Celebrating math, miracles and a movie
Dr. Ken Ono was recently featured in the Emory eScienceCommons Report. The article profiles the advanced screening of "The Man Who Knew Infinity." Read more about it here.
Ken Ono’s memoir published
Ken Ono’s autobiographical memoir “My Search for Ramanujan” (written with Amir D. Aczel) appears in stores this week. Last week The Times London published an excerpt, and this week Scientific American has published another excerpt. The SciAm excerpt is Ken’s tribute to his Ph.D. advisor Basil Gordon. Read more about it here.
Golden State and the Mathematical Magic of Seventy-Three
What started out as an innocent conversation about basketball and math, Dr. Ken Ono is featured in a New Yorker article discussing the Golden State Warriors and their push for 73 wins. Read more about it here.
Zureick-Brown receives NSF CAREER award
David Zurieck-Brown, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has received the department's second ever NSF CAREER grant for his project "Arithmetic, Algebraic, and Non-Archimedean Geometry". The CAREER program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. Zureick-Brown's work focuses on developing new tools (especially p-adic/geometric/cohomological) to study the structure of solutions of equations; a description is at https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1555048.
Ethan Alwaise has been awarded a Goldwater scholarship
Ethan Alwaise, an outstanding Emory mathematics undergraduate, has been named one of 252 nationwide recipients of the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship was initiated in 1986 to honor U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater, with purpose to "alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers." As a Junior, Ethan is taking multiple graduate mathematics courses and independent studies and, in addition to two research articles (one published in Annals of Combinatorics, and one submitted for publication), Ethan will attend University of Minnesota's REU this summer. Ethan plans to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics with a focus on Number Theory. Press release: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/yyschrel.php. List of recipients: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/sch-2016.php.