Nick Zufelt (UT Austin)
Reducible Surgeries and Heegaard Floer Homology
4:00 pm, HBH 427
Rice Program in Mathematics for students entering the 10th or 11th grade in the Fall of 2015 will be held on the Rice campus June 1-12, 2015. For more information check the program website.
Patterns, Math & You for students entering the 8th or 9th grade in the Fall of 2015 will be held on the Rice campus June 15-26, 2015. For more information check the program website.
Rice University Math Circle will resume on January 25. Please check the website for more details.
Fall 2015 Texas Geometry and Topology Conference on Metric and Conformal Geometry will be held at Rice on November 6-8, 2015. For more details, check the conference website.
In a national competition administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies, first year graduate student Ernesto Calleros was awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. The awards are made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and show promise as scholars and teachers. Congratulations, Ernesto!.
Math alumnus, Raymond Johnson (PhD, 1969) has been named by President Obama as one of 14 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The awards recognize the crucial role of mentoring in the academic and personal development of underrepresented students of science and engineering.
After 40 years as a mathematics professor at the University of Maryland, Dr. Johnson returned to the Department as a faculty member in 2009. He retired in 2014 but remains an adjunct professor. More from the Rice News …
His citation in the 2015 Class of the Fellows of the AMS posted at http://www.ams.org/profession/ams-fellows/new-fellows reads:
For contributions to calculus of variations, partial differential equations, and analytic approaches to geometry and topology, as well as mentoring.
According to the AMS, the Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Congratulations! More from the Rice News ...
Recognizing his accomplishments and future plans both as a researcher and a teacher, Dr. Varilly-Alvarado has been awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER grant. In addition to continuing his research in Arithmetic Geometry, the grant will fund a mathematics summer outreach program for middle school students. This is the third year in a row that one of our faculty has received one of these distinguished grants. More from the Rice News …
Rice Grad Jon Chaika (PhD, 2010) has been selected to receive a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship. These fellowships are awarded yearly to early career scientists in recognition of their distinguished performance and their potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Congratulations, Jon!