August 1, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

Professor Anton Leykin is a member of the organizing committee for the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry to be held on the Colorado State University campus August 1-4, 2013. Among the invited speakers is Professor Greg Blekherman.

The SIAM Activity Group in Algebraic Geometry brings together researchers who use algebraic geometry in industrial and applied mathematics. Algebraic geometry is interpreted broadly to include at least: algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, noncommutative algebra, symbolic and numeric computation, algebraic and geometric combinatorics, representation theory and algebraic topology. These methods have already seen applications in: biology, coding theory, cryptography, combustion, computational geometry, computer graphics, quantum computing, control theory, geometric design, complexity theory, machine learning, nonlinear partial differential equations, optimization, robotics and statistics.

August 12, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

Professor Brett Wick and previous post doc in the School of Mathematics, Mishko Mitkovski, are members of the organizing committee for the CBMS Regional Conference in the Mathematical Sciences to be held at Clemson University August 12-16, 2013. The subject of this year's conference is Uncertainty Principle in Harmonic Analysis: Gap and Type Problems. Among the invited speakers are Professors Michael Lacey and Doron Lubinsky.

There will be ten lectures delivered by the main lecturer, Professor Alexei Poltoratski (Texas A&M University). See the complete list of abstracts for his lectures. Additionally, the invited speakers will give one-hour lectures.

September 7, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

Professor Ronghua Pan's paper (joint with Feimin Huang and Huimin Yu), "Large time behavior of Euler-Poisson system for semiconductor," Science China, Mathematics, Vol. 51, No. 5 (2008), pages 965-972, has been selected as the excellent article of Science China, Mathematics. The journal selected eight outstanding papers from more than 1,000 articles published in the journal between January 2007 and December 2011. Professor Pan's paper was ranked number seven. The top three papers will receive the award of Excellent Article, and the other five will receive the award of Excellent Article, Honorable Mention.

September 26, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

Math alumnus Adam Marcus (2008 PhD in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization) will be invited to speak at the next International Congress of Mathematicians, to be held in Seoul, Korea, August 13-21, 2014.

The International Congress of Mathematicians takes place every four years with over 4,000 mathematicians from all continents in attendance. The program consists of about 20 plenary one-hour lectures, about 160 invited 45-minute lectures held in 19 sections, and prize ceremonies, including the award of the Fields medals. Being invited to speak is a significant honor which indicates that the speaker's recent work is held in very high regard by the mathematical community.

Adam's talk is classified jointly in Section 8: Analysis and its Applications and Section 13: Combinatorics, and is a collaboration with his coauthors Daniel A. Spielman and Nikhil Srivastava.

It is notable that this will be the fourth International Congress, and the third in a row, with at least one of the invited speakers affiliated with the Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization Program.

Marcus, Spielman, and Srivastava recently solved the Kadison-Singer Problem, which has been open since 1959. A short, (three-page) purely expository paper that states Kadison-Singer (but is really about "frames", not K-S) can be downloaded from a recent AMS Notices.

October 23, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

Professor Ronghua Pan is the first mathematican to receive the Sciences without Borders, Special Visiting Researcher from the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) or the "National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development" in Brazil.

This is a 3-year program intended to attract senior foreign researchers recognized internationally for leadership in the program's priority areas. This fellowship includes support for living expenses, when the researcher is in Brazil, as well funding for the local laboratory.

Ronghua will spend 3 months in 2013 in Brazil with his collaborator, Hermano Frid, at the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA). In the second and third years of the fellowship, Ronghua plans to visit IMPA for one month each year. The fellowship also sponsors exchange students and post docs.

November 10, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

The Southeast Geometry Seminar is a series of semiannual one-day events focusing on geometric analysis. These events are hosted in rotation by the following institutions:

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • The Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Emory University
  • The University of Tennessee Knoxville

This event will be held on November 10, 2013 at Emory University, Room W201, Mathematics and Science Center, 400 Dowman Drive.The following five speakers will give presentations

  • Alex Freire (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Matthew Gursky (University of Notre Dame)
  • William Minicozzi II (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Yanir Rubinstein (University of Maryland)
  • Gaoyong Zhang (Polytechnic Institute of New York University)

The Southeast Geometry Seminar (SGS) is a semiannual series of one day events sponsored jointly by:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville

There are NSF funds available to support travel expenses of participants. Priority will be given to current or recent Ph.D. students and postdocs. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please email if you plan to attend and wish to request support.

For full details, check the program and schedule.



  • John McCuan and Mohammad Ghomi (Georgia Tech)
  • Vladimir Oliker (Emory)
  • Fernando Schwartz (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Gilbert Weinstein and Junfang Li (University of Alabama, Birmingham)

November 11, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

The Elsevier Jack K. Hale Award in Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations honors the contributions and influence of Professor Jack K. Hale (1928-2009), long-time Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Differential Equations (JDE). The award has been established through the sponsorship of JDE and Elsevier. The Jack K. Hale Award will consist of a cash prize and will be awarded biennially to a researcher who has made outstanding contributions in the fields of dynamics and differential equations.

Nominations from the public are solicited and, for the inaugural award, should be submitted to by 31 December 2013. It is strongly suggested that nominees have received their Ph.D. degree within the last 12 years. A nomination should include an overview of the research accomplishments and vita of the nominee. Additionally, it is strongly encouraged that several letters (ideally three or four) in support of the nominee also be included.

December 6, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

The third annual Tech Topology Conference will be held December 6-8, 2013. It will bring together established and young researchers from around the country for a weekend of mathematics in beautiful Atlanta. We are pleased to announce this year's speakers will be:

  • John Baldwin (Boston College)
  • Tim Cochran (Rice University)
  • Alan Diaz (Georgia Tech)
  • Robert Gompf (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Robert Lipshitz (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  • Thomas Mark (University of Virginia)
  • Susan Williams* (University of South Alabama)

The organizers are John Etnyre and Dan Margalit.

Talks are scheduled to be given in the School of Mathematics, Skiles Building Room 006.

For registration information, please visit the conference website.

December 9, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

Professor Christine Heitsch is a member of the organizing committee for the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Annual Program Year Workshop Topological Structures in Computational Biology. The workshop will take place during December 9-13, 2013 at the IMA at the University of Minnesota. She will give her presentation on December 10. For the complete list of presentations, see the schedule

January 7, 2014 | Atlanta, GA

Professor Dan Margalit and Instructor Klara Grodzinsky have both won the Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award from the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL). Selection for the award was based on high Course/Instructor Opinion Survey (CIOS) scores with high response rates in courses taught during the academic year 2012-13. The award includes a monetary bonus. This is the third year in a row that Klara has received the award.


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