Seminars & Announcements

Thursday Apr 28 2016

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3:30 p 9.166 Geometry Seminar
Laura Schaposnik: Higgs bundles, branes and applications

Upcoming Conferences

We are Texas

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.

 

Latest News

Ivo Babuska

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.

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Uri Triesmanr

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.

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Riley Ziegler

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.

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Bill Wolesensky

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 , 2016

Sean 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 Day

Pi Pops Up Where You Don't Expect It

3.14 16

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 Metn

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.


 
Jeffrey Danciger

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

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."

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Alessio Figalli

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).