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Department of Mathematics
Wednesday, April 1


Spectral Theory Brown Bag Seminar
William Yessen (Rice University)
Mixed Spectral Regimes for Square Fibonacci Hamiltonians
12:00 pm, HB 427

Geometry-Analysis Seminar
Alessio Figalli (University of Texas)
Recent Applications of Transport Theory
4:00 pm, HB227

Special Events

2015 Wolfe Lecture in Mathematics - Dr. Richard Kenyon (Brown University) will present this year's Wolfe Lecture on Thursday, March 26 at 4pm. Details can be found on the Lecture homepage.

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.

Department News

Department Graduate honored by President Obama

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 2011. He retired in 2014 but remains an adjunct professor. More from the Rice News

Professor Robert M. Hardt has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

His citation in the 2015 Class of the Fellows of the AMS posted at 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 ...

Professor Damanik's work mentioned in Fields Medal citation

Recent Porter Lecturer Artur Avila received a Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians at Seoul, based partly on work with Rice professor David Damanik:

"With his collaborators, he has made essential progress in many areas, including real and complex one-dimensional dynamics, spectral theory of the one-frequency Schrödinger operator, flat billiards and partially hyperbolic dynamics."

The International Mathematical Union list of 2014 awardees and brief citations are given here.

Professor Anthony Varilly-Alvarado awarded NSF CAREER Grant

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 …

Department Graduate Jon Chaika awarded 2015 Sloan Fellowship

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!