Le Gall to give Billingsley Lecture in Probability
The fifth annual Patrick Billingsley Lecture in Probability will be given by Jean-Francois Le Gall (Universite Paris-Sud and Institut universitaire de France) on Thursday, October 6 in Eckhart 133 at 4:30, HIs title is "Random planar geometry” and the talk will be followed by a reception in the tea room. Professor Le Gall will also give a talk in the probability seminar on Friday, October 7 at 2:30 on "First-passage percolation in random planar lattices”.
Leo Kadanoff memorial
This celebration of Leo Kadanoff's life and work will bring together a diverse group of speakers associated with Leo over the years. The talks will cover a range of disciplines, emphasizing the breadth and depth of his work. The meeting will consist of a program of talks, a meeting dinner, and two 1.5 hour pedagogical tutorials encapsulating two fields where Leo was prominent: critical phenomena and turbulence. Registration deadline is Friday, Sep 2, 2016.
News and Announcements
Congratulations to our International Mathematical Competition team! (Aug 18, 2016)
We are pleased to congratulate our team of John Halliday, Naomi Sweeting, Yuzhou Zou, and Brian Burns who took part in the International Mathematical Competition in Bulgaria this summer. Our team came in 4th internationally out of 72 competing teams. Keep up the great work!
Professor Emeritus Jim Douglas has passed away (Aug 17, 2016)
We were saddened to hear that Jim Douglas, an emeritus member of our department, passed away during this past Spring quarter. Jim was an excellent applied mathematician, who started his career working for Humble Oil (later a part of Exxon-Mobil), and applications to the oil industry were very important to the numerical and analytic work that he had done throughout his career. Jim was a member of our department from 1967 till 1987, when he retired from Chicago and moved to Purdue, where continued his work till his retirement from there in 2003.
Undergraduate winners of the 2016 Cohen Prize Announced (May 26, 2016)
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Cohen Prize for the graduating seniors who have achieved the best records in mathematics: Jackson Hance, Yuzhou "Joey" Zou, Sarah Isabel McConnell, Jiayu (Jason) Liang and Jack Sempliner. We wish you much continued success in your careers.
Graduate students win Graves Prize and PSCD Prize for Teaching (May 26, 2016)
We are happy to announce the 2016 Graves Prize, given by the Mathematics department, for excellent teaching by graduate students to Tori Akin, Weiyan Chen, and Jeffrey Manning. Congratulations, also, to Alan Chang and Casey Rodriguez for receiving the PSCD prize for teaching. This prize is awarded by the division, and we are glad to have two winners from our department this year.