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## Events

Monday, October 23

Topology Seminar

Sam Kim
(Seoul National University)

Free products in Diff(S^1)

4:00 pm, HBH 427

Tuesday, October 24

AGNT

Abbey Bourdon
(Wake Forest University)

To Be Announced

4:00 pm, HBH 227

Wednesday, October 25

No Events or Seminars scheduled today.

Thursday, October 26

Colloquium

Kevin Scannell
(Saint Louis University)

Scaling up language technology for the next 1000 languages

4:00 pm, HBH 227

Friday, October 27

Undergraduate Colloquium

Arindam Roy
(Rice)

To Be Announced

4:00 pm, HBH 227

## Special Events

Rice University Math Circle will not be offered for the Fall 2017 semester. Please check the website for updates about the Spring program.

## Department News

### Department adds 2 new faculty members

We have added to our senior faculty when Alan Reid came onboard as the Edgar Odell Lovett Professor of Mathematics. His research interests include hyperbolic manifolds, discrete groups, low dimensional topology with a particular interest in connections to number theory and moduli spaces. Professor Reid had previously been at the University of Texas at Austin.

Gregory Chambers joined the department as our newest Assistant Professor. He received his PhD in 2014 from the University of Toronto under Alexander Nabutovsky and Regina Rotman and was an L. E. Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago from 2014 - 2017. His interests include metric geometry, geometric analysis and discrete and combinatorial geometry.

### 2017 Evans Instructors

We hired 3 new G.C. Evans Instructors this Fall:

Gökalp Alan, a graduate of Bilkent University in Turkey. His research includes orthogonal polynomials, potential theory, fractal geometry, and complex dynamics.

Siran Li, a graduate of the University of Oxford. His research interests include analysis and PDE, differential geometry, and fluid mechanics.

Selim Sukhtaiev, a graduate of the University of Missouri and whose research includes mathematical physics, partial differential equations, spectral theory, and infinite dimensional dynamical systems.

### Kiselev and Reid to give invited addresses at ICM 2018

Alexander Kiselev, Edgar Odell Lovett Professor of Mathematics, and Alan Reid, the incoming Edgar Odell Lovett Professor of Mathematicss, have been invited to give 45 minute invited addresses at the International Congress of Mathematicians, which will take place in August 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Kiselev will speak in the Partial Differential Equations section and Reid will speak in the Topology section. Invitations to speak at an ICM are among the highest honors in mathematics. Congratulations to both!

### 2017 Bray Prize in Mathematics

Congratulations! to the 2017 Bray Prize in Mathematics recipients: Patrick Girardet, Ridge Liu, Tony Mirasola, and Tiffany Tang! The Hubert E. Bray Prize in Mathematics is awarded each spring to the outstanding junior mathematics major. Started in 1990, the recipient is chosen by the faculty of the Department of Mathematics.