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Porcelli Lectures by Maria Chudnovsky Online

The Porcelli lectures by Maria Chudnovsky, Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, are available online on the YouTube channel of the LSU math department. The videos were prepared by Bogdan Oporowski, with the assistance of Joshua Fallon.

Maria Chudnovsky
(Photo: Bogdan Oporowski)

MATRIX workshop at the University of Melbourne

The MATRIX workshop on Hypergeometric Motives and Calabi Yau Differential Equations will take place January 8-28, 2017 at the University of Melbourne. The workshop is organized by Professors Ling Long (LSU), Masha Vlasenko (Polish Academy of Sciences) and Wadim Zudilin (University of Newcastle). 

Postdoctoral positions for new LSU PhD's

A number of 2016 LSU math PhD's have accepted postdoctoral positions:

Susan Murphy (B.S. in mathematics; LSU) elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Susan Murphy, H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. She received her B.S. in mathematics in 1980 from LSU.

Susan Murphy Porcelli Lecture 2014

Math Majors heading to a PhD program

This year, the list of graduating Math Majors that head to a PhD program in the fall includes:

  • Jared Able will be at Michigan State University pursuing a PhD in Mathematics.
  • Jesse Clifton is heading to NC State for a PhD in Statistics.
  • Amanda Mayhall is also going to NC State for a PhD in Applied Mathematics.
  • Colleen Robichaux decided on the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, for a PhD in Mathematics.
  • Shawn Williams will be at Rice University pursuing a PhD in Mathematics.
  • Dustin Wright is heading to Texas A&M for a PhD in Mathematics.

Math Department Award Ceremony Spring 2016: Math Majors heading to Graduate School
Dustin Wright, Amanda Mayhall, Colleen Robichaux

LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award for Pramod Achar

Professor Pramod Achar received a 2016 LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award for oustanding research, teaching, and service. Pramod Achar joined LSU in 2004.

Maria Chudnovsky to deliver Porcelli Lecture Series

Professor Maria Chudnovsky, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University, will deliver the 2016 Porcelli Lecture Series. Maria Chudnovsky received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2012, and the Fulkerson Prize in 2009.

Porcelli Lecture Poster Maria Chudnovsky

LSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Milen Yakimov

Professor Milen Yakimov received a 2016 LSU Distinguished Faculty Award for his sustained records of excellence in research, teaching and service.

Milen Yakimov joined LSU in 2008. Currently he is the Michael F. and Roberta Nesbit McDonald Professor of Mathematics. He is a Sloan Research Fellow.


LSU Alumni Rising Faculty Award for Shawn Walker

Professor Shawn Walker received a 2016 LSU Alumni Rising Faculty Award for his outstanding record of scholarship and published research. 

Shawn Walker joined LSU in 2010. He recently was awarded an NSF Career grant.


LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for Gestur Olafsson

Professor Gestur Olafsson is the receipient of the 2016 LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. The award recognizes superior graduate-level teaching and related activities.

Gestur Olafsson joined LSU in 1993. Currently, he is an Alumni Professor.