News and events at Department of Mathematics

2018 Undergraduate Award Winners


The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2017-2018 year:

  • E.J. McShane Prize:
    • Stephen Davis
    • Arun Kannan
  • Edwin E. Floyd Prize:
    • Sebastian Haney,
    • Benjamin Keigwin,
    • Yichen Ma,
    • Ethan Zell

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Jacob Sherson Poster

Public Lecture by Jacob Sherson - April 19, 2018

Event date: 2018/04/19

A Public Lecture by Jacob Sherson (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark and ScienceAtHome) entitled

Citizen science: benchmarking human and artificial intelligence

will be given on April 19 at 7:00pm in Clark 108

The event is cosponsored by the IMS and Departments of Mathematics and Physics

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Final Exercises ceremony

2018 Mathematics Final Exercises Ceremony

Event date: 2018/05/19

The fair-, inclement-, and severe- weather ceremony sites for Mathematics are listed below.

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Math Major Sebastian Haney awarded Goldwater scholarship


Congratulations to Sebastian (Ryuichi) Haney who has awarded the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship - one of about 20 in math nationwide.

List of awardees

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Thesis defense: Kristin Courtney

Event date: 2018/04/05

Kristin Courtney will defend the PhD dissertation on Thursday, April 5. Her thesis is titled

$C^*$-algebras and their finite-dimensional representations

  • Date: Thursday, April 5
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Place: North Oval Room of the Rotunda

Everyone is invited to attend.

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GTA Teaching awards


We are very pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s teaching awards for Graduate Teaching Assistants:

  • Zach Gates is the winner of this year’s Mathematics Department Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award
  • Mariano Echeverria and Veronica Shalotenko have each been awarded one of ten All-University Graduate Teaching Awards
  • Mike Reeks is the winner of this year’s Class of 1985 Fellowship for Creative Teaching, awarded to the candidate who best demonstrates exceptional creativity in teaching activities. This is the first time this award has gone to to a mathematics GTA.


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Undergraduate thesis defense: Arun Kannan

Event date: 2018/04/04

Arun Kannan will defend the undergraduate thesis on Wednesday, April 4. The title is

Characters for projective modules in the BGG category O for general linear Lie superalgebras”.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 4
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Place: NAU 242

Everyone is invited to attend.

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Thesis defense: Eloísa Grifo

Event date: 2018/03/29

Eloísa Grifo will defend the PhD dissertation on Thursday, March 29. Her thesis is titled

The Containment Problem for Symbolic Powers

  • Date: Thursday, March 29
  • Time: 3:30pm
  • Place: Ruffner Hall G006

Everyone is invited to attend.

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