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Jared Speck to deliver AMS Invited Address

November 30, 2023 – Stevenson Chair Jared Speck will give one of three invited lectures at the Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, to be held at Florida State University, March 23-24, 2024. The title of his talk is Singularity Formation for the Equations of Einstein and Euler and the abstract is as follows: In recent...

Margalit awarded 2024 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition

November 28, 2023 – The American Mathematical Society has awarded Benson Farb and Dan Margalit the 2024 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition. The award is in recognition of their book, A Primer on Mapping Class Groups, published by Princeton University Press in 2012. The Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition is given annually for a book or substantial survey or...

Prof. Costas Tsinakis Publishes New Book with Vanderbilt-Affiliated Colleagues

November 11, 2023 – Prof. Costas Tsinakis has published a new book entitled “Residuated Structures in Algebra and Logic” in the AMS book series Mathematical Surveys and Monographs. His two co-authors also have affiliations with Vanderbilt: George Metcalfe is a former Vanderbilt postdoc, while Francesco Paoli has visited Vanderbilt several times. The book is available from the American Mathematical...

Prof. Dietmar Bisch Awarded Funding by SMRI

November 9, 2023 – Prof. Dietmar Bisch was awarded funding by the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI) in its recent August 2023 competition for the SMRI International Visitor Program. The funding will support a research visit by Prof. Bisch to Australia. He aims to use it in Spring 2025 to work with colleagues at SMRI, University of Sydney, University...

Prof. Dietmar Bisch Awarded Major Interdisciplinary Grant

November 9, 2023 – Prof. Dietmar Bisch was awarded the three-grant W911NF-23-0026 from the US-Army Research Office. Entitled “Von Neumann Subfactors, Noncommutativity and Quantum Computing,” the $571,783.00 grant provides substantial support for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The research lies at the intersection of pure mathematics and quantum information theory.  

Topical Collection on Population Dynamics in Honor of Glenn Webb

October 31, 2023 – Populations are ubiquitous in nature. All natural beings and natural phenomena can be viewed as populations. A central feature of all populations is their dynamic capacity – their ability to change. The understanding of population dynamics requires mathematical description, mathematical formulation, and mathematical analysis. These mathematical requirements have been central in the history of science....

Professor Margalit Delivers Mary Cartwright Accompanying Lecture

October 23, 2023 – Professor Dan Margalit was invited by the London Mathematical Society to deliver the 2023 Mary Cartwright Accompanying Lecture, which is organized by the Committee for Women and Diversity in Mathematics. More information is available here:  

Shanks Conference on L-functions and Automorphic Forms

October 9, 2023 – On May 13-16, 2024, the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics will host the Shanks International Conference on L-functions and Automorphic Forms. The conference will feature 24 speakers and covers topics on automorphic forms, L-functions, and the relation between the two. Kannan Soundararajan will be honored as the 36th Shanks Lecturer.

Shanks Workshop on Combinatorics and Graph Theory

October 7, 2023 – On March 9-10, 2024, the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics will host the Shanks Workshop on Combinatorics and Graph Theory. The workshop will bring together young researchers from different institutions and backgrounds to discuss recent developments on structural graph theory, extremal combinatorics, and graph colorings.

October 4, 2023 – Chair of Mathematics, Dan Margalit is co-organizing a variety show with Nancy Scherich, winner of the 2017 Dance Your Ph.D. competition.  The show is called Mathematics: A Quick Revue, and it will be held on January 5, 2024 in conjunction with the 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetings.  The performance will take place at the Alcazar Theater...