Birthday conference in honor of Richard Rimanyi

A conference titled “Characteristic classes and Singularities”  in honor of Richard Rimanyi on the occasion of  his 50th birthday will be held at the University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland October 4-7 2018. See the conference webpage for more details.

Professor Richard Rimanyi is the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor in the Department of Mathematics, and has been on the math faculty since 2003.

UNC Graduate School Recognizes Paul Cornwell

Congratulations to one of our very own, Paul Cornwell, for being a recipient of the 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the area of Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering. His dissertation is titled “A Symplectic View of Stability for Traveling Waves in Skew-Gradient Systems.”

We are proud of you, Paul!

Dissertation Adviser: Christopher K.R.T. Jones

Francesca Bernardi and Katrina Morgan recipients of 2018 University Awards for the Advancement of Women

“We all have more power than we think we do,” Morgan said. “No matter who you are, you’re capable of making an impact.”

Congratulations to our very own Katrina Morgan and Francesca Bernardi for being the graduate student recipients of the 2018 University Awards for the Advancement of Women. “The awards, created in 2006, honor individuals who have mentored or supported women on campus, elevated the status of women or improved campus policies for them, promoted women’s recruitment and retention, or promoted professional development for women. Graduate students Morgan and Bernardi were honored as the co-founders of Girls Talk Math, a two-week summer day camp to encourage high school girls to consider careers in mathematics. At the camp, the students explore interesting mathematical concepts, learn about the rich history of women in mathematics and create a blog and podcast series. The camp will meet on campus for the third time this summer.” We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished!

See the below article featured in the University Gazette to learn more about these amazing women.

Spotlight shines on Advancement of Women Award winners

Katrina Morgan Receives Thomas S. Kenan III Graduate Fellowship

PhD Candidate Katrina Morgan has been selected in the inaugural cohort of Kenan Graduate Fellows in the College of Arts & Sciences. One of only ten graduate students in the college chosen for this fellowship, Katrina has distinguished herself as an outstanding researcher and teacher, and will serve as an ambassador in sharing her story with prospective students the college hopes to recruit. Congratulations, Katri!

Fifty-seven graduate students receive fellowships to advance their scholarship and teaching

Click here to read more!

Congratulations Yaiza Canzani: Recipient of the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship!

We would like to recognize one of our own assistant professors, Yaiza Canzani, for  being named a 2018 Sloan Research Fellow!

There are 126 early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Winners receive $65,000, which may be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of their research.

Click here to see an article that was written about Yaiza and was featured on the College of Arts and Sciences Website. Congratulations, Yaiza!

List of 2018 Sloan Research Fellows

Jason Metcalfe recipient of UNC Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching!

Congratulations to one of our very own professors, Jason Metcalfe, for receiving this year’s prestigious UNC Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching! This is a fantastic honor for an outstanding colleague, researcher, and teacher. The Teaching Awards were established in 1994 to underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward, and support good teaching within the University.  These awards are presented to a member of the faculty of each of the constituent institutions of the University. Jason will be recognized on Saturday, January 20th during a ceremony at half-time at the UNC-Georgia Tech Men’s basketball game.

Please extend congratulations to Jason!

Katrina Morgan Published on Scientific American Observations Blog

Morgan’s article on the math and science behind analog and digital recording was posted on the Scientific American Observations Blog on Wednesday. The piece discusses auditory perception, the history of analogue playback, the Fourier transform, and the Sampling Theorem. Morgan describes to a lay audience how the Fourier transform explains why analogue playback is possible and how the Sampling Theorem makes digital audio file storage feasible.

Congratulations, Katrina!