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Department News

Faculty News

  • An Huang joins the Brandeis Faculty has an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2016.  An received his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University.  He works on Algebraic Geometry with relations to Mirror Symmetry.
  • The Mathematics department welcomes Konstantin Matveev as an Instructor in Mathematics. Konstantin received his Ph.D. in 2016 from Harvard Integrable Probability and Statistical Physics.
  • Netanel Bleier will be the first Postdoctoral Instructor supported by the Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry.
  • Omer Offen, a specialist in Number Theory from the Technion Institute, Israel, will be Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics. 
  • Naghmana Tehseen and Mumtaz Hussain, both from the University of Newcastle, Australia will spend 6 months at Brandeis, supported by Endeavour Fellowships.
  • Brandeis University has named Ruth Charney as the holder of the Berenson Chair in Mathematics. The nomination recognizes Ruth’s mathematical research as well as her service to the department and to the broader mathematical community. Ruth joins a distinguished list of previous honorees: Ira Gessel, David Buchsbaum, Jerry Levine, and Teruhisa Matsusaka.
  • Professor Bong Lian is a Principal Investigator on a newly-awarded Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry.  As part of a group of leading mathematicians, Professor Lian will participate in work towards the goal of proving Homological Mirror Symmetry, a central conjecture in mathematical physics.  Read more on the Science Blog.
  • Professor Dmitry Kleinbock stars in a Youtube video (over 265,000 views, so far!) about patterns in the digits of the powers of 2. The video was recorded while Professor Kleinbock was leading a scientific program at MSRI in Berkeley. Beyond the clip shown, there is some extra footage which contains additional explanations of the interesting mathematics behind the patterns exhibited onscreen.

Graduate News

  • Jingyue Chen PhD '15 was awarded a New World Mathematics Award Silver Prize at the 2016 International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians. The prize was awarded for her PhD Thesis, Existence and Rigidity of Calabi-Yau Bundles, supervised by Professor Bong Lian.

Undergraduate News

  • Yunxiang Wan '16 was awarded the Shapiro Prize in Mathematics. The prize is given annually in memory of Professor Arnold Shapiro
  • The Brandeis Putnam team, coached by Professor Kiyoshi Igusa, placed 100th in the prestigious and difficult Putnam competition.  Congratulations to team members Kaiyue He, Brandon Shapiro, and Alex Mitchell.