Select a news year:2017 2016 2015 2013 2012 2009 2008

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.

October 2016
by Eugene Gorsky

Eugene Gorsky is an assistant professor who joined the Department in 2014, researching knot theory and representation theory. This year he won the 2016 Hellman Fellowship, an award whose goal is to support the research of promising early-career scholars who exhibit t ...read more.

September 2016
by Naoki Saito

Naoki Saito, at UC Davis since 1997, was awarded Best Author and Best Paper presented to him by the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in connection with two of his recent papers.

In recent years, the advent of new sensors, measurement ...read more.