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The Department will host the XXIII-rd SOUTHEAST GEOMETRY SEMINAR (SGS) on Sunday, November 10, 2013
Published Date: 2013-10-25
Speakers:
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Alex Freire (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Matthew Gursky (University of Notre Dame)
William Minicozzi II (MIT)
Yanir Rubinstein (Univ. of Maryland)
Gaoyong Zhang (NYU-Poly)
There will also be a POSTER SESSION and we invite all interested participants, especially, Ph.D. students and postdocs, to submit a poster presentation. Please let us know in advance if you plan to do so.
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The program can be found at: http://www2.math.uab.edu/sgs/
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The Southeast Geometry Seminar (SGS) is a semiannual series of one day events sponsored jointly by:

* National Science Foundation
* Emory University
* Georgia Institute of Technology
* University of Alabama at Birmingham
* University of Tennessee Knoxville

We have limited NSF funds to support travel expenses of participants. Priority will be given to current or recent Ph.D. students and postdocs. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please email oliker@mathcs.emory.edu if you plan to attend and wish to request support.

Organizers:

* John McCuan and Mohammad Ghomi (GT)
* Vladimir Oliker (Emory)
* Fernando Schwartz (UTK)
* Gilbert Weinstein and Junfang Li (UAB)
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Emory REU students win the 2014 Morgan and Schafer Prizes.
Published Date: 2013-10-16
Three students in the 2013 Emory REU in Number Theory will be honored at the Joint Meeting of the National Mathematical Societies in January in Baltimore. Eric Larson will be awarded the Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize, and Sarah Peluse will be awarded the Alice T. Schafer Prize. Shiyu Li will be awarded Honorable Mention in the Schafer Prize competitions. The Morgan prize, awarded jointly by the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, recognizes outstanding research by an undergraduate. It is widely regarded as the most prestigious prize for undergraduate mathematics research. The Schafer Prize, awarded by the Association for Women in Mathematics, recognizes outstanding undergraduate women in mathematics.

Among Professor Ono's REU participants, Larson is the fourth Morgan Prize winner, and Peluse is the fourth Schafer Prize winner.
REU Student wins $50,000 Fellowship
Published Date: 2013-09-20
Hannah Larson, a participant in the 2013 Emory REU in Number Theory, has been awarded a Davidson Fellowship. She won the top award of $50,000 for her research in algebra. Hannah is presently a freshman at Harvard, and she plans to participate again in the Emory 2014 REU to continue her research with Professor Ken Ono.
Atlanta Lecture Series in Combinatorics and Graph Theory X
Published Date: 2013-09-19
Atlanta Lecture Series in Combinatorics and Graph Theory X

November 2-3, 2013

Emory University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, with support from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, will host a series of 9 new mini-conferences from 2013-2016. The 10th of these mini-conferences will be held at Emory University on November 2-3, 2013. The conferences will stress a variety of areas and feature one prominent researcher giving 2 fifty minute lectures and 4 outstanding researchers each giving one fifty minute lecture. There will also be several 25 minute lecturers by younger reseachers or graduate students. All talks will be held in room W201 of the Mathematics and Science Center.

Click here for more information.
Vojtech Rodl to give invited plenary lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014.
news Published Date: 2013-09-09
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor Vojtech Rodl has been invited to deliver a plenary address at the International Congress of Mathematics (ICM) in Seoul, Korea in August 2014. Dr. Rodl has previously given a regular invited address at ICM 1990 in Kyoto, Japan. It was already an honor, but being invited to give a plenary address is more so: only about 20 mathematics are selected to give an address at each quadrennial conference. The ICM is the largest conference of mathematics and is hosted by the International Mathematical Union. The most prestigious recognitions, including the Fields Medal, are awarded at this event, in which the most important research contributions are presented by leading mathematicians.

Dr. Rodl joins Dr. Raman Parimala who has given both an invited talk (ICM 1994, Zurich) and plenary talk (ICM 2010 Hyderabad) and Dr. Suresh Venapally who gave an invited talk at ICM 2010.
Article: He took the psychedelic pop path to math in eScienceCommons
Published Date: 2013-08-08

By the numbers, Robert Schneider is not your average PhD student of math. He is 42 years old and just finished his first year of graduate school, working under Emory number theorist Ken Ono. Schneider didn’t even enroll in college math classes until 2004, when he was in his mid-30s.

“I’m rough around the edges. I’m an untamed mathematician,” he says, “but I’m working on that.”

Click here for more:
http://esciencecommons.blogspot.com/2013/08/he-took-psychedelic-pop-path-to-math.html

The Math/CS Department is Hiring!
Published Date: 2013-08-06

The Math/CS department at Emory is looking for an Operating Systems Analyst/Administrator. This is a full time position, and an excellent job opportunity. Job description and qualifications are as follows:

Job Description: Installs, maintains, and monitors one or more multi-platform operating systems, utilities, and related software to meet organizational needs. Supports the availability, integrity, and reliability of assigned systems.

Minimum Qualifications: Three years of operating systems analysis/administration experience OR a bachelor's degree and one year of operating systems analysis/administration experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. Computer Science, Applied Math, Engineering, or similar. Coursework in, or acquired knowledge of (or demonstrated ability to self-learn)one or more of: unix-based systems programming, networking, storage systems, web servers, high-end computing, databases.

Informal inquiries may be sent to chair@mathcs.emory.edu. For details and to apply, see here.

Ken Ono stars in docudrama on an Indian mathematician
news Published Date: 2013-04-30
Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, stars in the flm "The genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan". (Internet movie database link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2861842/). The docudrama features well-known number theorists from around the world associated with Ramanujan's oeuvre, most notably A. Raghuram and Ken Ono. Shot at various locations in Chennai, Namakkal, Kumbakonam, Erode, and Cambridge, this documentary highlights the trajectory of Ramanujan's seminal work and its relevance today. His scientific legacy continues to grow well beyond anything that previous generations of mathematicians could have ever imagined. 2012 was declared the the "National Year of Mathematics" in India to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of the great mathematician Ramanujan. Professor Ono will be making many appearances at screenings in the next year including showings at Harvard, MIT, Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Societies.
2013 Mathematical Contest in Modeling Winners
Published Date: 2013-04-18

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science wish to congratulate Tianai Sun, Heshan Liu, Xiaoyue Yuan, and Dr. Alessandro Veneziani for gaining the "Meritorious Winners" prize at the 2013 Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

The contest resulted with 5, 636 teams representing institutions from fourteen countries. The 2013 MCM was primarily and online contest with teams obtaining the contest materials and downloaded the problem and data at the prescribed time through COMAPs MCM website.

Emory REU Students Excel
Published Date: 2013-04-10
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Emory has has recently established a "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" (REU) program supported by the National Science Foundation. Led by Emory Professors Ken Ono and David Zureick-Brown, the REU in Number Theory has run the past two summers and produced 12 published papers.

The program will run again in 2013. Several alum of the program have garnered prestigious honors this spring, including a Bill & Melinda Gates fellowship, a William Lowell Putnam Fellowship and four NSF graduate fellowship. One honoree, Sarah Trebat-Leader (Princeton) will matriculate at Emory this Fall as a PhD student in Mathematics.



Congratulations to these outstanding students and to Professors Ono and Zureick-Brown!