Department News

Vaughan Jones Elected Vice President of the IMU

Stevenson Distinguished Professor Vaughan Jones has been elected a Vice President of the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). He will serve a four-year term beginning in January 2015. The IMU is an international non-governmental and non-profit scientific organization with the purpose of promoting international cooperation in mathematics. One of its key functions » Read More


Constructive Functions 2014 Conference, May 26-30

An international conference entitled Constructive Functions 2014 will be held at Vanderbilt May 26-30, 2014. The focus of the conference is on all aspects of constructive function theory, from asymptotics to zero distribution, and on minimum energy problems on manifolds. The conference is being held in honor of the 70th birthday of Professor Ed Saff. » Read More


5th International Conference
on Computational Harmonic Analysis, May 19-23

The 5th International Conference on Computational Harmonic Analysis will be held at Vanderbilt May 19-23, 2014, in conjunction with the 29th annual Shanks Lecture. The purpose of the conference is to foster research and collaboration in the field of computational harmonic analysis, an area of mathematical analysis that has had a strong impact on many » Read More


Twelfth Annual NCGOA Spring Institute, May 2-8

The Department of Mathematics will host the Twelfth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras May 2-8, 2014. The theme of the 2014 event is Subfactors, Conformal Field Theory, and Vertex Operator Algebras. The Spring Institute is a combination of spring school and international research conference. During the school part of the meeting » Read More


Graduate Student Jacque Davis Wins Best Poster Award

Graduate student Jacque Davis has won an award from the American Women in Mathematics (AWM) for Most Outstanding Graduate Student Research Poster at the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) in Baltimore in January 2014. The JMM is the largest mathematics meeting in the world, held jointly by the American Mathematical Association and the Mathematical Association » Read More


Workshop on Ordered Algebras and Logic

The Department of Mathematics will host a two-day Shanks Workshop on Ordered Algebras and Logic February 22-23, 2014. In recent years, the interest in non-classical logics and its connections with ordered algebraic structures has been growing. Motivations from computer science, natural language reasoning and linguistics have played a significant role in this development. The aim » Read More