The LSU Department of Mathematics presented its annual math major awards at the 2023 LSU College of Science Honors Convocation: Michael Gravois is the recipient of the 2023 Betti and Robert Giles Senior Mathematics Award. Han Nguyen received the Pasquale Porcelli Rising Senior Undergraduate Scholarship, and Jay Garcia the Pasquale Porcelli Rising Junior Undergraduate Scholarship.

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## Ling Long Receives College of Science Undergraduate Teaching Award

## NSF Grant for Gene Kopp

LSU Assistant Professor of Mathematics Gene Kopp G has recently been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project that aims to explore the relationship between number theory and quantum information theory. In particular, the project will focus on investigating the connections between Zauner's conjecture, a key problem in quantum information theory, and certain open problems in number theory.

## Bogdan Oporowski (1958-2023)

Our friend and colleague Bogdan Oporowski, LSU Professor of Mathematics, passed away Friday, April 7th, 2023. Bogdan Oporowski completed his undergraduate studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and went on to earn his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1989, where he was supervised by Neil Robertson. After completing his doctoral studies, he joined the Math department as an Assistant Professor, marking the beginning of a long and successful career as professor at LSU.

## Number Theory Conferences @ LSU

The LSU Math Number Theory Group will organize or co-organize three Number Theory Conferences this spring:

- Since 2014, the Number Theory group has been running the Southern Regional Number Theory Conference series. This year, it will be held March 11-12, 2023.

## 2022 Pasquale Porcelli Graduate Student Research Excellence Award for Kevin Kellinsky-Gonzalez

Kevin Kellinsky-Gonzalez receives the 2022 Pasquale Porcelli Graduate Student Research Excellence Award. He is working on his thesis under Professor Ricardo Estrada and will be finishing his Ph.D. in May 2023. Kellinsky-Gonzalez’ work is in the theory of distributions, and he has published articles in *Indagationes Mathematicae* and the E*lectronic Journal of Mathematics*. He is an avid teacher, tutor and chess coach.

## LSU Mathematics Professor Ling Long Elected AMS Fellow in Class of 2023

LSU Mathematics Professor Ling Long has been elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for the Class of 2023. The AMS recognized her "contributions to hypergeometric arithmetic, noncongruence Modular Forms, and supercongruences."

## 2022 Barton Superior Graduate Student Scholarships

## Pramod Achar appointed to Editorial Board of Advances in Mathematics

Pramod Achar was appointed to the Editorial Board of *Advances in Mathematics.* The research journal was founded in 1961. Pramod Achar joined the LSU Math Department in 2004. He is the Shirley Blue Barton Professor of Mathematics. In 2020 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).