Entries by Zenith Farin

In Memoriam: Paul H. Roberts

It is with great sadness to write that Professor Emeritus Paul Roberts passed away on November 17th.  He joined the UCLA Mathematics department in 1986 as a joint appointment with the Geophysical Sciences Department after receiving his PhD from Cambridge University in 1954. He joined UCLA as a Chair in the Math Department and a […]

UCLA Putnam Team ranks #7 out of 456 institutions

In the 2022 Putnam Mathematical Competition, the UCLA team were ranked #7 out of 456 institutions. Individually, Zachary Tu and Runze Yu received honorable mentions for ranking in the top 100 nationwide. Varit Chantranuwathana, Issac Li, and Alvin Liu placed amongst the 101-200 ranks. Other high scorers who placed in the 201-500 ranks were Xuanhao Cui, […]

Dr. Sarah Burnett receives 2022 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship

Dr. Sarah Burnett has been awarded the 2022 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship, being one of the five women postdoctoral scientists chosen this year. Her research focuses on the flow of particle-liquid mixtures. Understanding how fluids behave when solids are incorporated is crucial for various applications such as mining, food processing, pharmaceuticals and during landslides. […]

Professor Terence Tao wins Global Australian of the Year award

Professor Terence Tao has been named Global Australian of the Year by Advance.org — a federally funded organization that highlights the work of Australian high achievers. “Despite routinely being dubbed the ‘Mozart of maths’ in media articles, the 47-year-old speaks of his accomplishments with deep modesty, almost diffidence — but they are undeniable, nonetheless. If he has a […]

Assistant Professor Joaquin Moraga joins the Department

Joaquin Moraga will be joining the department as an assistant professor in July 2022. He earned his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Utah in Summer 2019. During his PhD at the University of Utah, under the advice of Chirstopher Hacon, his research focused on the minimal model program. After finishing his PhD, Moraga […]

UCLA Computer Science Professor Amit Sahai to join the Department

UCLA Computer Science Professor Amit Sahai will begin a new joint appointment in the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science this Fall. Amit Sahai is a Simons Investigator (2021), Fellow of the ACM (2018) and a Fellow of the IACR (2019). He was an invited lecturer at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2022 (ICM 2022). […]