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July 2018
Math undergrad Nicholas Sherman chosen to compete for top prize in APS LeRoy Apker competition
Math and Physics major Nicholas Sherman has been named a Finalist in the APS LeRoy Apker Award competition. He will compete for the top prize in Washington DC on August 13. Being a finalist is considered an honor by itself. Nick wrote a senior thesis with Bruno Nachetergaele and will be continuing studies at UC Berkeley for a PhD in Physics.
July 2018
Dimofte receives NSF CAREER award for research, education, and outreach
Tudor Dan Dimofte, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, has received a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate. The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program supports junior faculty who perform outstanding research, are excellent educators, and integrate outreach in their work.
April 2018
2018 Thurston Lectures will be presented by Prof. Thomas Hales May 9-11
The 2018 Thurston Lectures at the Mathematics Department will be presented by Prof. Thomas Hales. He will give three lectures, primarily on the way computers are helping, and changing, mathematical research, but with applications to classical problems in discrete geometry.