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 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
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
Graduate Student Tea
Location: Stevenson 1425Abstract...
Title: Hyperbolicity in Outer Space with Applications to Free Group Extensions
Spencer Dowdall, Vanderbilt
Location: Stevenson 1308
Title: Algebraic, Geometric, and Dynamical Aspects of Surfaces
Dan Margalit, Georgia Tech
Location: Stevenson 5211
Surprising Connections: Math, Physics, Computer Science, and Autism
Sarratt Hall 216/220Abstract...