Department News

Award Winners Honored at Annual Ceremony

Five students were honored for outstanding achievements at the recent Department of Mathematics annual award ceremony. The 2017 B.F. Bryant Prize for Excellence in Teaching was shared by graduate students Chang-Hsin Lee and Timothy Michaels. The award recognizes graduate teaching assistants who have demonstrated concern for and accomplishments in teaching, qualities that characterized the career » Read More

Conferences and Workshops Benefit from Shanks Endowment

In addition to the prestigious annual Shanks Conference and Lecture series, a number of other Department of Mathematics conferences and workshops benefit each year from funding provided by the Shanks Endowment. The Shanks Endowment was established in 1984 by the Shanks family in honor of 1956-1969 Department Chair Baylis Shanks and his wife Olivia Shanks. » Read More

Conference on Low-Dimensional Topology and Geometry,
May 15-19

The Department of Mathematics hosted the Conference on Low-Dimensional Topology and Geometry from May 15 to 19, 2017. Held in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Shanks Lecture, the conference focused on the close interrelationships between geometry and topology in low dimensions, such as in the study of surfaces and three-dimensional manifolds (3-manifolds). Emphasis was on » Read More

Fifteenth Annual NCGOA Spring Institute, May 5-11

The Department of Mathematics hosted the Fifteenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras May 5-11, 2017. The theme of the 2017 event was Operator Algebras and Logic. The Spring Institute is a combination of spring school and international research conference. During the school part of the meeting several mini-courses on a variety » Read More

Jesse Peterson Named Chancellor Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor of Mathematics Jesse Peterson is one of 12 outstanding Vanderbilt University faculty members who have been named to the 2017 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from mathematics, engineering, and law, as well as the social sciences, life and physical sciences, clinical sciences, and humanities. Peterson » Read More