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Richard Ng awarded NSF-Focused Research Group Grant on Quantum Computing

Professor Richard Ng

Professors Richard Ng, Michael Freedman & Zhenghan Wang (Microsoft Station Q, UC Santa Barbara), Eric Rowell (Texas A&M) and Xiao-Gang Wen (Physics, MIT) were awarded a $1.3 Million collaborative NSF-Focus Research Grant on "Mathematical Foundations of Topological Quantum Computation and its Applications".

The research will cover the mathematical, physical, and computational aspects of topological quantum computation.

Third US-Mexico Conference in Representation Theory, Categorification, and Noncommutative Algebra

US-Mexico Conference on Representation Theory, Categorification, and Non-commutative Algebra 2017

The third US-Mexico Conference on Representation Theory, Categorification, and Noncommutative Algebra will take place in UNAM, Mexico City during the week of November 27-December 1.

It is organized by Aaron Lauda (USC), Christof Geiss, Daniel Labardini Fragoso (UNAM), and Milen Yakimov (LSU). The conference series is funded by grants from the NSF and CONACYT.

Milen Yakimov named AMS Fellow

Milen Yakimov Professor Milen Yakimov is part of the 2018 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.

The AMS recognized his contributions to noncommutative algebra and service to the community. This year the AMS selected 63 new fellows from its 30,000 members.

Milen Yakimov joined the LSU Math Department in 2008. He is the Michael F. and Roberta Nesbit McDonald Professor.

AWM Activities at SIAM Annual Meeting

AWM Professor Susanne C. Brenner was one of the organizers of an AWM Workshop at the SIAM Annual Meeting, July 10-14, 2017, Pittsburgh, entitled Recent Advances in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing.

Blaise Bourdin hosts French Aerospace Researchers

Blaise Bourdin 

Bertrand Langrand and Julian Berthe from the Materials and Structures department at ONERA, the French aerospace research center, will be spending a week at the department of Mathematics at LSU in October. Bertrand Langrand is the scientific deputy director of the department.

Spartanic LSU math alumni

LSU grads at MSU

Three recent LSU math PhDs are currently postdocs at Michigan State University: Paul Sinz (left; Postdoc in the MSU Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering; PhD 2017; Advisor: Rob Lipton), Irina Holmes (middle; PhD 2016; Advisor: Ambar Sengupta) and Eric Bucher (right; PhD 2016; Advisor: Milen Yakimov).

Robert Lipton co-chairs SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science

Robert Lipton

Professor Robert Lipton and Govind Menon (Brown University) co-chair the Organizing Committee for the 2018 SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science.

The conference will be held jointly with the SIAM Annual Meeting from July 9-13, 2018, in Portland, Oregon.

Guoli Ding named Hubert Butts Professor

Guoli Ding at the blackboard

Professor Guoli Ding was named Hubert Butts Professor of Mathematics. He received his PhD in 1991 in Operations Research at Rutgers University, and
he joined the LSU math department that year. Guoli Ding contributed more than 65 publications to Mathematics, Operations Research and Computer Science.

During the last 25 years his research was supported through more than twelve research grants from the NSF, the NSA, the Air Force, and the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund.