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AWM announces Raman Parimala 2013 Noether Lecturer
Published: 10/16/2012
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is pleased to announce that Raman Parimala will deliver the Noether Lecture at the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings. The full press release can be found here
Vojtech Rödl and Mathias Schacht to be awarded the SIAM 2012 George Pólya Prize.
Published: 04/30/2012
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics [SIAM] established the George Pólya Prize in 1969 and awards it every two years, alternately in two categories: combinatorial theory and in another research area represented in the wide range of interests of Professor Pólya. In a career that included positions at ETH Zürich and Stanford University, Pólya made important contributions in number theory, analysis, geometry, algebra, probability and combinatorics, and to our understanding of how mathematicians solve problems, and how this skill can be taught.

In 2012, the award will go to Vojtech Rödl, Emory University, and Mathias Schacht, University of Hamburg, for their seminal research in combinatorics on the regularity method for hypergraphs. Their work, contained in several articles, is the culmination of a research program initiated by Professor Rödl more than 20 years ago. The award will be given at the SIAM Annual Meeting in Minneapolis this July. In addition to the important recognition afforded by the prize, it includes a $20,000 award, to be split by the winners. A description of the SIAM George Pólya Prize and a list of winners, including many of the leading combinatorialists of the last 4 decades, can be found at:

http://www.siam.org/prizes/sponsored/polya.php
The announcement of the 2012 winners can be found at the SIAM Annual Meeting site:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/an12/prizes.php
Congratulations, Vojtech and Mathias!
Michele Benzi elected SIAM Fellow
Published: 04/03/2012
Michele Benzi, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, has been elected a Fellow (Class of 2012) by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics "for contributions to numerical linear algebra and its applications, especially sparse linear systems and preconditioning." The SIAM Fellows program was established in 2008 "to designate as Fellows of the Society certain members who have made outstanding contributions to fields served by SIAM." The Class of 2012 consists of 35 individuals. For the full list of 2012 SIAM Fellows, click here: http://fellows.siam.org/index.php?sort=year&value=2012

Congratulations, Michele!
Department faculty caught in media frenzy
Published: 03/31/2012
Professors Aaron Abrams and Skip Garibaldi appeared in various news outlets last week, including 20/20 (7 million viewers), CNN Newsroom, and ABC World News on television and NPR's All Things Considered and the BBC Newshour on radio. They were in demand as mathematicians who are experts on the lottery, thanks to their prize-winning paper Finding good bets in the lottery, and why you shouldn't take them, which was recently featured in the book Brain Trust.

Check out Skip Garibaldi on ABC News and Aaron Abrams on CNN.
Emory Math Graduate students win NSF Graduate Fellowships
Published: 03/30/2012
Larry Rolen, a first year PhD student, and John Lopez, an incoming PhD student, have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Both will be pursuing PhDs in number theory. Larry was an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and John is completing his BS this spring at Brigham Young University. Larry and John join Michael Griffin as NSF Graduate Fellows in the department working in number theory.