Davidson awarded NSF postdoc
Graduate Student Ruth Davidson, who will receive her Ph.D. this year, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Davidson's research concerns mathematical phylogenetics and geometric combinatorics. She is advised by Professors Patricia Hersh and Seth Sullivant. Davidson will use her NSF postdoc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she will be affiliated with both the mathematics and computer science departments.
Hauenstein named Sloan Fellow
Assistant Professor Jonathan Hauenstein is one of 14 young U.S. mathematicians to win a 2014 Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship. Sloan Fellowships, which are awarded in science, mathematics, computer science, and economics, recognize early-career researchers "whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders." Hauenstein is the first member of the NC State Mathematics Department, and only the second NC State faculty member in any area, to win a Sloan Fellowship since the program's inception in 1955. Past Sloan Fellows include physicist Richard Feynman and game theorist John Nash. Sloan Fellows have gone on to win 42 Nobel Prizes and 16 Fields Medals, the mathematics prize often considered equivalent to a Nobel Prize. Hauenstein is a leader in the emerging field of numerical algebraic geometry, which brings classical insights about the geometry of polynomials to bear on problems of numerical computation. He earned his Ph.D. at Notre Dame in 2009, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Fields Institute in Toronto, Texas A&M University, and the Institut Mittag-Lefler in Sweden before joining the NC State Mathematics Department in 2012.
SIAM video features Ipsen and Kelley
A new video about the important role of journals published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics features NC State Professors Ilse Ipsen and Tim Kelley.
Willert named Metropolis Fellow
2013 Math Ph.D. Jeff Willert has been named to a prestigious Nicholas C. Metropolis Fellowship in Computational and Computer Science at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He will work on algorithms for multiphysics simulations on state-of-the-art supercomputers. Jeff's particular interests are in hybrid deterministic-Monte Carlo simulations for radiative transfer.
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SAS Hall, Home of the Mathematics and Statistics Departments
The Mathematics and Statistics Departments moved into state-of-the-art SAS Hall in May 2009. An article in the PAMS magazine SCOPE tells how the new building is changing life in the two departments.The story behind SAS hall is here. More SAS Hall photos here. Photos by Ted Branoff of SAS Hall under construction are here.
NC State Mathematics Graduation
The Mathematics Departmental Graduation was held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in 2203 SAS Hall. Pictures and Video from the event are online.
Kwangil Koh Lecture on Mathematics in Our Time
Monday April 14, 2014 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Iain D. Couzin, Princeton University
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