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Ambar Sengupta named Hubert Butts Professor

Professor Ambar Sengupta was named Hubert Butts Professor of Mathematics. He received his PhD in 1990 and came to LSU in 1991. Ambar Sengupta contributed more than 50 publications to both Mathematical Physics and Financial Mathematics. His first book Pricing Derivatives appeared in 2005 (McGraw-Hill) and recently Representing Finite Groups: A Semisimple Introduction at the end of 2011 (Springer).

Milen Yakimov to deliver invited address at AMS Sectional Meeting

Professor Milen Yakimov has been invited to deliver a plenary address at the Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society at Tulane University, New Orleans, October 13-14, 2012.

Article of Sam Nelson (LSU PhD 2002) featured in the "Notices of the AMS"

The article "The Combinatorial Revolution in Knot Theory" by Sam Nelson was featured in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society in the December 2011 issue. Sam Nelson received his PhD from LSU in 2002 under Professor Rick Litherland. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Claremont McKenna College, CA.

Obituary: Robert Giles

Robert "Bob" Giles passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011. He and his wife Betti established a Math Education Fund for the LSU Department of Mathematics which, among other things, supports the annual Giles Senior Math Award, the highest math award for LSU undergraduates.

Graduate wins Postdoctoral Fellowship at Weierstrass Institute

Santiago Fortes, who received his PhD from LSU in 2010 under the supervision of Robert Lipton and Stephen Shipman, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Weierstrass Institute in Berlin, Germany.  This will be Santiago's second postdoctoral position, following on the one he is completing at the California Institute of Technology.

Fiction award for Carolyn Chun (LSU PhD 2009)

Carolyn Chun who received her PhD in mathematics in 2009 under the advise of Prof. James Oxley was awarded the 2012 Kenneth Patchen Award for her MFA thesis: "How to break article noun". The award includes a publishing contract.

Hui-Hsiung Kuo receives Fulbright scholarship

Professor Hui-Hsiung Kuo was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for research and lecturing in Tunisia from April to June 2012.

Ambar Sengupta awarded Mercator Guest Professorship

Professor Ambar Sengupta was awarded a Mercator Guest Professorship at the University of Bonn by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the national science foundation of Germany.

Jasson Vindas (LSU PhD 2009) publishes first book

Jasson Vindas who received his PhD in 2009 from LSU (Advisor: Prof. Ricardo Estrada) along with two coauthors published his first book "Asymptotic behavior of generalized functions".