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Yaniv Almog receives international grant

The United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation has awarded Professor Yaniv Almog and a team of international researchers a grant for a four year project "On some Ginzburg-Landau type functionals". His co-investigators are Prof. Itai Shafrir Itai (Technion, Haifa, Israel),
Prof. Leonid Berlyand (Penn. State University) and Prof. Dmitry Golovaty (University of Akron).

Aleksandra Gruszka is best paper finalist at American Control Conference

Aleksandra Gruszka, a PhD student of Professor Michael Malisoff, was one of five students selected as finalists for the Student Best Paper Award at the 2011 American Control Conference-ACC 2011, held in San Francisco, June 29 - July 1, 2011.

Spring 2011 Awards

LSU Awards and Recognitions

  • Professor Gestur Olafsson has been appointed Julian R. & Sidney Nicolle Carruth Endowed Alumni Professor.
  • Professor Scott Baldridge received the Tiger Athletic Foundation President’s Award.
  • Professor Robert Lipton won the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award.
  • Dottie Vaughn won the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching
    Award (Science).
  • Julia Ledet won the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award
    (University College).
  • Myron Minn-Thu-Aye received the LSU Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award.

College of Science Awards

  • Hannah Manuel received the College of Science Outstanding Junior Award.
  • Jacob Richard Desmond received the College of Science Outstanding Sophomore Award.
  • Breanna Hughes received the College of Science Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship.
  • Jordan Keller received the College of Science Burland Scholarship.
  • Christian Bankester received the College of Science Dean's Award.

Departmental Awards

Congratulations to all!

LSU Math Department Sponsors Conference in Tunisia

LSU Mathematics Department is a sponsor of a research conference in Hammamet, Tunisia.

Andrew Williamson Scores in the Top 3% in Putnam Competition

LSU undergraduate math major Andrew Williamson was ranked at the 97th percentile on the recent William Lowell Putmam Mathematics Contest for undergraduate math majors. With a score of 56 out of 120 he was ranked 128th out of 4296.

The Putnam competition is an annual student math competition sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America.

Susanna Dann Wins Postdoc at the University of Missouri

Congratulations to Susanna Dann (soon-to-be LSU PhD, advisor Prof. Olafsson), who has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her advisor there will be Prof. Alexander Koldobsky.

Susanne Brenner is the 2011 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer

Dr. Susanne Brenner, the Michael F. and Roberta Nesbit McDonald Professor of Mathematics at LSU, has been selected to give the 2011 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture.

Girja Tripathi Wins Postdoc at the Tata Institute

Congratulations to Girja Tripathi (LSU PhD Dec. 2010, advisor Prof. Schlichting), who has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Tata Institute, Mumbai.

LSU Students Win Louisiana-Mississippi MAA Team Competition

Three LSU math majors, Philip Benge, Guillaume Dupré, and Hannah Manuel, won the first-place prize in the Student Team Mathematics Competition on February 25. The competition is a regional mathematics contest for college students in Louisiana and Mississippi, sponsored by the Louisiana-Mississippi section of the Mathematical Association of America. The LSU team dominated the competition, scoring 131 of 150 points possible. The second-place team only scored 109 points. Congratulations to Philip, Guillaume, and Hannah!

Graduate Wins Postdoc at Tufts

Congratulations to Jens Christensen (LSU PhD 2009, advisor Prof. Olafsson). After two years at the University of Maryland, Jens has accepted a 3-year postdoctoral position at Tufts University.