James Lee to give Department Colloquium on March 29
James Lee, of the University of Washington, will be giving the next department colloquium on Wednesday, March 29, entitled "Discrete conformal metrics and spectral geometry on distributional limits". The lecture will be given in Echkart Hall, room 206, at 3pm. 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
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.
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.