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In Memoriam: Peter Smereka

UCLA mathematics mourns the sudden untimely death of a colleague and friend, Peter Smereka.  Peter was 56 years old and a professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan since 1994.  He received his PhD from UCSB and spent three years at UCLA (1991-1994) as a postdoc, with Stan Osher and Russ Caflisch as his advisors.  Peter worked on a wide variety of problems, ranging from fluid dynamics to materials science, and was considered one of the leading applied and computational mathematicians of his generation. 

UCLA Math Rises to #8

Department Chair, Professor Bill Duke

UCLA Mathematics Department rose to 8th place worldwide in the 2015 Shanghai rating of World Universities in Mathematics. UCLA continues to rank 5th place in the US in Mathematics. More information on the annual Shanghai rankings is available on the ARWU website.