October 31, 2014 | Atlanta, GA

Professor Leonid Bunimovich is an organzer for the Fourth Abel Conference: A Celebration of Yakov G. Sina, hosted by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). This event will be held October 31 - November 2, 2014 at the IMA.

The Abel Conference is an annual conference series that honors the Abel Prize Laureates. It is a collaboration between the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the IMA.

Poster

October 31, 2014 | Atlanta, GA

This year's homecoming activities promise to be better than ever with all of the schools in the College of Sciences getting together to throw one big bash. We invite you and your family to come and hear the CoS All-Star band, play casino and table games and take part in our photo contest. Come early to take tours of science labs and hear faculty and students show-off their research.

This is Halloween, so come dressed in your favorite costume to take part in the 2014 All Hallow's Eve Costume contest (extra points for including science in your get-up).

  • 4:00-5:00 PM Pre-party Lab tours
  • 5:00-6:00 PM Pre-party Lectures
  • 6:00-9:00 PM Homecoming Activities
    Photo contest and All Hallow's Eve Costume Contest
    Science Demos
    Casino games, ping-pong, air hockey, foosball, and pinball
    Dean Paul Goldbart and the CoS All Star Band

Georgia Tech approved Atlanta Food Trucks*

  • Mac the Cheese
  • Ibiza Bites
  • Mighty Meatball
  • Chay J's New Orleans Sweets

For more details visit the College of Sciences event page.

*RSVP required to get your free food ticket for the above listed food trucks. Please be sure to list the names of all guests who will attend with you in the RSVP form.

November 1, 2014 | Atlanta, GA

Postdoctoral Positions - School of Mathematics

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Interdisciplinary Mathematics Preparation and Career Training (IMPACT) Postdoctoral Program is supported through generous funding by the National Science Foundation through a "Mentoring Through Critical Transition Points" grant as well as the School of Mathematics and College of Sciences at Georgia Tech.

IMPACT addresses the critical transition from graduate student to tenure-track faculty by expanding research horizons, enhancing teaching effectiveness, and advancing professional development. Through an innovative research cohort model, and with the support of mentored career training, IMPACT Fellows will be well-prepared for the challenges faced by new faculty.

Postdoctoral fellows are recruited in cohort groups of three postdocs around a common interdisciplinary research theme. The first three Math+X cohort themes are:

2014 - 2017:Applied & Computational Mathematics plus Computational Science & Engineering2015 - 2018:Discrete Mathematics plus Molecular Biology2016 - 2019:Analysis plus Electrical & Computer Engineering

Recruiting for the DM+MB 2015 - 2018 program begins immediately.

The IMPACT positions will be for three years, with a competitive salary and standard benefits including health insurance. Fellows will have limited teaching responsibilities of one course per semester, and a fund for research expenses.

Requirements include: (1) PhD in mathematics or other closely related field; (2) Demonstrated research excellence in Applied & Computational Mathematics or other closely related area; (3) Strong oral and written communication skills; (4) Clear evidence of teaching effectiveness; (5) US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Highly qualified candidates from groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Any eligible candidates who have already applied for a postdoctoral position at Georgia Tech will be considered. New applications should be submitted through MathJobs.Org.

Applications will be reviewed starting immediately, and continue until the positions are filled.

Questions or concerns should be addressed to impact@math.gatech.edu.

2014 IMPACT flyer

December 5, 2014 | Atlanta, GA

The fourth annual Tech Topology Conference will be held December 5-7, 2014. 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:

  • Danny Calegari (University of Chicago)
  • James Conway (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Laura DeMarco (Northwestern University)
  • Nathan Dunfield (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Chris Leininger (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Kathryn Mann (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Laura Starkston (University of Texas at Austin)

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 8, 2014 | Atlanta, GA

Professor Howie Weiss has been elected to the 2014 class of the Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This group consists of members of the AAAS whose "efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished."

December 10, 2014 | Atlanta, GA

Professor Michael Loss has received the Humboldt Research Award. The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date for academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. The award is valued at 60,000 EUR.

February 9, 2015 | Atlanta, GA

Professor Rafael de la Llave is an organizer and an invited speaker in the Dynamical Systems Focus Session at the X Americas Conference on Differential Equations and Nonlinear Analysis to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina February 9-20, 2015. Rafael also serves on the conference scientific committee.

This conference is a sequel to the Americas Conference on Differential Equations and Nonlinear Analysis series that started in 1994 with a meeting in Taxco, Mexico and has held meetings on a regular basis ever since: Sao Paulo, Brazil 1996; Atlanta, USA 1998; Merida, Venezuela 2000; Edmonton, Canada 2002; Santiago, Chile 2005; Cartagena, Colombia 2007; Veracruz, Mexico 2009; and Trujillo, Peru 2012. This is the first time this meeting will take place in Argentina.

Conference Poster

February 19, 2015 | Atlanta, GA

Our colleague and friend Richard Duke passed away early in the morning of February 19th after an 18-month battle with lung cancer.

Richard Alter Duke was born in Geneva, Ohio in 1937, earned a bachelor's degree at Kenyon College, a master's degree at Dartmouth, and a doctorate at the University of Virginia in 1965.

After seven years at the University of Washington, Richard joined the faculty of Georgia Tech in 1972 as assistant director of the School of Mathematics. He served as interim director of the school from 1998 to 2002.

Richard published 28 mathematical papers in graph theory and combinatorics, many of them joint with Vojtech Rodl and Paul Erdos. He lectured widely in the US and Europe and held a visiting position in Bielefeld, Germany in 1991.

Richard supervised two Ph.D. dissertations, one each at Washington and Georgia Tech. He was active in national and state organizations supporting the teaching of mathematics, and he consulted for the College Board and academic publishers.

One of Richard's most important and lasting contributions to research and education in mathematics was his founding of the Institute's interdisciplinary doctoral program in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization (ACO) in 1992. He served as the chair of its coordinating committee until 2006.

This list of Richard's mathematical and academic achievements only begins to convey his contribution to the Georgia Tech community. Richard was warm, generous and inspiring.

Richard compiled a history of the first 100 years of Mathematics at Georgia Tech, 1888-1987, which is available on the school web site.

The Richard A. Duke Faculty Endowment was established In November, 2014, by a generous donation from Richard with the purpose of supporting faculty chairs in Mathematics, especially for mid-career faculty members. Those wishing to make a gift in Richard's honor are invited to add to this endowment. Please contact the School of Mathematics or the College of Sciences development office for details.

March 6, 2015 | Atlanta, GA

Enid Steinbart, director of advising and assessment for the School of Mathematics, has received the Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advisor Award from the Center for Academic Success. In his letter of nomination, Doron Lubinsky described Enid as as the "devoted, innovative, and expert adviser" that we all know her to be. Enid will receive $2,000 and will be honored at the Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon Friday, April 17, 2015.

March 14, 2015 | Atlanta, GA

Our future colleague Jennifer Hom has received a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship.

In the words of a Sloan Foundation press release, "the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders," and "these outstanding men and women are responsible for some of the most exciting science being done today."

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