UC Davis Mathematics

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February 2019
Dr. Tavernetti describes the simplicity of math, some of the famous discoveries through the history of mathematics, as well as how math connects different fields. This talk has garnered over 125,000 views.
February 2019
by Blake Temple

Based on research by Blake Temple and Moritz Reintjes. Moritz Reintjes completed his Ph.D. with Professor Temple at UC Davis. Since 2017 he is a postdoc at the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, Portugal. His research concerns General Relativity, Sho ...read more.

February 2019
By Jesus De Loera

Is there really a separation between pure and applied mathematics? The great mathematician Lobachevsky is attributed with saying “there is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world.” There a ...read more.

February 2019

by Anne Schilling

Suppose your library has one shelf with n books. If someone checks out book i and returns it, this book gets placed at the be ...read more.

November 2017
by Professor Bruno Nachtergaele

At the atomic and subatomic scale, the world is governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. Conservation laws of energy and momentum hold just as firmly as we have come to expect from our experience with the classical universe at larger scales. But in quan ...read more.

November 2017
by Professor Adam Jacob

Adam Jacob joined our Department in 2015, and was awarded a Hellman Fellow in 2017. He is a pure mathematician who works in the area of differential geometry. In general, he studies nonlinear partial differential equations that arise from the geometry of man ...read more.

March 2017
Our faculty member Dan Romik was interviewed by video-maker Brady Haran, creator of the popular Numberphile series of online videos, for one of his videos recently uploaded to the Numberphile YouTube channel. The video, titled "The Moving Sofa Problem," concerns Romik's recent work on the intriguing unsolved geometry problem of finding the shape of the "sofa" (two-dimensional shape) with largest area that can be moved around a right-angled turn in a corridor of unit width. Click on the link below to watch the video.

Excerpt of 2017 article from Dan Romik:

Mathematicians have always looked to the physical world to find inspiration for new mathematics; indeed, some beautiful theoretical developments have emerged from our attempts to understand physical phenomena such as fluid flo ...read more.