Associate Professor Emeritus Rodolfo (Rudy) Vittorio De Sapio passed away on January 24, 2017 due to complications arising from cancer of the bladder. Rudy joined the UCLA Department of Mathematics in 1966. Throughout the years, he grew a reputation for being one of the best teachers in the department.
The hit Disney movie "Moana" features stunning visual effects, including the animation of water to such a degree that it becomes a distinct character in the film.
The UCLA Department of Mathematics lost a cherished and distinguished member of its faculty with the passing away on December 19, 2016, of Professor Emeritus Philip C. Curtis Jr.
UCLA Mathematics Professor Ciprian Manolescu was elected as one of sixty-five new fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for his contributions to Floer homology and the topology of manifolds.