Department News

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

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Akram Aldroubi

Akram Aldroubi Named a Fellow of the AMS

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Akram Aldroubi has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2014, the program’s second year. The society recognized Aldroubi for contributions to modern harmonic analysis and its applications, and for building bridges between mathematics and other areas of science and engineering. The Fellows of the » Read More

Paul Ponmattam and Dietmar Bisch

Paul Ponmattam Receives AMS Award

Vanderbilt University mathematics major Paul Ponmattam has received a $3,000 Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Award from the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The AMS makes $18,000 in awards to six undergraduates nationwide each year through the Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Fund. Six geographically distributed universities are chosen in a random drawing from the society’s institutional members. » Read More


Seven New Postdocs Join the Department

The Department of Mathematics has a strong postdoctoral program that attracts outstanding young researchers from top universities. Seven new postdoctoral fellows joined the department this fall, bringing the total number of postdocs to 19. Arnaud Brothier received his Ph.D. in 2011 at the Université Paris Diderot. His research interests are in von Neumann algebras. Yago » Read More