UCLA Mathematics Professor Russel Caflisch and Professor Emeritus Thomas Liggett join 220 national and international scientists, scholars, writers, artists and other professionals who have been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' 2012 class in recognition of preeminent contributions to their disciplines and to society a
In the December 2011 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition the UCLA team ranked 12th out of 460 institutional teams. A total of 4,440 students from 572 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada participated in the competition.
On April 4 – 6, the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA will host a three-day conference on Advances in Scientific Computing, Imaging Science and Optimization in celebration of UCLA Math Professor Stanley Osher's 70th birthday and his mathematical contributions to high resolution shock capturing schemes, the level set
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded UCLA Mathematics Assistant Professors Sebastien Roch and Marcus Roper 2012 Sloan Research Fellowships in mathematics.
Basil Gordon was born on December 23, 1931, and died 80 years later on January 12, 2012. He grew up in Baltimore and attended Johns Hopkins University where he received his master's degree in mathematics in 1953. While still an undergraduate, he spent a year in Hamburg, studying with the great algebraists Emil Artin and Ernst Witt.