Congratulations to Professor Robert Lipshitz who has been invited to speak at 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians, to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August 2018.
John Dabiri (Professor at Stanford University, expert on fluid mechanics, MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship winner, PECASE winner, one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10”) will give a broadly accessible talk, “Jellyfish, Wind Turbines, and Turbulence: Dealing with Data Extremes in Complex Flows,” at 5:15 pm on Tuesday, April 4, in Willamette 100. This is part of the Mathematics Department’s Distinguished Lectures for Students series. All are welcome, and undergraduates are especially encouraged to attend.
A poster with an abstract and more details is available here: Poster
The 2017 Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar, March 4-5, Portland, will be dedicated to the memory of John Leahy, our colleague who passed away in January, 2015.
At the Joint Math Meetings in Atlanta this month, doctoral candidate Cathy Hsu won the Most Outstanding Graduate Student Research Poster award from the Association for Women in Mathematics. The Department congratulates her on her success!
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Benjamin Elias. He and his collaborator, Geordie Williamson of Kyoto University and University of Sydney, were awarded a $100,000 New Horizon Prize in Mathematics on Sunday, December 4th. There are three of these awards given each year in recognition of the achievements of early-career mathematicians.
For more details, visit https://breakthroughprize.org/News/34
This story was also featured in AroundtheO. See the spotlight article at http://around.uoregon.edu/content/math-professor-ben-elias-brings-new-horizons-prize-uo?atm_source=ato12-14-16
Congratulations to Marie Vitulli, Professor Emerita, for receiving an Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award.
A conference to honor Arkady Vaintrob’s 60th birthday will be held at the Department of Mathematics on November 5-6, 2016. Talks will be given in several areas, reflecting Professor Vaintrob’s diverse interests.
More details can be found at http://www-math.mit.edu/~etingof/vaintrobfest.html
Karen Saxe, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics at Macalester College, has been named Director of the Washington, D.C. Office of the American Mathematical Society.
Professor Saxe received her doctoral degree from the University of Oregon Department of Mathematics in 1988.
Read the full announcement at http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=3136.
Congratulations to Huaxin Lin and Victor Ostrik for receiving the Fund for Faculty Excellence Award this year.
Ken Ono – Associate Producer of The Man Who Knew Infinity (starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel, currently playing in theaters), former professional cyclist (for the Pepsi Miyata team), former member of Team USA in the world age-group triathlon championships, and distinguished mathematics professor at Emory University – will visit and give a broadly accessible talk (as part of the Distinguished Lectures for Students series) at 5:15 pm on Wednesday, May 25, in Lillis 282.
A poster with more details is available here:
Ono says the talk will be broadly accessible, “even by 6th graders.”