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New Faculty Members Join the Department

September 19, 2018 – The Department of Mathematics welcomes seven new faculty members this fall. Larry Rolen joins the department as a tenure-track assistant professor. His research interests are number theory and combinatorics. He works in developing theories of new generalizations of modular forms, such as harmonic Maass forms, Jacobi forms, and quantum modular forms. He received his Ph.D....

Denis Osin Gave Invited Talk at ICM 2018

August 28, 2018 – Professor Denis Osin was an invited speaker at the recent International Congress of Mathematicians held August 1-9, 2018, in Rio de Janeiro. Held once every four years, the ICM brings together mathematicians from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in every area of mathematics. An ICM invitation is considered to be one...

Shanks Workshop on Free Probability and Applications

August 21, 2018 – The Department of Mathematics will host the Shanks Workshop on Free Probability and Applications September 15-16, 2018. The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts in free probability theory and adjacent fields – including random matrix theory, probability, and subfactor theory – to discuss possible applications of free probability in these fields. Invited...

Award Winners Honored at Annual Ceremony

June 12, 2018 – Five students and one former postdoctoral fellow were recognized for outstanding achievements at the recent Department of Mathematics annual awards ceremony. The 2018 B.F. Bryant Prize for Excellence in Teaching was shared by graduate students Sahana Balasubramanya and Jordan Nikkel. The award recognizes graduate teaching assistants who have demonstrated concern for and accomplishments in teaching,...

Jones Named Honorary Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

April 26, 2018 – Stevenson Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Vaughan Jones has been named an honorary fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. Established in 2010, the society is Wales’s first national academy of science and letters. It includes more than 400 distinguished fellows based in Wales, the U.K., and beyond. In announcing Jones’ honorary fellowship, the society described...

7th International Conference on Computational Harmonic Analysis

April 20, 2018 – The Department of Mathematics will host the 7th International Conference on Computational Harmonic Analysis from May 14 to 18, 2018. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Shanks Lecture. Computational harmonic analysis is an area of mathematical analysis that has had a significant impact in many areas of science and engineering...

Vanderbilt Hosted AMS Sectional Meeting April 14-15

April 16, 2018 – Vanderbilt University hosted the American Mathematical Society Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting April 14-15, 2018. The event featured more than 20 special sessions and more than 400 speakers, many of whom are current or former members of the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics. A highlight of the meeting was the Erdős Memorial Lecture presented by Andrea Bertozzi...

Two Faculty Members Organize ICERM Program on Point Configurations

March 27, 2018 – Professors Ed Saff and Doug Hardin are spending the spring semester at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) at Brown University, where they are organizing a Semester Program on Point Configurations in Geometry, Physics, and Computer Science. Saff is the director of the program committee, and Hardin is a co-organizer of...

Yale’s Gal Mishne to Present Emerging Scholars Lecture

March 6, 2018 – The Department of Mathematics will host Gal Mishne, Gibbs Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at Yale University, to present a special lecture Thursday, March 15, as part of the Emerging Scholars in Arts & Science Lecture Series. Mishne will speak at 4:00 pm in Kissam C210 on Local Geometry of Neuronal Activity in Mice. The...

Shanks Workshop on Mathematical Aspects of Fluid Dynamics

March 2, 2018 – The Department of Mathematics will host the Shanks Workshop on Mathematical Aspects of Fluid Dyanamics March 24 to 25, 2018. The workshop will provide an opportunity for the dissemination and discussion of recent results and new techniques in the study of partial differential equations related to fluid dynamics. In particular, workshop participants will benefit from...