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Alain Goriely, Professor of Mathematical Modelling at the University of Oxford, giving public lecture
  Alain Goriely is the Professor of Mathematical Modelling at the University of Oxford. He is an applied mathematician with broad interests in mathematics, science, and engineering. Known for his originality and creativity,his research includes the mathematics of biological growth; the modelling of new photovoltaic devices; the foundations of mechanics; and the development of new mathematical methods. Recently, he has been exploring the many mysteries of the human brain.

Stanford Mathematics Students Receive Honorable Mentions in 29th Annual Alice T. Schafer Prize for Undergraduate Mathematics
  Nitya Mani and Nina Zubrilina have been recognized by The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) as Honorable Mentions in the 29th Annual Alice T. Schafer Prize for Undergraduate Mathematics. These awards recognize and celebrate the work of undergraduate women in mathematics and will be presented at the AWM Reception and Awards Presentation at the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, MD.   More information about the Alice T.

Kati Velcheva selected as a Ric Weiland Graduate Fellow in the Humanities & Sciences
Congratulations to Kati Velcheva who has been selected as a Ric Weiland Graduate Fellow in the Humanities & Sciences. These awards are made to outstanding doctoral candidates in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and statistics. Weiland Fellows receive grants for field work, conference travel, books, and other research needs. In addition, semiannual gatherings bring together Weiland-supported faculty and students across campus. These fellowships are made possible by the generosity of one of Stanford’s very distinguished alums: the late Ric Weiland.

Professor Richard Taylor appointed to a Distinguished Professorship
Stanford Mathematics Professor Richard Taylor was appointed as the new Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences. An endowed chair is the highest honor the university can bestow upon a faculty member. Professor Taylor recently joined the Mathematics Department in July 2018. He is a leader in the field of number theory, specifically Galois representations, automorphic forms, and Shimura variations. Professor Taylor and his collaborators have been instrumental in developing powerful new techniques for use in solving longstanding problems in the discipline.


Stanford University, sponsored by Continuing Studies, is hosting this year’s A Celebration of Mind event on October 20 at 7:30pm at the CEMEX Auditorium. A Celebration of the Mind brings together an artist, a magician, and a mathematician  to “provoke the pleasures of perception and illusion, all in the spirit of [Martin] Gardner.” This year’s contributors are Alexa Meade, artist, Mark Mitton, magician, and Henry Segerman, mathematician.

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