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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Irina Mitrea is a recipient of the 2019 Simons Fellowship. Simons Fellows and further information can be found here. Congratulations!
Graduate student James Rosado will attend the 4th NIH Brain Initiative Summer Course on Models and Neurobiology at the University of Missouri this July. For more information, click here.
Mihaela Ignatova has been awarded the 2019 Association for Women in Mathematics Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis. The purpose of the award is to highlight exceptional research in analysis by a woman early in her career.
Please join the department in congratulating all who have made the 2019 edition of the Philadelphia Undergraduate Mathematics Conference a tremendous success! The conference was held on Saturday, March 31, 2019. With over 80 participants from more than 7 higher education institutions in the area, the conference hosted plenary lectures, student talks, a poster session and a professional development panel.
Special thanks go to the Temple team of faculty and students!
• Maria Lorenz - faculty
• Charles Osborne - faculty
• Jeromy Sivek - faculty
• Najmeh Salehi - graduate student
• Yilin Wu - graduate student
• Sue Varnum
• Samuel Taylor
• Chavisa Arpavoraruth
• Sarah Hafer
• Aidan Lorenz
• Terrel Nowlin
• Kateryna Osadchuk
• Eric Albers
• Joseph Franks
• Phong Ha
• Matthew Wynne
Faculty Mentors for Student Posters/Talks
• Charles Osborne
• Durgesh Sinha
• Jeromy Sivek
• Daniel Szyld
Professional Development Panel
• David Futer
• Kateryna Osadchuk
Congratulations to our mathematics majors receiving departmental, college, and university awards this Spring!
F.J. and H.C. Sholomskas Awards for Outstanding Students:
Phyllis Zayon Steinberg Memorial Award in Mathematics:
Orin Chen Most Promising Mathematics Major Award:
Donald and Annette Baird Family Award:
CIS Department Award For Outstanding Achievement:
Scott Hibbs Future of Computing Award:
Congratulations to all the departmental teaching and service winners for this academic year:
• Excellence in Service Award for Undergraduate Students: Sujay Rajkumar
• Excellence in Service Award for Graduate Students: Khanh Le and Rebekah Palmer
• Excellence in Teaching Award by a Graduate Student: James Rosado
• Excellence in Teaching Award by a Postdoctoral Fellow: Edgar Bering
• Excellence in Teaching by an Adjunct Faculty: Rebeca Lufi
• Excellence in Teaching by an NTT Faculty: Kelli Jones and Jeromy Sivek
• Excellence in Teaching by a TT Faculty: Georgia Triantafillou
The Excellence in Service Award for Undergraduate Students has been made possible through a generous donation honoring the memory of former colleague Professor Manoj Raghunandanan.
Thank you for all the work you do on behalf of our students!
Professor Martin Lorenz was recently selected for a Von Neumann Visiting Professorship at TU Munich for the Summer of 2020.
The Von Neumann Visiting Professorship, funded by the Bavarian ministry of Science, Research, and Art, is awarded to outstanding researchers in the Mathematical Sciences.
Professor Seibold's research is featured in the Saturday Evening Post. To read more, please visit this web page.
Thomas Ng has been selected as recipient of the 2019 Award for Outstanding Research by a Graduate Student of the College of Science and Technology (CST). Rabie Ramadan has been selected as recipient of the 2019 Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student of CST.