering (MBE). Volume 12, Number 4 (2015) of the journal is dedicated to Webb in honor of his 70th birthday.

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Recent Advances in Kähler Geometry Conference, May 18-22

The Department of Mathematics will host an international conference on Recent Advances in Kähler Geometry, May 18-22, 2015. The conference is held in conjunction with the 30th Annual Shanks Lecture. This year’s featured Shanks Lecturer is Fields Medalist Professor Shing-Tung Yau of Harvard University. Kähler geometry is an area of mathematics that has seen a » Read More

Yuanzhen Shao and Gieri Simonett

Student Award Winners Announced at Annual Ceremony

Two graduate students and one undergraduate were recognized recently at the Department of Mathematics annual student awards ceremony. This year’s graduate honors went to Yuanzhen Shao for outstanding research and to Michael Northington for excellence in teaching. Mathematics senior Paul Ponmattam was recognized for undergraduate achievement. The Bjarni Jónsson Prize for Research was awarded to » Read More


Thirteenth Annual NCGOA Spring Institute, May 1-7

The Department of Mathematics will host the Thirteenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras May 1-7, 2015. The theme of the 2015 event is Operator Algebras and Approximation Properties of Groups. The Spring Institute is a combination of spring school and international research conference. During the school part of the meeting several » Read More

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