Dima Arinkin has been named as Vilas Associate. The Vilas Associate program is an internal competition that recognizes new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance. And Dima is, of course, the perfect example!
Steven Sam is having an astonishing year! if you remember he just got awarded a CAREER grant, and the Sloan Foundation just announced he will also receive the Sloan fellowship! Warmest congratulations to him, so very well deserved!
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.
A new series of papers has settled a long-standing question related to the popular game in which players seek patterned sets of three cards.
One of the people at the forefront is our own Jordan Ellenberg.
Take a look at the Quanta Magazine article: https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160531-set-proof-stuns-mathematicians/
This article was a reprint of a wired.com piece: https://www.wired.com/2016/06/simple-proof-card-game-set-stuns-mathematicians/