News

PAlmetto Number Theory Series (PANTS) XVI meeting
Published Date: 2011-07-14
Emory University is hosting the PAlmetto Number Theory Series (PANTS) XVI conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will take place September 10-11, 2011. The goal of the PANTS meetings is to provide an opportunity for number theorists in the Southeast, to hear about recent research in all areas of number theory, pure and applied. For more information, please click here
The Department will host The 15th International Conference on Random Structures and Algorithms, May 24 - 28.
Published Date: 2011-05-25
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences is pleased to host this biennial international research meeting devoted to probabilistic methods in discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science and optimization. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a venue for these communities to explore the most recent theoretical developments and their applications.

More information can be found at the conference website: http://rsa2011.amu.edu.pl/

Participants are encouraged to visit the site and to register now. We will be able to support some participants, due to the generous funding provided by Emory University, our co-hosts the Georgia Institute of Technology and Adam Mickiewicz University, and by the National Science Foundation.
Conference: Ramification in algebra and geometry, May 16-20
news Published Date: 2011-05-16
The Department will host the conference Ramification in Algebra and Geometry @ Emory (RAGE), May 16-20, 2011. This conference will bring together international experts from algebra, number theory, and algebraic geometry. More information can be found at the conference website.

http://www.mathcs.emory.edu/RAGE/
New dual degree program in Computer Science!
Published Date: 2011-04-28
Emory and Agnes Scott have joined forces to launch a dual degree program for computer science majors. Agnes Scott students will be able to take classes in the department and fulfill the requirements of the BS in Computer Science. Read all about it at the Emory Report and at the Emory Wheel.
Evans/Hall Speaker Announced!
news Published Date: 2011-04-26
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is pleased to announce the 17th annual Evans/Hall Lecture and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 26 at 4pm in E208, Mathematics and Science Center, with reception following.

Our speaker this year will be Joshua M. Pollet of Michigan State University's Broad College of Business.

The Evans/Hall Lecture honors graduate and undergraduate students in the department and recognizes outstanding student accomplishments via the Trevor Evans Award, Deborah Jackson Award, Marshall Hall Award, and Departmental Awards.
Congratulations to Michelle Chu!
news Published Date: 2011-04-24
Michelle Chu has been awarded a Waldemar Trjitzinsky award from the American Mathematical Society. The award is given to support students majoring in Mathematics at a member institution of the AMS. Michelle is a senior at Emory. In addition to excelling in her coursework she is actively engaged in mathematics research. During the summer of 2010, Michelle conducted research in physical knot theory at the Williams College SMALL REU and is currently writing a paper based on her project. She is the recipient of a Confucius Institute Summer Scholarship from Beijing Normal University, and a Deborah Jackson Award in Mathematics and Computer Science from Emory University. She is an active member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and currently serves as president of the Reformed University Fellowship at Emory.
Ken Ono to give the American Mathematical Society's 2012 Erdos Memorial Lecture.
Published Date: 2011-02-21
Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, has been selected to give the American Mathematical Society's 2012 Erdos Memorial Lecture. The lecture is an annual invited address made possible by a fund created by Andrew Beal, a Dallas banker and mathematical enthusiast. It is named for the mathematician Paul Erdös. The Beal Prize Fund ($100,000) is being held by the AMS until it is awarded for a correct solution to the Beal Conjecture. In the meantime, the interest from this fund is used to support the Erdös Memorial Lecture. The Erdos Lectures are one the most prestigious endowed invited addresses hosted by the American Mathematical Society. Previous speakers include Ron Graham, John Conway, Hillel Furstenberg, Avi Wigderson, Bernd Sturmfels, Persi Diaconis, Bela Bollobas, Andrew Granville, W. Timothy Gowers and Jeffrey C. Lagarias.
The Department will host The Georgia Scientific Computing (GSC) Symposium on Saturday, February 12.
Published Date: 2011-02-12
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is pleased to host the 3rd edition of The Georgia Scientific Computing (GSC) Symposium on Saturday, February 12, 2011. The purpose of the GSC Symposium is to provide an opportunity for professors, postdocs, and graduate students in the Atlanta area to meet in an informal setting, to exchange ideas, and to highlight local scientific computing research. However, it is open to the whole research community.

The symposium will include seven invited talks, a poster session, and substantial time for interaction among the participants. The invited speakers include:

- Alfio Quarteroni, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Politecnico di Milano
- Jim Nagy, Emory University
- Allen Tannenbaum, Georgia Institute of Technology
- George Biros, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Hao-min Zhou, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Vladimir Bondarenko, Georgia State University
- Thiab Taha, University of Georgia

Further information, including a preliminary program and directions, can be found at: http://www.mathcs.emory.edu/~lbertag/GSC/GSC.html
Math/CS Professor Ken Ono and his research team discover a new theory of partition numbers!
news Published Date: 2011-02-01

For centuries, some of the greatest names in math have tried to make sense of partition numbers, the basis for adding and counting. Many mathematicians added major pieces to the puzzle, but all of them fell short of a full theory to explain partitions. Instead, their work raised more questions about this fundamental area of math.

Emory mathematician Ken Ono is unveiling new theories that answer these famous old questions.

To read more, click here.



Please enjoy the video of his presentation:

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is hiring!
Published Date: 2011-01-31
Emory University is continuing to recruit exceptional Mathematics faculty, under the newly launched Science Faculty Distinction program. Building upon recent hiring of internationally renowned faculty in Number Theory, we seek to add a junior faculty member specializing in Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry. A guiding principle is for the new faculty member to add transformative strengths to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science while enhancing and bridging existing areas of scholarship. We invite nominations and applications from outstanding junior scholars who have demonstrated potential to be scientific leaders within their fields. Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant discipline, a stellar record (or clear promise) of exemplary accomplishment in research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Appointments are subject to final funding approval, and are expected to be at the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at higher levels. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications consisting of a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and three letters of recommendation directly from recommenders should be submitted via Mathjobs.org (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/2633). Informal inquiries are also invited by email (n16@mathcs.emory.edu). Screening begins January 1, 2011 and will continue until all positions are filled. For additional information about the department and Emory’s strategic plan please see: http:// www.mathcs.emory.edu/ and http://www.emory.edu/strategicplan/. Emory University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.