On February 21, 2017, UCLA Math Alumnus Tom Goldstein was named Sloan Fellow for 2017. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards two-year fellowships to 126 researchers "in recognition of their distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.” According to the Foundation, since 1955, Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win 43 Nobel Prizes, 16 Fields Medals, 69 National Medals of Science, 16 John Bates Clark Medals, and other prominent awards.
On Wednesday, February 15, Professor Andrea Bertozzi exhibited research to members of Congress as part of this year’s event “The Arc of Science: Research to Results” on Capitol Hill. The event was hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) to highlight the impact of NSF-funded research on American citizens, businesses, and government.
Assistant Professor Artem Chernikov has won a 2017 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. CAREER awards are the NSF's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to become leaders in their field.
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. According to one of his students, Rudy was "animated, never a bore, and spiked his lectures with humor." He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
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