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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.

Visitor Dillon Mayhew receives prestigious award

Dr. Dillon Mayhew, Victoria University of Wellington, who is currently visiting Professor James Oxley, received the prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowship from the Royal Society of New Zealand. The NZ$ 800,000 ($664,000) funding package will support research on "The mathematics of space and language: matroids and model theory".

Genius award to LSU math alumna Susan Murphy

Susan Murphy was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She received her math B.S. in 1980 from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of North Carolina. Susan Murphy was affiliated with Pennsylvania State University from 1989-1997, prior to her appointment to the faculty of the University of Michigan, where she is currently the H.E. Robbins Professor of Statistics, Professor of Psychiatry, and a research professor in the Institute for Social Research.  


Student Life and Enrollment Academic Partner Award for Julia Ledet

Julia Ledet, Instructor at the LSU Math Department, has been presented with the annual Student Life and Enrollment Academic Partner Award. 

Julia Ledet was nominated by Disability Services and was presented with the award at a breakfast ceremony on September 19. This award recognizes a staff or faculty member who has collaborated with one or more departments in the division to improve the overall quality of the student experience at LSU both inside and outside the classroom.

The nomination for the award reads:

Leaving LSU, and off to a PhD program

Among the 2013 graduates in math that are leaving LSU, and are heading to a PhD program are Nathan Bush (Math, Texas A&M), Daniel Case (Physics, Northwestern University), Donovan B. Myers (Physics, Urbana-Champaign), Thomas Naugle (Math, University of Mississippi), and Sarah Seger (Math, Rice University).

See for more examples on the placement of recent undergraduates.

Jimmie Lawson's and Yongdo Lim's paper to appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Professor Jimmie Lawson (Boyd Professor Emeritus) and Professor Yongdo Lim (Sung Kyun Kwan University; LSU PhD 1996) have been notified that their paper "Weighted means and Karcher equations of positive operators" has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Jenna Carpenter (PhD 1989, LSU) elected First Vice President of the MAA

Jenna Carpenter, Louisiana Tech University, was elected First Vice President of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Her term will last from February, 2014 through January, 2016.