In the 2019 Putnam Mathematical Competition, the UCLA team (Ciprian Bonciocat, Jacob Zhang, Kaiqi Zhu) was ranked #4 out of 570 institutions.
It is with great regret that the Mathematics Department must note the passing, at age 84, of our colleague Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor Edward Effros on December 21, 2019.
Using population-level mobility models, UCLA mathematics professor Mason Porter and his collaborators investigated customer mobility flow between supermarket zones.
UCLA mathematics alumnus and professor of mathematics (University of Maryland) Jacob Bedrossian has been selected to receive the first Peter Lax Award for his achievements in mathematical theory of fluid dynamics.
Professor Terence Tao will be awarded the 2020 Riemann Prize in Mathematics, established this year by Italy's Riemann International School of Mathematics, which promotes fundamental mathematical research and education.