Shi Jin has been chosen as an Invited Speaker at the next International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), in August 2018, in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
Being an ICM Invited Speaker is a great honor, congratulations Shi! so very well deserved!
Two of our talented Teaching Assistants, Alisha Zachariah and Di Fang, have been honored as L&S Teaching Fellows. This award is granted to TAs from the College of Letters and Science who have achieved outstanding success as students and teachers. This is the second year in a row that Di Fang has been awarded this honor, and the first year for Alisha Zachariah.
Ravi Vakil (Stanford) is presenting on the mathematical aspects of doodling on April 17, at 4pm in B239 Van Vleck Hall. Doodling has many mathematical aspects: patterns, shapes, numbers and more. Not surprisingly, there is often some sophisticated and fun mathematics buried inside common doodles. It looks like play, but reflects what mathematics is really about: finding patterns in nature, explaining them, and extending them. By the end, we'll have seen some important notions in geometry, topology, physics, and elsewhere; some fundamental ideas guiding the development of mathematics over the course of the last century; and ongoing work continuing today.
Dr. Vakil will be presenting on a more technical talk entitled "Cutting and pasting in (algebraic) geometry on Tuesday, April 18 at 4pm in 911 Van Vleck Hall.