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Ying Hu appointed Postdoctoral Fellow at UQAM

Ying Hu (soon-to-be LSU PhD, advisor Prof. Dasbach) has been appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre interuniversitaire de recherches en géométrie et topologie (CIRGET), an inter-university research center based at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada. 

Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award for Simon Pfeil

Simon Pfeil is a receipient of the Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award 2015 in recognition of his outstanding teaching ability and service to students. 

US-Mexico Conference in Representation Theory and Noncommutative Algebra

Ch. Geiss, V. Kharchenko, A. Lauda and M. Yakimov are organizing USA-Mexico conference in Representation Theory and Noncommutative Algebra at UNAM, Mexico City, January 15-17, 2015. It is funded through grants from the National Science Foundation and CONACYT.

AWM Breakfast with Susan Montgomery

Professor Susan Montgomery (USC) will be guest at the AWM Breakfast, October 8, 2014 from 9-10am, Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall. Professor Montgomery's current mathematical interests lie in noncommutative algebras, in particular Hopf algebras. She is a Fellow of the AMS and a Fellow of the AAAS. In 2011 she delivered the AWM Noether lecture.

Upcoming Undergraduate Math Contests at LSU

LSU students are invited to register for two upcoming Math Competitions. The Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9:00 - 11:30 A.M. (registration deadline Oct. 1). The Putnam Mathematics Competition is on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (registration deadline Oct. 8). Both events will take place on LSU's campus.

New Postdocs join the Math Department

Starting Fall 2014 new postdocs join the department:

Michael Malisoff awarded two collaborative research grants from the NSF Directorate for Engineering

Roy Paul Daniels Professor Michael Malisoff will serve as Lead Principal Investigator for two collaborative projects from the US National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering.

New Faculty: Stefan van Zwam

Starting Fall 2014 Stefan van Zwam joins the math department as an Assistant Professor. He received his PhD in 2009 from Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. From 2009-2011 he was Postdoctoral researcher at the CWI Amsterdam, Netherlands, before becoming Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics at Princeton University. 

Stefan van Zwam's research interests lie in matroid theory.

Winnie Sloan (Math Senior) receives Actuarial Foundation scholarship

Winnie Sloan received a 2014 Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship from the Actuarial Foundation.  Winnie is a senior mathematics and music major in the Mathematics Actuarial Science concentration.  The scholarship recipients are determined by national competition among full-time college seniors interested in pursuing a career as an actuary.