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### 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

### 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

### 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

### In Memoriam: Edward Effros

It is with great regret that the Mathematics Department must note the passing, at age 84, of our colleague Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor Edward Effros on

### Professor Mason Porter publishes findings on reducing congestion in supermarkets

Using population-level mobility models, UCLA mathematics professor Mason Porter and his collaborators investigated customer mobility flow between supermarket zones. Previously, similar types of models have been used

### UCLA Math Alumnus Jacob Bedrossian to receive first Peter Lax Award

UCLA mathematics alumnus and professor of mathematics (University of Maryland) Jacob Bedrossian has been selected to receive the first Peter Lax Award for his achievements in mathematical

### Professor Tao to receive the first Riemann Prize in Mathematics

Professor Terence Tao will be awarded the 2020 Riemann Prize in Mathematics, established this year by Italy’s Riemann International School of Mathematics, which promotes fundamental

### Professor Fletcher named 2019-2020 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University reports a 3.7% acceptance rate for its highly competitive Radcliffe’s Fellowship Program. UCLA statistics, electrical and

### Profs. Peter Petersen and Romyar T. Sharifi named 2020 AMS Fellows

Two UCLA mathematics professors have been named 2020 Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Peter Petersen has been selected for “contributions to Riemannian geometry and geometric