Jul 01 2011, 9:57 am
The departments of mathematics at UCLA, UC Irvine and Caltech were jointly awarded a major Research Training Group (RTG) grant in mathematical logic by the National Science Foundation. UCLA Mathematics will receive $1.1 million of the $2 million grant over five years.
Professor Emeritus Barrett O'Neill died on June 16, 2011, at age 87. O'Neill joined the department in 1951, directly from MIT, where he had just received his PhD under the direction of Witold Hurewicz.
Jun 10 2011, 10:01 am
“The Split Bregman Method for L1-Regularized Problems” (SIAM J. Imaging Sci. 2: 323-43, 2009) authored by UCLA Math Professor Stanley Osher and then PhD student Tom Goldstein has been identified by Thomson Reuters Essential Science IndicatorsSM as a featured New Hot Paper in the field of computer science.
UCLA Mathematics Professor Chandrashekhar Khare and his collaborator Jean-Pierre Wintenberger were awarded the 2011 Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Number Theory by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for their remarkable proof of Serre's modularity conjecture.
Professor Greg Hjorth died of a heart attack in his birth city of Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 13. He was 47. Hjorth was recognized as a young chess whiz in his primary school years. He quickly advanced to tournament chess, becoming joint Commonwealth Champion in 1983 and earning his International Master title in 1984.