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### 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

### UCLA Putnam team ranks #3 nationwide

In the 2018 Putnam Mathematical Competition, the UCLA team (Ciprian-Mircea Bonciocat, Xiaoyu Huang, Konstantin Miagkov) was ranked #3 out of 568 institutions. This is the

### Grad student Baichuan Yuan awarded 2019 NIJ’s Graduate Research Fellowship

UCLA Math graduate student and research assistant, Baichuan Yuan, has been awarded the 2019 National Institute of Justice’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The award will fund Yuan’s research

### FIM – Institute for Mathematical Research to hold conference in honor of Professor William Duke

The Forschungsinstitut für Mathematik (FIM) or Institute for Mathematical Research will host a conference on June 17-21, 2019 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich