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From the Department of Mathematics

Joe Neeman wins NSF CAREER Award

We congratulate Professor Joe Neeman for winning a highly prestigious NSF CAREER Award ! 

Shanghai Global Rankings 2021 places Math@UT 10th internationally & 5th in US

The Shanghai Global Rankings of Academic Subjects from 2021 ranks Mathematics at UT Austin 10th internationally, and 5th in the US in 2021

https://www.shanghairanking.com/rankings/gras/2021/RS0101

UT alumnae Miller and Piccirillo receive Clay Research Fellowships 2021

We congratulate two UT alumnas for receiving the highly prestigious Clay Research Fellowship in 2021: Maggie Miller (2015 B.S. in mathematics; now at Stanford) and Lisa Piccirillo (2019 PhD in mathematics; now at MIT).

Burungale and Delgadino join Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics welcomes Ashay Burungale (Caltech) and Matias Delgadino (Oxford) who are joining us as tenure track Assistant Professors.

Lisa Piccirillo to receive 2019 Granof Award for best UT thesis

Lisa Piccirillo is to receive the 2019 Michael H. Granof Award, which recognizes the outstanding Ph.D. dissertation of the year from any UT Austin department.  Lisa's Ph.D. thesis, "Knot Traces and the Slice Genus”, written under the supervision of Prof. John Luecke, contains several remarkable results in knot theory, including the theorem that the Conway knot is not slice, i.e., it does not bound a smooth embedded disk in the 4-ball. The Conway knot is notoriously difficult to handle, and was the only knot of at most 12 crossings for which the slice property had not been decided. Lisa has lectured widely on these results, and will begin an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, at Brandeis and MIT, in Fall 2019.