Prof. R. Parimala receives the Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal
Published Date: 2006-10-26
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics R. Parimala was awarded the Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal for 2006. This prize is given once every three years to an eminent scientist whose work has had an impact in mathematics for a considerable length of time. From the citation: The prize was awarded to Prof. Parimala "for her outstanding contributions to Galois cohomology of semi-simple algebraic groups over fields of dimension less than or equal to 2, in particular for settling a conjecture of Serre for classical groups as well as for her contributions to the study of the u-invariant."
Emory moves up to 56th in world university rankings
Published Date: 2006-10-19
Emory is ranked 56th amongst universities worldwide, up from 141st in 2005, according to the rankings by the Times Higher Education Supplement. Emory is ranked 8th in the world for staff-to-student ratio. More information here
Prof. Eric Brussel receives Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award
Published Date: 2006-09-27
Professor Eric Brussel received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award. This is the college's oldest and most prestigious award for undergraduate teaching. Seven Emory professors received the Emory Williams Award for Distinguished Teaching. The university's most prestigious awards for teaching were established in 1972 by alumnus Emory Williams. The three awards in the arts and sciences are selected by a committee of Emory College faculty. Goizueta Business School, Oxford College and Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing each present an award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and one other award rotates among the professional schools. More information here.
The 67th annual William Lowell Putnam mathematics competition will be held on December 2nd
Published Date: 2006-09-20
The Putnam competition will be held on Saturday, December 2nd. For more information, see the competition web page. If you would like to participate, e-mail Prof. Grigni.
Math/computer science students honored
Published Date: 2006-09-16
Sarah Day (center) received the Trevor Evans Award as the best undergraduate major in 1995-96, and Sergei Pilyugin (right) and John Nardo were co-winners of the Marshall Hall Award for best graduate teaching assistants from the Department of Mathematics and Computer here for more information
Prof. R. Parimala receives the TWAS Prize in mathematics
Published Date: 2006-09-02
Asa Candler Griggs Professor of Mathematics R. Parimala will be awarded the 2005 prize in mathematics by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) for her work on the quadratic analogue of Serre's conjecture, the triviality of principal homogeneous spaces for classical groups over fields of cohomological dimension 2 and the u-invariant of p-adic function fields. This is the first time that the prize has been awarded to a woman. More information here.
Visiting professor Tomasz Luczak - International Congress of Mathematicians
Published Date: 2006-08-30
Visiting professor Tomasz Luczak gave an invited address titled "Randomness and regularity" at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid, Spain. Being invited to give a talk at the ICM is considered an honor similar to receiving a prize. Regular faculty members V. Rodl and R. Parimala have also been invited speakers at previous Congresses. For more information:
Prof. Eugene Agichtein joins the faculty
Published Date: 2006-08-20
Eugene Agichtein, formerly a postdoc at Microsoft Research, has joined the department as an assistant professor. His research interest includes information management and retrieval, and text mining and information extraction. He received his PhD from Columbia in 2005.
Prof. Steve Batterson's book "Pursuit of genius" has been published
Published Date: 2006-06-30
Professor Steve Batterson's book "Pursuit of Genius: Flexner, Einstein, and the Early Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study" was published by AK Peters. The book recounts the early years of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ (not affiliated with the university). From the dust jacket: "Steve Batterson has mined the Institute's archives to provide a detailed and unvarnished account of the backstage conflicts and intrigue that attended the Institute's growth and determined its future. Those unfamiliar with the Institute will learn how one man's vision shaped a couple's philanthropy and created a haven for scholars in the midst of the Great Depression. Equally, those who have had the privilege of Institute membership will enhance their appreciation of the intellectual leaders who made their own Institute experiences possible. John W. Dawson, Jr., author of Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Gvdel.
Distinguished lecture by Laszlo Babai: "The abelian sandpile model"
Published Date: 2006-05-01
Read the details here.