Next year marks the 50th anniversary of publication of Professor Masamichi Takesaki's Springe Lecture Notes volume, "Tomita's theory of modular Hilbert algebras and its applications."

UCLA mathematics PhD student Michelle Feng has been selected for the prestigious James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.

Last week, UCLA mathematics postdocs Claudia Falcon and Hangjie Ji and PhD student Yonatan Dukler were featured in the YouTube episode, "Most People Don’t Know Wine Moves Like This" by the PBS Digital Studios channel, *Physics Girl.*

UCLA computer science and mathematics Professor Rafail Ostrovsky has been elected as a Foreign Member of Academia Europaea for the class of 2019. Professor Ostrovsky is one of the two members named within the research area of theoretical computer science, along with Professor Leslie Valiant from Harvard.

UCLA math professor Tim Austin has been awarded the 2020 New Horizons Prize for his "multiple contributions to ergodic theory, most notably the solution of the weak Pinsker conjecture." The prize is worth $100,000 and honors individuals for their early-career achievements in physics and math.