May 27 2014, 12:03 pm
Bob was born on May 25, 1922 in Soroki, Bessarabia, Romania (present day Soroca, Moldavia) and came to settle in Canada with his parents when he was still very young. He was a student of Richard Brauer in Toronto, receiving his Ph. D in 1948 before joining UCLA in 1948 where he stayed till the end. . .
Applied Mathematics Professor, Marcus Roper, was awarded an NSF CAREER award for his research, 'Myco-fluidics - Mathematics at the Interface of fluid dynamics and fungal biology." This project combines mathematical modeling and physical experiments to study the dispersal and growth of fungi.
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The National Science Board (NSB) announced that mathematician Richard Tapia, a leader in mentoring minorities in science, engineering and mathematics fields, is the 2014 recipient of its Vannevar Bush Award.
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