UCLA math Professor Terence Tao has been featured in the May 2017 "What Makes a Genius?" issue of National Geographic. The publication notes Tao as "widely considered one of the greatest minds currently working in mathematics." Tao is cited alongside brilliant minds such as Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci, Wolfgang Mozart, and Thomas Edison. To read the full article, click here.
Four UCLA math alumni returned to their alma mater to speak at this year's Career Week event, Trending Careers in Mathematics and Beyond, on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Over 120 undergraduate and graduate students from physical sciences had the opportunity to hear about the many diverse professions that can be pursued with their math education. Companies such as Kaiser Permanente, Netflix and Walt Disney were represented. To find out more, stay tuned for our feature in our annual Fall newsletter!
On the 2016 Putnam Mathematical Competition, the UCLA team (Emre Girgin, Xiaoyu Huang, Konstantin Miagkov) was ranked #7 out of 415 institutions.
Individually, Xiaoyu Huang was ranked #13 in North America, with the highest score of a UCLA student in recent history (87 points). Konstantin Miagkov and Yunbei Xu were ranked #42 overall, and received Honorable mentions. Other high scorers from UCLA were: Wenjun Cai, Ken Willyard, Osman Akar, Johannes Hosle, Luke Harmon, Emre Girgin, Ruizhe Jia, Ryo Kudo, and Qiyao Zhu. A total of 25 UCLA students participated.
The UCLA department of mathematics and IPAM hosted the 2017 AWM Research Symposium on April 8th and 9th. The symposium showcased the research of women in mathematical professions.
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a non-profit organization that encourages women and girls to study and have active careers in mathematical sciences and to promote equal opportunity. To read more about the conference or AWM, please click here.