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Sevak Mkrtchyan awarded Simons Collaboration Grant

June 22, 2016

Congratulations to UR Math assistant professor Sevak Mkrtchyan, who has been awarded a Collaboration Grant from the Simons Foundation.

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Carl Mueller named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

June 22, 2016

UR Math professor Carl Mueller has been named to the 2016 class of Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

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Naomi Jochnowitz honored by local women’s organization

June 22, 2016

Associate Professor Naomi Jochnowitz was named a finalist for the 2016 Rochester Women’s Network “W” award.

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Two faculty promoted to full Professors

May 23, 2016

Associate Professors Sema Salur and Jonathan Pakianathan have been promoted to full Professors. Congratulations to both!

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UR Mathematicians featured in Nature article

May 18, 2016

Professor Alex Iosevich and graduate student Vyacheslav Kiria-Kaiserberg are featured in an article about the advantage of dissertation committees, which appears in the latest issue of the journal Nature.

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Doug Ravenel’s work on the Kervaire invariant one

February 26, 2016

The Annals of Mathematics has accepted for publication the paper “On the non-existence of elements of Kervaire invariant one”, by Doug Ravenel with co-authors Mike Hill from UCLA and Mike Hopkins from Harvard. The paper is over 200 published pages, an unusual devotion of space to one paper for this journal. The length is justified by the need to explain many new things in order to understand the proof.

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Michael Gage and Arnold Pizer win AMS Impact Award

February 5, 2016

WeBWorK screen

Professors Michael Gage and Arnold Pizer have received the 2016 AMS Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. Gage and Pizer are honored for the creation and development of WeBWorK, one of the first web-based systems that assign and grades homework problems in mathematics and science courses.

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Dinesh Thakur awarded NSA grant

February 5, 2016

Professor Dinesh Thakur has received a two-year NSA award for a project entitled Multi-zeta and related structures in function field arithmetic. Professor Thakur is a leading figure in this field and is widely known to the mathematical public due to the Arizona Winter School in number theory he has ran at the University of Arizona for many years.

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Giorgis Petridis awarded NSF grant

February 2, 2016

Giorgis Petridis, a visiting assistant professor, received an NSF grant for his proposal entitled Direct and inverse problems for cardinality questions in additive number theory.” The amount of the grant is $109,438 and the duration is three years.

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