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October 2019
The 2020 Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research in Analysis/Probability Theory will be awarded to Craig Tracy and Harold Widom. The prize recognizes the impact of the ground breaking paper "Level-spacing distributions and the Airy kernel," published in 1994 in Communications in Mathematical Physics.

With Professor Harold Widom of UC Santa Cruz, Craig introduced a new probability distribution function, now known as the Tracy-Widom distribution. This originated in the early nineties, when Tracy and Widom studied the behavior of the largest eigenvalue of random matrices. Their results, publis ...read more.

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.