Katie Newhall chosen by APS as an Outstanding Referee

Congratulations to our very own Katie Newhall, Assistant Professor, who has been chosen among the 143 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review journals!

The American Physical Society (APS) has selected 143 Outstanding Referees for 2019 that have demonstrated exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts published in the Physical Review journals. A full list of the Outstanding Referees is available online at http://journals.aps.org/OutstandingReferees.

Instituted in 2008, the Outstanding Referee program annually recognizes approximately 150 of the currently active referees for their invaluable work. Comparable to Fellowship in the APS and other organizations, this is a lifetime award. The selection this year was made from 30 years of records on over 71,000 referees who have been called upon to review manuscripts, including more then 40,000 that were submitted in 2018. The basis for the Outstanding Referees selection takes into account the quality, number and timeliness of a referee’s reports, without regard for membership in the APS, country of origin, or field of research. Individuals with current or very recent direct connections to the journals, such as editors and editorial board members, were excluded.

Press Release – Outstanding Referee 2019

Congratulations, Katie!!

UNC-CHAPEL HILL MATHEMATICS STUDENT SCOTT EMMONS NAMED CHURCHILL SCHOLAR

Scott Emmons, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, a research-focused award that provides funding to outstanding American students for a year of master’s degree study in science, mathematics and engineering at Churchill College, based at the University of Cambridge in England.

Emmons is one of only 16 students and recent graduates selected for the award this year, which not only requires exemplary academic achievement but also seeks those with proven talent in research, extensive laboratory experience and personal activities outside of academic pursuits, especially in music, athletics and social service. He is Carolina’s 18th Churchill Scholar.

To read more, click here.

Congratulations, Scott!

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

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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