Department News

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

Mathematics Major Named to Schwarzman Scholars

Marc A. Chen, a Vanderbilt University senior majoring in mathematics and economics, has been named a Schwarzman Scholar for 2017-2018. The program provides full funding for a one-year master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Remembering Professor Emeritus Bjarni Jónsson

Bjarni Jónsson, Vanderbilt’s first Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, died Sept. 30 at the age of 96. He was internationally recognized as a leading authority on universal algebra, lattice theory and algebraic logic. Jónsson came to Vanderbilt in 1966 and taught here until his retirement in 1993.

Upcoming Events
March 28, 2017 (Tuesday), 6:00 pm

The Hero and the Hydra: A Journey to Infinity and Beyond (and Back Again)

José Gil-Férez, Vanderbilt University
Location: Stevenson 1206

March 29, 2017 (Wednesday), 2:10 pm

Graduate Student Tea

Location: Stevenson 1425

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

Generalized presentations of groups, in particular of $\mathrm{Aut}(F_{\omega})$.

Oleg Bogopolski, Universität Düsseldorf
Location: SC 1308

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

Paths of Minimal Lengths on the Set of Exact Differential 2–Forms.

Wilfrid Gangbo, UCLA
Location: Stevenson 5211