New Issue of Spectrum Newsletter Now Available

February 12, 2015 – The spring 2015 edition of Spectrum, the departmentʼs biennial newsletter, has just been published. Highlights include a research profile of Distinguished Professor Ralph McKenzie, Professor Neamtu’s latest work in approximation theory, and photos of the departmentʼs major renovation. For more news about our faculty and student activities, you can view a PDF of Spectrum here.

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Alexander Olshanskii Named a Fellow of the AMS

November 4, 2014 – Centennial Professor Alexander Olshanskii has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The society recognized Olshanskii for his contributions to combinatorial and geometric group theory. The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Among the goals of » Read More


Vaughan Jones Elected Vice President of the IMU

August 29, 2014 – 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

May 23, 2014 – 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

May 8, 2014 – 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

April 4, 2014 – 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

March 5, 2014 – 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

February 14, 2014 – 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

December 2, 2013 – 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

October 25, 2013 – 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