Department of Mathematics

University of Mississippi
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    FirstPlaceTeam2015
    The Collierville High School Mathematics Team, from Memphis, was awarded first place in the 11th University of Mississippi Math Tournament, held on October 17th, 2015.
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    The Oxford High School Mathematics Team won the second place in the 11th University of Mississippi Math Tournament.
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    Math Ph.D. student Janet Nakarmi (right) is the recipient of a Graduate Student Achievement Award from the College of Liberal Arts. Janet's work in Statistics is supervised by Prof. Hailin Sang (left).
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    Prof. Jerzy Weyman will deliver the 20th Dalrymple Lecture in Mathematics, on October 29th, 20015, at 6:00 PM, Overby Center Auditorium. The abstract of his talk can be read here. Prof. Weyman got his Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 1980. His interests span several branches of algebra: Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Representation Theory and Invariant Theory. Since 1985 until 2013 he held a position at Northeastern University in Boston. Since 2013 he is Joan and Stuart Sydney Professor of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Weyman was the recipient of the Kuratowki Prize of the Polish Mathematical Society in 1983. He was awarded the Humboldt Research Prize in 2011 and was the recipient of the Sierpiński medal in 2015.
    On Saturday, October 17th, the University of Mississippi hosted its 11th annual math tournament for high school students. 12 teams competed in the team competition, representing high schools from as far away as D’Iberville! The winning teams were from Collierville High School and from Oxford High School. 46 students took part in the individual competition. Joey He and Akaash Padmanabha from Collierville tied for first place, with a perfect score! Shawn Chao and Edward Hu from Oxford tied for second place.
    Jeremy Clark and Thái Hoàng Lê join the department as new tenure-track assistant professors, and Pengfei Zhang as new visiting assistant professor.
    Recent mathematics Ph.D. graduate Chris Schwanke has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa for the next one-to-three years. Tentative plans have been made for Chris to collaborate with Professor Emeritus Koos Grobler as well as postdoctoral fellows Miek Messerschmidt and Marten Wortel.
    Mathematics Ph.D. student Janet Nakarmi is the recipient of the 2015 Graduate Student Achievement Award from the College of Liberal Arts. She is one of only two recipients chosen from the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy.
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