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Sunday, February 14


No Events or Seminars scheduled today.

Special Events

Analysis of PDEs of Fluid Mechanics will be held at Rice on May 9-12, 2016. For more details check the conference website.

Topology in dimension 3.5: A conference in memory of Tim Cochran will be held at Rice on June 1-4, 2016. For more details check the conference website.

Patterns, Math & You for students entering the 8th or 9th grade in the Fall of 2016 will be held on the Rice campus May 31-June 10, 2016. More information can be found on the program website.

Rice Program in Mathematics for students entering the 10th or 11th grade in the Fall of 2016 will be held on the Rice campus June 13-June 24, 2016. More information can be found on the program website.

Rice University Math Circle will resume on January 24. The Spring 2016 schedule has been posted on the website.

Department News

Letao Zhang recommended for NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship

May 2014 graduate Letao Zhang has been recommended for the prestigious NSF postdoc research fellowship. This award supports future leaders in Mathematics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. Zhang proposed continuing her research in algebraic geometry at Stony Brook, where she is currently a James H. Simons Instructor, under the guidance of Robert Lazarsfeld.

Jake Fillman awarded Annales Henri Poincaré Prize

Jake Fillman, who graduated with a Ph.D. from the Rice University mathematics department in Spring 2015, has been awarded the 2014 Annales Henri Poincaré Prize for the best paper published in AHP that year. In this paper Jake and his coauthors studied continuum Schrödinger operators associated with aperiodic subshifts and proved that the spectrum is a Cantor set of zero Lebesgue measure if the subshift satisfies the Boshernitzan condition. This was in fact Jake's very first research paper ever. Congratulations!

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Cochran Prize in Mathematics

To honor Professor Tim Cochran, the Department has established a memorial fund to create a Cochran Prize in Mathematics which will be awarded to an outstanding female undergraduate or graduate student in mathematics. For more information on how to contribute to the fund, please see this webpage.

Graduate student Ernesto Calleros awarded Ford Foundation 2015 Predoctoral Fellowship

In a national competition administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies, first year graduate student Ernesto Calleros was awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. The awards are made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and show promise as scholars and teachers. Congratulations, Ernesto!.

Professor Robert M. Hardt has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

His citation in the 2015 Class of the Fellows of the AMS posted at reads:

For contributions to calculus of variations, partial differential equations, and analytic approaches to geometry and topology, as well as mentoring.

According to the AMS, the Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Congratulations! More from the Rice News ...