Ciprian Manolescu (UCLA) will be giving a colloquium on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Eck 206.
Ciprian Manolescu of UCLA will be giving a colloquium on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Eck 206. The topic is "The Triangulation Conjecture".
Claude LeBris visiting in Spring 2017, giving new course
Claude LeBris will be giving a course entitled "Numerical methods for partial differential equations". Click the link for more details.
News and Announcements
Claudio Gonzales and Dylan Quintana win teaching awards (Apr 25, 2017)
Congratulations to Claudio Gonzales and Dylan Quintana for receiving two of the three Physical Sciences teaching awards given out annually by the physical sciences division for excellence in undergraduate teaching! We are very proud of you both.
Bertram Kostant, PhD '54, has passed away (Apr 15, 2017)
We were saddened to hear of the the passing of our distinguished alumnus, Bertram Kostant. Kostant received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1954, and spent most of his career at MIT. His important work in Lie theory and representation theory was highly regarded and he received many honors including membership in the National Academy of Sciences, and three honorary doctorates. An obituary can be found at the link below and there will be a memorial for him at MIT on Thursday May 11.
2017 Wirszup Fellows (Mar 5, 2017)
We are happy to announce this year's Wirszup fellows: Casey Rodriguez and Jonathan Wang. The Wirszup fellowship was established in 2012 in memory of Izaak Wirszup, a beloved member of our department and of the university community for may years, who had worked tirelessly towards improving the quality of Mathematics education over the decades. Casey is a student of Carlos Kenig, who works in harmonic analysis and PDE, and in particular inverse problems and nonlinear wave equations. He will be going to MIT next year. Jonathan is a student of Volodya Drinfeld, whose work is at the juncture of classical harmonic analysis and geometric representation theory. He will be going to IAS next year. Congratulations to you, both!
Professor Laci Babai wins three ACM SIGACT awards (Dec 14, 2016)
Laci Babai received three ACM SIGACT awards last summer: the STOC Best Paper award, the ACM SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize, and the Edsger Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing.