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The 44th Midwest Probability Colloquium (MPC44), funded by the National Science Foundation and Northwestern University, will be held at Northwestern University on October 12-14, 2023.  Click here for more details.

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Asymptotics in Complex Geometry

Asymptotics in Complex Geometry: A Conference in Memory of Steve Zelditch, organized by Yuchen Liu, Gabor Székelyhidi, and Ben Weinkove, will be hosted by Northwestern University March 7-10, 2024. Click here for more details.

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NU Trends in Ergodic Theory

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Mathematics News


New NU Math Tenure-Line Faculty

We are joined by two new faculty members, Maksym Radziwill and Ananth Shankar. Maksym Radziwill works in analytic number theory and its interactions with probability theory, spectral theory and harmonic analysis.  Maksym recently won the 2023 Cole Prize in Number Theory, adding it to his accolades which include the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize and the New Horizons Prize.  He joins us as the Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Mathematics. Ananth Shankar's research is on number theory and arithmetic geometry and his work focuses on Shimura varieties (including his recent celebrated proof of the Andre-Oort Conjecture), the Grothendieck-Katz p-curvature conjecture, and arithmetic statistics.  Ananth joins us as an Assistant Professor. 

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Antonio Auffinger and the New National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology

The NSF and the Simons Foundation is awarding $50 million to Northwestern to establish the National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology (NITMB). This new institute will be based in downtown Chicago. The University of Chicago is a partner in the institute. NU Mathematics faculty member, Prof. Antonio Auffinger, was one of the original principal investigators of the award and will be an Associate Director of NITMB.


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