Irina Mitrea is a recipient of the 2019 Simons Fellowship. Simons Fellows and further information can be found here. Congratulations!
Our department's eight edition of the Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day took place this past Saturday and, by all measures, was a great success. The event brought together 83 middle school girls, 8 high school girls (who, under the mentoring of faculty, served as assistants and were involved in the delivery of the origami and tessellations workshops), and an enthusiastic team of mathematics faculty and students.
Please join us in thanking our group of organizers:
• Brandi Henry -- graduate student
• Rose Kaplan-Kelly -- graduate student
• Maria Lorenz -- faculty
as well as the group of faculty and graduate students who served as instructors and assistants for the program:
• Olivia Bayer
• Wanxin Chen
• Kelsey Holloway
• Cameron Jacobs
• Fatoumata Kane
• Javieris Marrero-Bello
• Anna Minasyan (former SK Day participant!)
• Chelsea Zackey
• Khánh Le
• Ruth Meadow-Macleod
• Thomas Ng
• Rebekah Palmer
• Kyle Rhoads
• Max Avener
• Edgar Bering
• Bridget Donegan - Teacher & Temple Alumn
• Meredith Hegg
• Kelli Jones
• Rebeca Lufi
• Rachel Odoroff -- Philadelphia High School for Girls
• Catherine Michini -- Philadelphia High School for Girls
Please join us in thanking faculty Maria Lorenz and Bach Nguyen and graduate students Brandi Henry and Khanh Le for running a very successful Cryptography workshop for the STEM High School Program at the Franklin Institute yesterday.
Congratulations to our colleague Vasily Dolgushev who serves as co-PI on a recent NSF grant (along with PI Dmitry Tamarkin and co-PI Boris Tsygan) supporting an Emphasis Year in Non-commutative Geometry at Northwestern University.
The signature event of this effort is the conference "Modern Trends in Non-commutative Geometry", May 20-24, 2019, Northwester University.
Congratulations to Dave Futer and Matthew Stover for their successful NSF 3-year renewal for the GSCAGT conference.
Initiated by our colleague in 2015, the Temple University Graduate Student Conference in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology has immediately become a very successful national annual research forum for graduate students in Algebra, Geometry and Topology.
Thank you to all who contribute to making this such a big success!
Vasily Dolgushev, Bach Nguyen and Dumitru Rusu recently organized and proctored the Putnam exam for our undergraduate students:
• Nhat Tran
• Chavisa Arpavoraruth
• Khoi Hoang
• Charlotte Croquette
• Destin Charles
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada, well known for its very challenging difficulty level. To see the problems our students have been working, please view here.
Professor John Paulos will deliver the keynote address for the Math for America meeting in NY before high school and community college mathematics teachers from New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, on February 7th. For more information see: https://www.mathforamerica.org/our-model-teacher-learning/seminars-events.