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UCLA mathematicians receive NSF award for COVID-19 research

UCLA mathematics profs. Andrea Bertozzi and Mason Porter have just received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support their “Analysis of Multiscale Network Models for the Spread of COVID-19” research. This year-long grant will support the use of mathematical models to track patterns among the spread of COVID-19 and provide data for effective […]

Helen Chan earns prestigious teaching award

The Curtis Center Director of Professional Development, Helen Chan, has just been awarded with the prestigious Teaching Award from Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.  “Helen Hsu Chan, a former teacher at Da Vinci Connect in Hawthorne, California was one of 10 educators from around the country recently honored by the Johns Hopkins Center for […]

In Memoriam: Peter Montgomery

It is with great regret that we share the recent passing of UCLA mathematics alumnus and distinguished mathematician Dr. Peter Montgomery at age 72. “Before joining UCLA, Peter worked for the System Development Corporation for many years as a programmer implementing algorithms for the CDC 7600 and PDP series of computers, including the implementation of algorithms for multi-precision arithmetic […]

Nature journal features “tears of wine” study

Andrea Bertozzi and her colleagues Yonatan Dukler, Hangjie Ji, Claudia Falcon published new research which explores the fluid dynamics behind a phenomenon known as tears of wine, Phys. Rev. Fluids (2020). Nature recently published a piece covering this research. Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of […]

11th Annual Curtis Center Math and Teaching Conference welcomes over 200 teachers, students, and mathematicians

Photo caption: Conference attendees participating in a hands-on lesson demonstration. This year’s 11th Annual Curtis Center Mathematics and Teaching Conference at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center welcomed over 200 teachers, students, and mathematicians for a day of meaningful discussion about mathematics education as well as some hands-on learning. The three featured speakers were Sybilla Beckmann-Kazez (University […]

Professor Artem Chernikov receives 2020 Simons Fellowship

Professor Artem Chernikov has been selected among the class of 2020 Simons Fellows in Mathematics for his project titled, “Model theory, groups and hypergraph combinatorics.” Artem’s research is focused on a systematic program of investigating these interactions, centered around the study of measures and various model-theoretic notions of dimension in tame classes of first-order structures (such […]

UCLA Putnam team ranks #4 out of 570 institutions

In the 2019 Putnam Mathematical Competition, the UCLA team (Ciprian Bonciocat, Jacob Zhang, Kaiqi Zhu) was ranked #4 out of 570 institutions. Individually, Jacob Zhang received a prize for ranking 23 nationwide, and four others, Kaiqi Zhu (rank 34.5), Ciprian Bonciocat (rank 56.5), Runze Yu (rank 90.5), and Baiqing Zhu (rank 101), received honorable mentions. […]

Profs. Rowan Killip and Monica Visan awarded Honorable Mention Outstanding Discovery Award

Professors Rowan Killip and Monica Visan have been selected for the Honorable Mention Outstanding Discovery Award for making the greatest research discovery in the Division of Physical Sciences in 2018-2019. Their major breakthrough was published in the Annals of Mathematics and describes the creation of a new method for tackling partial differential equations.  Candidates were […]

Professor Conley receives Inaugural Excellence in Education Award

UCLA Mathematics Professor William Conley has been selected as the winner of the Inaugural Physical Science Centennial Excellence in Education Award for Senate Faculty. William is being recognized for “demonstrating the ability to create a learning environment in which diverse students can succeed.” The Excellence in Education Award recognizes a senate faculty member who is […]