Former IPAM Director and UCLA Professor of Mathematics Russel (Russ) Caflisch is one of 100 new members to be elected into the National Academy of Sciences in 2019.

Dr. Charles (Chuck) J. Stone passed away on April 16, 2019. Chuck received his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1961 under the direction of Samuel Karlin, and he joined the UCLA Department of Mathematics faculty in 1964.

Recent graduate Danh (Danny) Nguyen Luu has been named the sole winner of the 2018 Sacks Prize by the International Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL). The Sacks Prize is awarded for the best dissertation of the year in logic.

A key element in the UCLA team’s system is its ability to consistently generate water droplets of the same size and constant flowing speed. These water beads enable the system to effectively capture water vapor, without causing significant pressure drop, and hence fan power consumption.

UCLA mathematics professor Stan Osher, Cognitech Inc CEO Leonid Rudin and then PhD student Emad Fatemi, now sadly deceased, created a numerical algorithm that was instrumental in reconstructing the cleaned up image of the black hole captured in April 2017.