Robert J. Blattner (1931—2015) The UCLA Department of Mathematics lost a distinguished member of its faculty with the passing away on June 13, 2015, of Professor Emeritus Robert J. Blattner. He joined UCLA in 1957 and remained there till his retirement in 1992.
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.
A prodigy grows up to become one of the greatest mathematicians in the world.http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/...
Giang Thi Tra Tran's "An L1 Penalty Method for General Obstacle Problems," co-authored with Drs.Hayden Schaeffer, William M.
Three UCLA Mathematics graduate students received NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF): Damek Davis (to UCLA); Brent Nelson (to UC Berkeley); and Christopher Scaduto (to Brandeis University).