Featured Events

Tathagata Basak to speak in the Geometry/Topology Seminar on Tuesday, Dec 12 at 3pm in Eckhart 208
The title of the talk is "A complex ball quotient and the monster". Let \(B\) be the unit ball in the standard 13dimensional complex vector space. We shall talk about a ball quotient obtained by removing a locally finite collection of complex hyperplanes from \(B\) and then quotienting the rest by the action of a discrete subgroup of \(U(13,1)\). We shall state a conjecture that relates the fundamental group of this ball quotient and the monster simple group and describe our results towards this conjecture. The Leech lattice plays a central role. This is joint work with Daniel Allcock.

Craig Evans to give the 2018 Amick Lectures
Craig Evans, Professor of Mathematics at UC Berkeley, will be giving the upcoming Amick Lectures during March 68, 2018.

Hee Oh to give 2018 Namboodiri Lectures
Hee Oh, Abraham Robinson Professor of Mathematics at Yale, will be giving the upcoming Namboodiri Lectures during April 1618, 2018.
News and Announcements

Work of UChicago mathematicians featured in Quanta (Sep 26, 2017)
The work of UChicago's Maryanthe Malliaris (with her collaborator Saharon Shelah) has been featured in a recent article on Quanta, "Mathematicians Measure Infinities and Find They’re Equal".

More work of UChicago mathematicians featured in Quanta! (Sep 26, 2017)
The work of our current and former colleagues Alex Wright, Ronen Mukamel, Alex Eskin (with their collaborator Curt McMullen) has been featured in a recent article on Quanta, "New Shapes Solve Infinite PoolTable Problem".

Professor Wilkinson writes in the New York Times about Marina Ratner and Maryam Mirzakhani (Aug 14, 2017)
The mathematical world in general, and we, in particular, have suffered two great losses this year with the deaths of Marina Ratner and of Maryam Mirzakhani. Amie Wilkinson has shared some of her feelings in a moving and scientifically interesting tribute in the New York Times. The link is below.

Maryanthe Malliaris wins the Hausdorff Medal (Jul 07, 2017)
We are happy to congratulate Maryanthe Malliaris and her collaborator, Saharon Shelah of the Hebrew University, on receiving the Hausdorff medal of the European Set Theory Society for their important work solving the \(\mathfrak{p}=\mathfrak{t}\) problem in the set theory of the continuum.