Adjunct Professor Emeritus Herbert B. Enderton died at his home in Santa Monica on October 22, 2010, after battling leukemia for nearly a year. Enderton received his PhD in mathematics in 1962 at Harvard University under the supervision of Hilary Putnam.
On November 11 - 12, the department will host a two-day conference on Motives and Modular Forms in celebration of UCLA Math Professor Don Blasius' 60th birthday and his mathematical contributions. Themes will include modular forms, motives, Galois representations, and L-functions.
The department's "California Research Training Program in Computational and Applied Mathematics" proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) was ranked at the top of 35 mathematical sciences workforce proposals and funded at the level of $2 million over five years.
The Infosys Science Foundation named UCLA Mathematics Professor Chandrashekhar Khare the winner of the Infosys Prize 2010 in mathematical sciences.
UCLA Mathematics Professor Terence Tao (with Emmanuel Candès, Stanford) has been named the recipient of the 2010 George Pólya Prize by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.