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  • See the Upcoming Events section (on the right of this page) for information about upcoming conferences in the department.
  • To honor the memory of John Osborn, a memorial fund has been established to fund annual graduate student awards. Please consider making a contribution to this cause.
  • Welcome to our new faculty members joining us effective Fall 2011: Assistant Professors Amin Gholampour and Christian Zickert, and Professors Patrick Brosnan, Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin, and Jian-Jian Ren. Gholampour's research interests include Gromov-Witten and Donaldson-Thomas invariants. Zickert works on geometry/topology and algebraic K-theory. Brosnan's research is in Hodge theory and algebraic geometry. Jabin's research is in partial differential equations and kinetic theory. Ren's work is in mathematical statistics, especially the analysis of censored data.
  • Assistant Professor Maria Cameron is the winner of a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for 2011. Congratulations!
  • Professor Ricardo Nochetto was selected as a SIAM Fellow for 2011, in recognition of his contributions to the study of free boundary problems and phase transitions.
  • Congratulations to Professor Larry Washington, who has been selected as a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher for 2011-2012. He will give a public lecture on the subject "Cannonballs, donuts, and secrets: from idle questions to cryptographic applications" on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4PM in PHY 1410.
  • There are now "Maryland hubs" for two new $5M Research Networks in Mathematical Sciences, funded by NSF. Professor Eitan Tadmor is directing the main hub of the "KI-Net" in "Kinetic description of emerging challenges in multiscale problems of natural sciences". Professors William Goldman and Richard Wentworth are among the PIs directing a hub of the Network in "Geometric Structures and Representation Varieties".
  • We regret to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus John E. Osborn on May 30, 2011, at the age of 74. Professor Osborn served with distinction as Chair of the Department 1982-1985 and as Acting or Interim Dean of CMPS, 1989-90 and 1998-99. He received his Ph.D. in 1965 at the University of Minnesota and spent his entire career at Maryland, where he specialized in numerical analysis and elliptic partial differential equations. He was also instrumental in the SCHOL project to update our undergraduate curriculum. A conference in his honor on Finite Element Analysis and Eigenvalue Problems was held in September, 2000. Professor Osborn officially retired at the end of the 2007-2008 academic year, but he continued to be an active participant in department seminars and affairs up until this year. Obituaries have appeared in the Washington Post and the AMS Notices. A memorial service will be held in Memorial Chapel on September 21, 2011.
  • We regret to announce the passing of Professor E. G. K. (Ken) Lopez-Escobar on September 1, 2011. Professor Lopez-Escobar worked in several areas of logic, including model theory and proof theory, and was especially interested in intuitionistic proof systems. He also had a deep interest in the history of mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in 1965 at the University of California, Berkeley, and came to Maryland in 1966 after a Moore instructorship at MIT.
  • Professor Emeritus Frank Olver has been selected by the US Secretary of Commerce to receive the Gold Medal of the Commerce Department, for his work on the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This is the highest award that the Department can bestow. Congratulations!
  • Our Mailroom Supervisor Fletcher Kinne has been selected by President Loh to receive the President's Distinguished Service Award at the 28th Annual Faculty and Staff Convocation on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, for "exceptional performance, leadership, and service by a member of the University staff". Congratulations to Fletch on the well-deserved honor!
  • We regret to report that math department alumnus Herbert A. Hauptman, who shared the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work based in part on his 1954 Ph.D. thesis in mathematics at UMCP, has died on October 23, 2011, at the age of 94. His thesis advisor was Professor Richard Good. You can read an obituary here. In his memory, the departmental colloquium room has been renamed Herbert Hauptman Hall.
  • See the newsletter pages for older department news.

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