Seminars & Announcements
Monday May 2 2016
Ahmad Issa: Embedding 3-manifolds in S^4
Simons Conference on Random Graph Processes
May 9-12, 2016, UT Austin.
This workshop, funded by the Simons Foundation, is the third in a series of meetings organized at UT Austin on related topics, alternating yearly in an emphasis on mathematics one year, and on network applications the next. The 2016 workshop will again be on the mathematics of stochastic processes and graphs, this time focusing on the studies of processes in, and on, large graphs. Our aim is to bring together a diverse set of eminent researchers from various communities in this broad subject, to give a global picture which will hopefully lead to interactions and cross-fertilization.
Ivo Babuska Featured on NY Times
Apr 26 , 2016
"The Mathematician's 90th-Birthday Party", featuring Professor Ivo Babuska, appeared on New York Times yesterday.Read More ...
Uri Triesman received the 2016 Ross Gilbert National Leadership Award
Apr 21 , 2016
On Apr. 13, Uri Triesman received the 2016 Ross Gilbert National Leadership Award from the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. This is the most prestigious award in pre-collegiate math education.Read More ...
Riley Zeigler won the Schlumberger Award for Excellence in Mathematics Research
Apr 19 , 2016
Meryn Riley Zeigler, an undergraduate in mathematics, won the Schlumberger Award for Excellence in Mathematics Research. She participated the Undergraduate Research Forum 2016 with a project titled "Computations in Modern Perfect Numbers", under the supervision of Bart Goddard.List of winners ...
Bill Wolesensky to receive John Durbin Teaching Award
March 28 , 2016
Bill Wolesensky has been selected to receive the 2016 John Durbin Teaching award. This is a distinguished recognition of Bill's superb teaching of Calculus as well as upper-division math, and his work on reform our curriculum.
Keel and Neitzke have been named Simons Fellows
March 24 , 2016Sean Keel and Andy Neitzke have been named as 2016 Simons Fellows in Mathematics. Congratulations to Sean and Andy! The full list of Simons Fellows can be seen here.
Pi Pops Up Where You Don't Expect It
Why do we celebrate Pi, the world's most famous number, every year on Pi Day? The exact value of Pi has fascinated people since ancient times, and we have computed trillions of digits. But why do we care? Our own Lorenzo Sadun, explains why this number captivates us and how it appears in many unexpected places.
John Meth to Receive 2016 CNS Teaching Excellence Award
March 10 , 2016
John Meth has been selected to receive a 2016 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. This is a distinguished recognition of John's teaching excellence and commitment to students.
Jeff Danciger awarded a Sloan Fellowship
February 24 , 2016
Jeff Danciger has been awarded a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship. A list of this years fellows is available at http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/2016-sloan-research-fellows/
Alessio Figalli will receive the 2016 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award for Science.
Decemeber 11 , 2015
The Acadamy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas has announced that Alessio Figalli is the recipient of the 2016 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award for Science.
Quoting from the award page: "Dr. Figalli's research embraces several areas of mathematics, including partial differential equations, calculus of variations and geometric measure theory. These areas have applications to physics, biology, and economics. For instance, one of Dr. Figalli’s main focuses of research is the “optimal transport problem,” which states: given a distribution of mass, find the most efficient way to transport it from one place to another. This problem has important applications in economics, however, more recently, this problem has found new unexpected applications to other areas of mathematics, as well as biology and meteorology."Read more ...
Amanda Hager has been selected to receive a 2015-16 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award
December 10 , 2015
Amanda Hager has been selected to receive a 2015-16 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award. This is the latest recognition of Amanda's teaching excellence and commitment to students (she currently holds a Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship).
Alessio Figalli will be awarded The Stampacchia Gold Medal Of The Italian Mathematical Union.
August 11 , 2015
This is an international prize awarded every three years (to mathematicans of age at most 35) in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of Calculus of Variations and related applications.
Quoting the citation: "Alessio Figalli has, in spite of his young age, already given several outstanding contributions to mathematics, showing an amazing fecundity of ideas and an extremely large arsenal of mathematical techniques and expertise."Read more ...
Two CAREER Awards in the Ciperiani-Perutz Houshold
April 24, 2015
Tim Perutz has been awarded a NSF CAREER award this year. This is the second CAREER award in Tim's family. Mirela Ciperiani received a CAREER last year. See Married Mathematicians Win Prestigious CAREER Awards
Bjorn Engquist has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24 , 2015Bjorn Engquist has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to Bjorn on this recognition.
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Tim Perutz Receives a NSF Career Award
April 1 , 2015Tim Perutz has been awarded a National Science Foundation Career award. Congratulations to Tim on this recognition.
Bjorn Engquist has been awarded the ICIAM Pioneer Prize
March 17 , 2015Bjorn Engquist has been awarded the ICIAM Pioneer Prize for his fundamental contributions in the field of applied mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computing, which have had long-lasting impact in the field as well as successful applications in science, engineering and industry.
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Luis Caffarelli has been elected to the Spanish Academy of Sciences
March 09 , 2015Congratulations to Luis on another honor to recognize his distinguished career.
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G. Cepparo, A. Hager and R. Heitmann to Receive Teaching Awards
March 10 , 2015Gustavo Cepparo and Amanda Hager have been selected to receive 2015 College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. Ray Heitmann is this years recipient of the departmental John Durbin Teaching Award. Congratulations to Gustavo, Amanda and Ray!
UT Math on the Web
Feb 5 , 2015
The Math Dept is making news on campus this week. Firstly, the continuing succesful recruitment of female graduate students has gained wide recognition. See "Graduate Student Sisters" and "Female enrollment in UT math graduate program is on the rise". Secondly, Luis Caffarelli explains the role of understanding Navier-Stokes Equations in modern science in this Interview with Luis Caffarelli.
Kui Ren was awarded the MediaV Young Researcher Award
Jan 12 , 2015
Kui Ren was awarded the MediaV Young Researcher Award at the International Conference on Inverse Problems and Related Topics, 2014 in Tapei.
Caffarelli was awarded the Career Research Excellence Award
October 16 , 2014Luis Caffarelli was awarded the Career Research Excellence award given by the University Co-op. This award is given to a faculty member or staff researcher who has maintained a superior research program across many years.
Dan Freed receives The London Math. Soc. Senior Berwick Prize
July 11 , 2014Dan Freed, together with his collaborators Mike Hopkins and Constantin Teleman have been awarded the London Mathematical Society Senior Berwick Prize. This is in recognition of their paper: Loop groups and twisted K-theory, Journal of Topology, 4 (2011). The announcment can be viewed here.
In addition, the Simon's Foundation announced that Dan will receive one of the 2014 Simons Fellowships. The complete list is available here.
Jane Arledge to receive Regent's Outstanding Teaching Award
June 18 , 2014Jane Arledge has been selected to receive a 2014 Regent's Outstanding Teaching Award. Only a few faculty members from across the UT System are given this prestgious award.
Mike Starbird has received an honorary degree
May 27 , 2014Mike Starbird has received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Pomona College.Further details can be found here.
Kui Ren has received a Moncrief Award
May 6 , 2014Kui Ren has received one of the four ICES' 2014 W. A. "Tex" Moncrief Grand Challenge Awards. Further details can be found here.
Inderjit Dhillon has been named a 2014 SIAM fellow
April 22 , 2014Inderjit Dhillon who holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mathematics has been selected as a 2014 Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
Ciperiani wins a NSF CAREER award
April 15 , 2014Mirela Ciperiani has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.
ACM award for Francois Baccelli
April 14 , 2014
Francois Baccelli has been awarded the 2014 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award, for his "fundamental contributions to stochastic geometry and to discrete-event dynamic system theory for the analysis of computer/communication systems".
UT Math ranked 14th by US News
March 11 , 2014
Amir Mohammadi awarded a Sloan Fellowship
February 18 , 2014
Amir Mohammadi has been awarded a 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship. A list of this years fellows is available at http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/2014-sloan-research-fellows/
Irene Gamba to give 2014 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture
January 23, 2014Professor Irene Gamba has been invited by the Association for Women in Mathematics and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) to be the 2014 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer. The Kovalevsky Lectures honor women who have made fundamental and sustained contributions to applied or computational mathematics. Irene will deliver the lecture at the 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting in Chicago in July 2014.
Caffarelli awarded Steele Prize
December 5 , 2013
Luis Caffarelli (along with collaborators Robert Kohn, and Louis Nirenberg) have been awarded the 2014 AMS Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution to Research.
Figalli and Zariphopoulou to speak ICM 2014
September 5 , 2013Two of our faculty members, Alessio Figalli and Thaleia Zariphopoulou have been invited to speak at ICM 2014, in the sections on Analysis and Applications and Mathematics in Science and Technology respectively.
Mathematics Welcomes Its Fall 2013 New Members
August 25 , 2013The Department would like to welcome all of its new members. This semester, eleven new faculty members and thirty one graduate students has joined the department.
Prof. Caffarelli received a Solomon Lefschetz medal
Aug 6, 2013
This morning Prof. Caffarelli received the Solomon Lefschetz medal at the Mathematical Congress of the Americas.
Two Solomon Lefschetz Medals have been awarded to mathematicians in recognition of the excellence in their research and the relevant contributions done for the development of mathematics in the Americas.
Jane Arledge to Receive Teaching Fellowship
June 17 , 2012
Dr. Jane Arledge has been selected to hold a Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship for the 2013-14 Fall semester. The award is the latest recognition of Jane's teaching excellence and commitment to students.
Caffarelli to Receive Honorary Degree from University of Chicago
May 16, 2013
Luis A. Caffarelli, a universally acclaimed forefront authority on nonlinear elliptic PDEs, will receive a Doctor of Science honorary degree from University of Chicago at its 515th Convocation on Saturday, June 15.
Tsai is awarded a Simons Fellowship
May 7, 2013
Richard Tsai is awarded a 2013 Simons Fellowship from the Simons Foundation who made the announcement in the New York Times yesterday. Richard will receive compensation for a full year of academic leave to focus solely on research.
Math Dept Spring 13 awards
May 6, 2013
Six of our Faculty members and eleven graduate students have been honored at our Spring 2013 awards reception. Congratuations to all!
May 2, 2013
Rachel Ward has been awarded an NSF Career award and a U.S. Air Force Young Investigator grant.
Efraim P. Armendariz
Feb 21 , 2013
It is with great sadness that the department announces the passing of Professor Efraim Armendariz. Efraim died on Wednesday 13th February after a battle with cancer. Efraim had been with the department since 1966 and was Chairman from 1991--2007. Under his leadership the department's stature rose nationally and internationally.
In his time in the department, Efraim was heavily involved in programs to enrich the mathematics experience for undergraduates at UT, as well as programs that impacted mathematics education state wide. For example, Efraim was instrumental in establishing the Emerging Scholars Program at the University of Texas, and he was an active supporter and participant of the UTeach program.
He will be sorely missed by his colleagues in the department, and in the larger University community.
A celebration of Efraim's life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 10am at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland Dr. Austin, TX 78757
Jan 24 , 2013
It is with great sadness that the department announces the passing of Professor Ted Odell who died suddenly on January 9th 2013. Ted had been with the Department of Mathematics since 1977, and since 2005 held the John T. Stuart III Centennial Professorship of Mathematics. He was also the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies.
On Saturday January 19th, an event, "The Celebration of The Life of Ted Odell" was held in Room MAI 212 of the Main Building of the U.T. campus. Speeches to a packed room were given by a family member, colleagues in the department and two of Ted's co-authors. It was also announced that Ted's family has generously started a "The Ted Odell Excellence Fund in Mathematics."
His death leaves a huge void in the department, and he will be sorely missed by his colleagues there and in the larger University community.
Jane Arledge to receive President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award
Nov 30 , 2012
Dr. Jane Arledge has been selected to receive the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award for the 2011-2012 academic year.
The award recognizes the consistent level of excellence Dr. Arledge has achieved in teaching undergraduate students.
21 Faculty Named 2013 Fellows
Nov 7 , 2012
The inaugural class of Fellows were announced November 1, 2012. Twenty one of our faculty members are honored.
The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.
UT Math has been awarded a RTG Grant in Geometry and Topology
Sept 4 , 2012Thirteen faculty members in Geometry/Topology has been awarded a new, highly competitive, RTG grant from the NSF. Over a five year span, this award will provide $2.5M to enhance the training of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers in Geometry and Topology.
Mathematics Welcomes Its Fall 2012 New Members
August 23 , 2012The Department would like to welcome all of its new members. This semester, twenty one new faculty members and twenty two graduate students has joined the department.
Gamba Recieves the 2012-13 ICES Distinguished Research Award
August 23, 2012Prof. Gamba is the 2012-13 recipient of the ICES Distinguished Research Award.
Figalli Wins a EMS prize
July 3 , 2012Alessio Figalli is one of 10 EMS prize winners announced at the 6th European Congress of Mathematics in Krakow. For the complete list see: http://www.6ecm.pl/.
For an article written by CNS based on Figalli's recent prize, please see here.
Uhlenbeck received an honorary degree from Princeton University
July 2 , 2012Karen Uhlenbeck received an honorary doctorate of science from Princeton University during their spring commencement ceremonies. The honor recognized her leadership in mathematical physics and partial differential equations, particularly gauge theory and global analysis; and for her invaluable achievements in mentoring young mathematicians.
Caffarelli received an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame
June 13 , 2012Luis Caffarelli received an honorary doctorate of science from the University of Notre Dame during their spring commencement ceremonies. The honor recognized his leadership in the field of partial differential equations and their applications.
Congratulations to our Bennett Calculus Exam Winners
May 14 , 2012This semester's Bennett Calculus Prize Exam was held on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The winners are: First Place (tie): Mark Johnson and Ben Seroussi
Third Place: Rebecca Wu
Congratulations to all.
Congratulations to our new Ph.Ds
May 10 , 2012Eighteen of our Ph.D students have successfully defended their dissertations during this academic year. Congratulations to all of our new Ph.Ds
Math Dept Spring 12 Awards
May 7 , 2012A. Neitzke, D. Knopf, P. Monin, E. Staron J. Bennett, R. Jain, G. Moss, N. Rauh, L. Fredrickson, D. Kriventsov, P. Safronov and L. Starkston have been awarded at today's end of year reception.
Richard Tsai to Receive a Moncrief Award
Apr 30 , 2012Dr. Richard Tsai has been awarded one of the 2012 ICES Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Awards.
François Baccelli to Join UT Math
Apr 6 , 2012The Department of Mathematics is proud to announce that François Baccelli has accepted the Simons Chair in Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
An announcement of the recipients of the 2011 competition Math+X: Encouraging Interactions Program can be found at The Simons Foundation website.