- 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.
Christopher Scaduto joins the department as a National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Research Fellow. He works in gauge theory, and receive his Ph. D. in 2015 from UCLA.
- Professor Dmitry Kleinbock stars in a Youtube video (over 186,000 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.
- Huy Mai '15 was awarded the Shapiro Prize in Mathematics. The prize is given annually in memory of Professor Arnold Shapiro. Huy has gone on to graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Brandeis Putnam team, coached by Professor Kiyoshi Igusa, placed 31st in the prestigious and difficult Putnam competition. Congratulations to team members P. J. Apruzzese, Wei Zhong Goh, and Yunxiang Wan!