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### In Memoriam: Charles Stone

Dr. Charles (Chuck) J. Stone passed away on April 16, 2019. Chuck received his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1961 under the direction of Samuel

### Recent Ph.D. graduate receives Sacks Prize for best dissertation of the year in logic

Recent UCLA math graduate Danh (Danny) Nguyen Luu has been named the sole winner of the 2018 Sacks Prize by the International Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL). The Sacks

### Taking a cue from spider webs, UCLA researchers snag fresh water with vapor capture system

Photo caption: Researchers Abolfazl Sadeghpour, the study’s co-lead author, Hangjie Ji and Navid Dehdari Ebrahimi with their experimental water capture setup. Photo credit: Oszie Tarula/UCLA A key

### Professor Stan Osher developed key numerical algorithm used to reconstruct image of black hole

UCLA mathematics professor Stan Osher, Cognitech Inc CEO Leonid Rudin and then PhD student Emad Fatemi, now sadly deceased, created a numerical algorithm that was instrumental in reconstructing

### Vote for Roper’s Lab in NSF video competition ending soon

The UCLA Myco-Fluidics Laboratory or “Roper’s Lab,” led by mathematics Professor Marcus Roper, is a semi-finalist in the National Science Foundation (NSF) We Are Mathematics Video Competition. This contest aims to “bring

### Professor Tim Austin proves the “weak Pinsker conjecture”

UCLA mathematics professor Tim Austin has published a proof of the “weak Pinsker conjecture,” first posed in the 1970s. Austin’s work provides the building blocks for a

### Professor Mason Porter named 2019 SIAM Fellow

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has selected 28 members, including Professor Mason Porter (University of California, Los Angeles), to join the 2019 Class

### Professor Andrea Bertozzi and her team enhance existing theory behind “tears of wine” phenomenon

On March 5th, professor Andrea Bertozzi gave a talk entitled “Tears of wine and shock dynamics” at the 2019 annual physics conference hosted by the American Physical Society.

### Professor emeritus V.S. Varadarajan establishes the Ramanujan Visiting Professorship

Photo caption: UCLA mathematics professor emeritus V.S. Varadarajan and his wife, Veda The Department has received $1 million from mathematics professor emeritus V.S. Varadarajan and his