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Northwestern University is joining three Illinois universities to create a regional research center to address key scientific and technological challenges with powerful ideas from mathematics and statistics.  The new Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) is funded with a five-year, $15.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.  IMSI researchers will build a platform that accelerates the translation of applied mathematical and statistical techniques into solutions for urgent scientific and societal problems. Many of these problems arise naturally in a range of fields already being studied across the four partner institutions, including climate change, health care, quantum information theory, artificial intelligence (AI), data science, economics and materials science.

At the individual level, NU Mathematics Prof. Bryna Kra serves as co-PI on the grant, Larry Hedges at NU Statistics was part of the proposing team and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, NU Mathematics Prof. Jared Wunsch will serve as a future Associate Director, and NU Mathematics Prof. Eric Zaslow was senior personnel on the grant and will serve on the Board of Directors.
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Prof. Valentino Tosatti Awarded 2020 Tartufari International Prize of the Italian Academy Lincei

Northwestern University Mathematics Professor Valentino Tosatti has been awarded the Prof. Luigi Tartufari International Prize for Mathematics from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.  This distinctive honor is bestowed by the academy every two years in various scientific fields, even more seldom in math itself.  

Founded in 1603, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei is the oldest scientific academy in the world, counting Galileo Galiei amongst its first members. The Prof. Luigi Tartufari international prize, established by Maria Tartufari Dalcò, is assigned to Italian and foreign scholars in four different fields of research: Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics and Chemistry, and Geosciences. The candidates are nominated by members of the Accademia dei Lincei and presidents of Italian and foreign Academies.

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NU Mathematics Dept 2019-2020 Newsletter


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New Endowed Chair Established in Mathematics
Prof. Murphy Receives 2020 New Horizons Prize in Mathematics
Prof. Valentino Tosatti Receives Renato Caccioppoli Prize
Prof. Antonio Auffinger Receives 2019 Weinberg College Distinguished Teaching Award

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