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Jasson Vindas (LSU PhD 2009) receives Costa Rica Science Prize

Jasson Vindas who received his PhD in 2009 under Professor Ricardo Estrada was awarded the Costa Rica Science Prize "Clodomiro Picado T." of 2013. He is currently Assistant Professor at Ghent University, Belgium.

It is only the second time that a mathematician received this prize; Ricardo Estrada was the winner in 1996.

Guillermo Ferreyra receives BASF Professor of Excellence Award

Professor Guillermo Ferreyra received the BASF Professor of Excellence Award. He was recognized during the LSU-Texas A&M Football game.

Guillermo Ferreyra was chairman of the Department of Mathematics from 2000 to 2003, dean of the LSU College of Arts & Science from 2004 to 2009, and currently serves as the interim dean of the LSU College of Science.

Irina Holmes appointed Jack Hale Post-doctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech

Congratulations to Irina Holmes (soon-to-be LSU PhD, advisor Prof. Sengupta), who has been appointed as a Jack Hale Post-doctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech.

LSU hosts Number Theory Conference

The conference "Applications of Automorphic Forms in Number Theory and Combinatorics" in honor of Professor Wen-Ching Winnie Li (Penn State) will take place at LSU April 12-15, 2014.

Speakers include Jean-Pierre Serre (Fields Medal 1954, Wolf Prize 2000, Abel Prize in 2003) and John Tate (Wolf Prize 2002/03, Abel Prize 2010).

LSU hosts SCALA 2014

The LSU Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) and Tulane University's Center for Computational Science (CCS) will co-sponsor 

FEBRUARY 21-22, 2014

The aim is to:

   (1) highlight cutting-edge topics in scientific computing,

Robert Lipton elected Fellow of the AAAS

Professor Robert Lipton was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is being recognized "for contributions to the theory of multiscale simulation, modeling, and the physics of media with microstructure." Professor Lipton is one of only seven new fellows that were elected in the AAAS Section on Mathematics.

Larry Smolinsky hosts the math club of Kenilworth Science & Technology Middle School.

This Fall, most Monday afternoons, Larry Smolinsky, Roy Paul Daniels Professor of Mathematics at LSU, hosts The Math Circle of the Kenilworth Science & Technology School in the Keisler Lounge of the Math Department.

Jasson Vindas (LSU PhD 2009) wins ISAAC award

Jasson Vindas, who got his PhD in 2009 under Ricardo Estrada, received the ISAAC Award 2013 of the International Society for Analysis, its applications and computations. Jasson Vindas is currently Assistant Professor at Ghent University, Belgium. Previous price winners include Terrence Tao (UCLA).


Pallavi Dani's paper to appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

The article Homological and homotopical Dehn functions are different by Professor Pallavi Dani and her co-authors Aaron Abrams (Washington and Lee University), Noel Brady (University of Oklahoma) and Robert Young (University of Toronto) has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States.