The department is sad to announce that Professor Emeritus Heinz-Otto Kreiss, passed away on Wednesday, December 16th. He died peacefully in his home without pain or anxiety. Heinz-Otto Kreiss 1930-2015
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"Terence Tao of the University of California, Los Angeles, has published a proof of the Erdős discrepancy problem, a puzzle about the properties of an infinite, random sequence of +1s and -1s.
UCLA mathematics mourns the sudden untimely death of a colleague and friend, Peter Smereka. Peter was 56 years old and a professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan since 1994. He received his PhD from UCSB and spent three years at UCLA (1991-1994) as a postdoc, with Stan Osher and Russ Caflisch as his advisors.