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Undergraduate Town Hall Leads to New Ticketing System for Department

The UCLA Mathematics Undergraduate Student Services office supports over 2,000 math majors and manages 20,000+ general course enrollments. Like many departments at UCLA, they are made up of a small team and are consistently inundated with requests. Managing a high volume of emails in a shared inbox is cumbersome and inefficient for both staff and students waiting to receive a response.   Last fall, the Department hosted its first virtual town hall specifically […]

Women in Combinatorics and Representation Theory Virtual Workshop – May 2021

This year’s UC Riverside workshop on Diversity and Excellence will be on the topic of “Women in Combinatorics and Representation Theory.” The conference will be held online, May 15-16, 2021. This virtual workshop will five plenary talks, given byPamela Harris, Williams CollegeSabine Lang, University of DenverSarah Mason, Wake Forest UniversityChelsea Walton, Rice UniversityElizabeth Wicks, Microsoft […]

PhD Student Bohan Chen awarded 2021 UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowship

UCLA Mathematics PhD student Bohan Chen has been named a UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellow for 2021. Eleven students were nominated across five UC campuses. The program supports UC graduate student training at the national laboratories by providing two to three years of funding to conduct in-residence dissertation research and receive professional training. Bohan is […]

Profs. Wotao Yin and Mason Porter named among the most influential researchers in the world

Thirty-seven UCLA scholars have been named as the world’s most influential scientific researcher. This annual list of the most highly cited researchers is compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate using data based on scholarly publication counts and citation indexes. The selected researchers wrote publications that ranked in the top 1% by citations […]

Professor Michael Hill named 2021 AMS Fellow

Forty-six mathematical scientists from around the world have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2021, the program’s ninth year. UCLA Professor Michael Hill joins the Class of 2021 for his contributions to algebraic topology, in particular equivariant stable homotopy theory. To see all the names of individuals who are in this […]

Math Town Hall for Undergraduates – Tuesday, October 20th

TO: Undergraduate students in Mathematics Join Mathematics Department Chair, Professor Mario Bonk, and Undergraduate Vice Chairs, Professors Mike Hill and Don Blasius, at a virtual town hall meeting next week on Tuesday, October 20th, 4-5:30PM Pacific Time. We know this is an unprecedented time, and there are bound to be a lot of things on […]

In Memoriam: Donald Babbitt

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague Professor Emeritus Donald Babbitt on October 10, 2020 at the age of 84. A short obituary was written by our colleague, Don Blasius:  Donald (Don) Babbitt received his PhD in 1962 from the University in Michigan and then right away joined our […]

Andrea Ghez wins 2020 Nobel Prize in physics

Andrea Ghez, UCLA’s Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Professor of Astrophysics, today was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics. Ghez helped pioneer a powerful technology called adaptive optics, which corrects the distorting effects of the Earth’s atmosphere in real time and opened the center of our galaxy as a laboratory for exploring black holes […]

IPAM awarded $25 million renewal from NSF

Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, director of IPAM and a UCLA professor of mathematics. Photo credit: Reed Hutchinson/UCLA — UCLA’s Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, through which mathematicians work collaboratively with a broad range of scholars of science and technology to transform the world through math, has received a five-year, $25 million funding renewal from the National Science Foundation, effective Sept. 1. […]