A mathematical discovery
Mathematicans have found a framework for the celebrated Rogers-Ramanujan identities and their arithmetic properties, solving another long-standing mystery stemming from the work of Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The findings, by mathematicians at Emory University and the University of Queensland, yield a treasure trove of algebraic numbers and formulas to access them. “Algebraic numbers are among the first numbers you encounter in mathematics,” says Ken Ono, a number theorist at Emory “And yet, it’s surprisingly difficult to find functions that return them as values in a uniform and systematic way.” Ono is the co-author of the new findings, along with S. Ole Warnaar of the University of Queensland and Michael Griffin, an Emory graduate student.
Ken Ono profiled in Scientific American
Ken Ono, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, is profiled in a feature story in the May 2014 issue of Scientific American. Ono and his collaborators have solved a large number of open problems in number theory related to the enigmatic writings of Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Atlanta Science Festival
The Atlanta Science Festival is a week-long celebration of local science and technology. Atlanta residents of all ages will have the opportunity to explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in a range of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances. The Festival culminates in the free family-friendly EXPLORATION EXPO at Centennial Olympic Park, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Science at Emory: The Lab Changing The World (Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm):
Featuring our own Dr. Alessandro Veneziani!
Come learn about the exciting research happening in your hometown at Emory University. Science faculty from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and other Emory science departments will share their work in a series of short talks. They will explain how basic research on esoteric topics in a lab today affects our ability to confront some of the most pressing questions facing the humankind: global warming, ecological collapse, spread of infectious diseases, aging, and so on. Following the talks, you will have the chance to tour the speakers’ labs and see where the science is happening.
Computer Science Graduate Student Wins Best Student Paper Award
Dmitry Lagun, a graduate student in the Data Management Research Group, was awarded Best Student Paper at the 7th International ACM Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM, held in New York recently. "Discovering Common Motifs in Mouse Cursor Movement Data for Improving Web Search" was in collaboration with Misha Ageev, Qi Guo, and his mentor, Dr. Eugene Agichtein.
Algorithms enhance imaging techniques for breast cancer diagnosis
With the assistance of Drs. Veronica Mejia Bustamante, Steve Feng, and Ioannis Sechopoulos, Dr. James Nagy co-author a paper together on breast tomosynthesis image reconstruction published last fall in the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing. The paper can be found here.