Department News

Remembering Professor Emeritus Bjarni Jónsson

Bjarni Jónsson, Vanderbilt’s first Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, died Sept. 30 at the age of 96. He was internationally recognized as a leading authority on universal algebra, lattice theory and algebraic logic. Jónsson came to Vanderbilt in 1966 and taught here until his retirement in 1993.

Mike Neamtu

Mike Neamtu Named New Chair of the Department

Professor Mike Neamtu has been named the new chair of the Department of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University. Neamtu received his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1991 from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He joined the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics in 1992. His research interests are in approximation theory, spline theory, computer-aided geometric design, and » Read More

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Conference Will Tackle Open Problems in Universal Algebra

What are the most interesting and promising open problems in the field of universal algebra? Answering that question and beginning work on them is the goal of a two-week conference entitled “Structure and Complexity in Universal Algebra,” which will take place at Vanderbilt University September 19-30, 2016. Universal algebra is the study of algebraic structures, » Read More

Upcoming Events
January 25, 2017 (Wednesday), 2:30 pm

Graduate Student Tea

Location: Stevenson 1425

January 25, 2017 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Title: Hyperbolicity in Outer Space with Applications to Free Group Extensions

Spencer Dowdall, Vanderbilt
Location: Stevenson 1308

February 2, 2017 (Thursday), 4:10 pm

Title: Algebraic, Geometric, and Dynamical Aspects of Surfaces

Dan Margalit, Georgia Tech
Location: Stevenson 5211

February 7, 2017 (Tuesday), 8:30 am

Surprising Connections: Math, Physics, Computer Science, and Autism

Sarratt Hall 216/220