Professor James Nagy is elected a 2016 SIAM Fellow
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is delighted to announce that James Nagy, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, has been elected a 2016 Fellow by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). SIAM Fellows are recognized by their peers for their contributions to SIAM-represented disciplines. Dr. Nagy has been recognized for his contributions to the computational science of image reconstruction. In addition to this recognition, Dr. Nagy is a SIAM book and journal author and has recently served as the Vice Chair for the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra. The full list of 2016 SIAM Fellows and a brief synopsis of their research can be found here.
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.