Twelfth Annual NCGOA Spring Institute, May 2-8

April 4, 2014 – The Department of Mathematics will host the Twelfth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras May 2-8, 2014. The theme of the 2014 event is Subfactors, Conformal Field Theory, and Vertex Operator Algebras. The Spring Institute is a combination of spring school and international research conference. During the school part of the meeting » Read More

Graduate Student Jacque Davis Wins Best Poster Award

March 5, 2014 – Graduate student Jacque Davis has won an award from the American Women in Mathematics (AWM) for Most Outstanding Graduate Student Research Poster at the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) in Baltimore in January 2014. The JMM is the largest mathematics meeting in the world, held jointly by the American Mathematical Association and the Mathematical Association » Read More

Workshop on Ordered Algebras and Logic

February 14, 2014 – The Department of Mathematics will host a two-day Shanks Workshop on Ordered Algebras and Logic February 22-23, 2014. In recent years, the interest in non-classical logics and its connections with ordered algebraic structures has been growing. Motivations from computer science, natural language reasoning and linguistics have played a significant role in this development. The aim » Read More

Akram Aldroubi Named a Fellow of the AMS

December 2, 2013 – Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Akram Aldroubi has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2014, the program’s second year. The society recognized Aldroubi for contributions to modern harmonic analysis and its applications, and for building bridges between mathematics and other areas of science and engineering. The Fellows of the » Read More

Paul Ponmattam Receives AMS Award

October 25, 2013 – Vanderbilt University mathematics major Paul Ponmattam has received a $3,000 Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Award from the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The AMS makes $18,000 in awards to six undergraduates nationwide each year through the Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Fund. Six geographically distributed universities are chosen in a random drawing from the society’s institutional members. » Read More

Seven New Postdocs Join the Department

September 24, 2013 – The Department of Mathematics has a strong postdoctoral program that attracts outstanding young researchers from top universities. Seven new postdoctoral fellows joined the department this fall, bringing the total number of postdocs to 19. Arnaud Brothier received his Ph.D. in 2011 at the Université Paris Diderot. His research interests are in von Neumann algebras. Yago » Read More

Workshop Explores Quantum Symmetries

September 11, 2013 – The Department of Mathematics will host a two-day DARPA and Shanks Workshop on “Quantum Symmetries” October 26-27, 2013. Several workshop participants will report on progress on DARPA funded research projects. Other talks will cover areas that could be broadly described as quantum symmetries. Speakers will include Uffe Haagerup of the University of Copenhagen; Vaughan Jones » Read More

Topology, Algebra, and Categories in Logic 2013

July 23, 2013 – The Department of Mathematics hosted the Topology, Algebra, and Categories in Logic 2013 Conference July 28 through August 1. TACL 2013 was held in conjunction with the 27th Annual Shanks Lectures. Studying logics via semantics is a well-established and very active branch of mathematical logic, with many applications, in computer science and elsewhere. The area » Read More

Grad Students Secure Grants for Summer Programs

May 22, 2013 – Two Department of Mathematics graduate students have received travel grants to attend research programs and conferences in the U.S. and abroad this summer. Emily Marshall, a fourth-year graduate student, was awarded an East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute grant from the National Science Foundation to study at Monash University in Australia for two months from » Read More

Student Award Winners Honored at Annual Ceremony

May 15, 2013 – Three graduate students and one undergraduate student were recognized at the Department of Mathematics’ annual student awards ceremony held recently. The Bjarni Jónsson Prize for Research was awarded jointly to Alexander Wires and William Young. The prize, which recognizes graduate students for exceptional research in mathematics, was established in honor of Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, » Read More