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2022

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOSTS 24TH ANNUAL CHICAGO SYMPOSIUM

April 22, 2022

On Thursday, May 5, Northwestern University will host the 24th annual Chicago Symposium Series on Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science: Research and Practice. The Chicago Symposium is a forum for faculty and graduate students in education, mathematics, and science devoted to improving teaching and learning of mathematics and science. Our inter-disciplinary forums bring together people from universities, 4-year colleges and 2-year colleges. During the past 23 years, more than 1000 faculty and graduate students representing over 150 institutions have participated in the symposia.

NU MATH UNDERGRADUATE COLLOQUIUM ON APRIL 21

April 8, 2022

Robin Neumayer, Gregg Zeitlin Early Career Professor for the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, will be the featured speaker at the NU Mathematics Undergraduate Colloquium on Thursday, April 21 from 6-7pm in Lunt Hall Rm 105. Abstract details of Prof. Neumayer's Talk are listed below.

Shape Optimization: From Soap Films to Acoustics                                                                                                                                     The task of optimizing an object's shape to make it the most efficient, least costly, or most streamlined arises in nature as well as across engineering and design fields. For instance, due to surface tension, soap bubbles take the shape with the least surface area among all possible shapes enclosing a fixed amount of air — a sphere! We will introduce the mathematical study of so-called “shape optimization problems” and survey some classical and contemporary results in the field.

 

AARON GREICIUS AND RUOYU WANG AWARDED 2022 WEINBERG TEACHING AWARDS

April 8, 2022

 

NU Mathematics faculty member and Director of Calculus, Aaron Greicius, has been awarded the 2022 Arts and Sciences Alumni Teaching Award. Ruoyu Wang has been awarded the 2022 Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award. 

 

Weinberg College, recognizing the accomplishments of its faculty and graduate student teachers, provides a variety of awards for excellence in teaching and encourages faculty members to share their honors, fellowships, and accomplishments. Each year the College selects three members of the tenure-line faculty to receive Weinberg College Distinguished Teaching Awards and three teaching assistants to receive Weinberg College Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Awards, one per Division. 

 

2022 PINSKY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES

March 4, 2022

In 2008,  Professor Emeritus Mark Pinsky and Joanna Pinsky decided to endow The Pinsky Distinguished Lecture Series to enhance the department’s research program tradition.  The 2022 Pinsky Lectures will be hosted by Northwestern University April 6-8.  

This year's featured speaker will be Burt Totaro of UCLA.

Lecture 1: Varieties of General Type with Small Volume
Wed April 6, 4pm in Lunt Hall Rm 105
Lecture 2: The Hilbert Scheme of Points on Affine Space
Thurs April 7th, 4pm in Lunt Hall Rm 105
Lecture 3: The Failure of Vanishing TheoremsFri April 8th, 4pm in Lunt Hall Rm 105

 

YUCHEN LIU WINS 2022 SLOAN FELLOWSHIP

Feb 16, 2022

NU Mathematics member, Yuchen Liu, has won a 2022 Sloan Fellowship. The Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study. These Fellowships are awarded yearly to early career researchers in recognition of distinguished performance.

Professor Liu’s research primarily focuses on algebraic geometry and its interactions with differential geometry and commutative algebra. His goal is to investigate canonical metrics and moduli spaces of higher dimensional varieties from the viewpoint of algebraic stability.

 

MARCH 2022: HOMOTOPICAL METHODS IN GEOMETRY AND PHYSICS CONFERENCE

Feb 11, 2022

In honor of NU Mathematics faculty member Ezra Getzler’s sixtieth birthday, the conference Homotopical Methods in Geometry and Physics will take place March 21–25 at Northwestern University. It will be preceded by a mini-school on Open-Closed Field Theories that will take place March 19–20. 

Click here for registration information, speaker list and additional conference details.

 

2022 ALEXANDRA BELLOW LECTURE SERIES ANNOUNCED

Feb 4, 2022

Northwestern University's Mathematics Department will host the 2022 Bellow Lecture Series March 2-4, 2022, with featured speaker, Prof. Ian Agol of UC Berkeley.

In 2012, Alexandra Bellow decided to make a gift to Northwestern University, specifically to the Math Department. This gift was used to endow the annual lecture series which became known as the Alexandra Bellow Distinguished Lecture Series in Mathematics, or simply the Bellow Lecture Series.  Each year a world-class mathematician is invited to come to Northwestern and lecture. 

BRYNA KRA WINS PROVOST'S AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY FACULTY SERVICE

Feb 2, 2022

Bryna Kra, Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University, has been awarded the Provost's Award for Exemplary Faculty Service.  She is being recognized for her outstanding support and mentorship of young mathematicians as well as her service to both her department and the University. Contributions include expanding the department’s postdoctoral programs, establishing mentoring groups within the department and across the University, and serving on a diverse list of University committees.

NU MATH GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDED NSF POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP

January 27, 2022

Pax Kivimae, graduate student at Northwestern University's Mathematics Department, has been awarded a highly competitive NSF postdoctoral fellowship to work at New York University.  Prof. Antonio Auffinger is Pax Kivimae's advisor. The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development.

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