Greg Blekherman (Georgia Tech)
Nonnegative Polynomials and Sums of Squares
4:00 pm, HB 227
Rice University Math Circle will resume on Sunday September 7. Check the website for more details.
Recent Porter Lecturer Artur Avila received a Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians at Seoul, based partly on work with Rice professor David Damanik:
"With his collaborators, he has made essential progress in many areas, including real and complex one-dimensional dynamics, spectral theory of the one-frequency Schrödinger operator, flat billiards and partially hyperbolic dynamics."
The International Mathematical Union list of 2014 awardees and brief citations are given here.
The Simons Foundation has announced that Professors Cochran and Harvey were awarded 2014 Simons Fellowships. This program recognizes outstanding mathematicians and supports research on complex problems requiring extended time and effort and will allow them to spend the 2014-15 year on sabbatical. Congratulations! More from the Rice News...
Congratulations to grad student Miriam Kuzbary on being awarded a 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! These prestigious awards not only recognize and support outstanding graduate students during their education, but also anticipate that they will become leaders and innovators in their field. Christopher White, a 2013 Rice graduate currently studying physics at Caltech, was also awarded a Fellowship. Graduating seniors Nicholas Ryder and Karl Schaefer and 2010 graduate Robert Lewis all received Honorable Mentions.
Recognizing his accomplishments and future plans both as a researcher and a teacher, Dr. Varilly-Alvarado has been awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER grant. In addition to continuing his research in Arithmetic Geometry, the grant will fund a mathematics summer outreach program for middle school students. This is the third year in a row that one of our faculty has received one of these distinguished grants. More from the Rice News …