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Math News and Events



  • Mikhail Feldman

    Mikhail Feldman named next Steenbock Professor in Mathematical Sciences

    Mikhail Feldman named next Steenbock Professor in Mathematical Sciences, taking over for Jin-Yi Cai.

  • Nigel Boston

    In Memoriam: Nigel Boston

    It is with great sadness that we post that Nigel Boston has died.  He worked for the Math Department from 2002 to 2019.  A Kudosboard on the occasion of his retirement in 2019 is filled …

  • Alumnus Mark Wilson is next editor of Notices of the AMS

    Mark Wilson (Ph.D., 1995, Passman) is the next editor-in-chief of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.  He starts a 3 year term on January 1, 2025. Link: In addition, he has a new …

  • Benedek Valko

    Benedek Valko named Vilas Associate

    Benedek Valko has been named a Vilas Associate.  The Vilas Associates Competition recognizes new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance. Recipients are chosen competitively by the divisional Research Committees on the basis …

  • Georgia Benkart

    New MSRI Conference announced inspired by work of Georgia Benkart

    Established researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in all related fields and industry are invited to the special workshop “Advances in Lie Theory, Representation Theory, and Combinatorics” at SLMath (MSRI) in Berkeley, California and online. …

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