Melanie Wood to give Department Colloquium on January 11
Melanie Wood, of University of Wisconsin, Madison, will be giving the next department colloquium on January 11, entitled "Random groups from generators and relations". Click the link for the abstract.
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
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.
New Ph.D. program in Computational and Applied Mathematics (Dec 12, 2016)
The University of Chicago has recently approved a new degree-granting Ph.D. program in Computational and Applied Mathematics. The program will be jointly administered by faculty in a number of departments (Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science and others) in a formal framework called the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM). Information about the Ph.D. program, and the faculty in the Committee, is at the link below.
Professor Emeritus Felix Browder has passed away (Dec 11, 2016)
We were saddened to hear that Felix Browder passed away last night. He was a member of our department from 1963 to 1986, chair from 1971 to 1976 and again from 1979 to 1985.
Carlos Kenig to give Colloquium Lectures at the 2017 JMM (Nov 30, 2016)
Professor Kenig will be giving three lectures on the topic of "The Focusing Energy Critical Wave Equation", an important special case of one of the grand challenges in PDE, the soliton resolution conjecture.