Department News

Larry Schumaker Selected as Fellow of the AMS

Stevenson Professor Larry Schumaker has been selected as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2018. Schumaker was recognized for his contributions to spline theory, approximation theory, and numerical analysis, and for his service to the profession. The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, » Read More

New Issue of Spectrum Newsletter Now Available

The fall 2017 edition of Spectrum, the departmentʼs newsletter, has just been published. Highlights include Assistant Professor Marcelo Disconzi’s research suggesting how the universe might end and profiles of new faculty members Anna Marie Bohmann and Spencer Dowdall. For more news about our faculty and student activities, you can view a PDF of the new » Read More

Shanks Workshop on Subfactors and Applications

The Shanks Workshop on Subfactors and Applications will be held at Vanderbilt September 30 to October 1, 2017. The workshop will bring together researchers working in areas of mathematics related to the theory of subfactors. This includes conformal field theory, statistical mechanical models, algebraic quantum field theory, quantum computing, tensor networks, low-dimensional topology. and fusion » Read More

Upcoming Events.
November 29, 2017 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Title Talk TBA

Alex Write, Stanford University
Location: Stevenson 1308

November 29, 2017 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

On Ranks of Hyperbolic Group Extensions

Spencer Dowdall, Vanderbilt University
Location: Stevenson 1308

November 30, 2017 (Thursday), 4:10 pm

Word-Hyperbolic Surface Bundles

Christhoper Leininger, University of Urbana, Champaign
Location: Stevenson 5211

December 1, 2017 (Friday), 4:10 pm

CFTs as scaling limit of anyonic chains

Modjtaba Shokrian Zini, University of California, Santa Barbara
Location: Stevenson 1432