Department of Mathematics

University of Mississippi
Announcements
Two mathematicians, Jacob Lurie (algebraic geometry) and Yitang Zhang (number theory), have been named 2014 MacArthur fellows. Recipients are chosen from a wide variety of disciplines including writing, the arts, the sciences and social sciences, the humanities, and entrepreneurship, and must demonstrate exceptional creativity and promise for important future advances. Details about the fellowship can be found here and a complete list of the 2014 MacArthur fellows can be found here
Ole Miss math professor Sandra Spiroff is one of the official visiting scholars at the University of Utah
Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, became the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics. The 2014 Fields Medal was also awarded to Artur Avila, Manjul Bhargava, and Martin Hairer. Quanta Magazine brings nice pieces about these mathematicians and their work. Terrence Tao briefly describes part of their research here
Our Graduate Student Chapter is featured on the American Mathematical Society website
Prof. Micah Milinovich has been awarded a second consecutive NSA Young Investigator Grant (2015-2017)
Samuel Lisi and Hehui Wu join the department as new assistant professors
Jeremy Clark, Maksym Derevyagin, and Ulises Fidalgo join the department as new visiting assistant professors
Recent Ph.D. graduate Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh was an invited participant in the workshop “Exciting New Faces in Analytic Number Theory” at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics in Bonn, July 2014
Math graduate student Chris Schwanke has been awarded the 2013-2014 Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award. This is the Department of Mathematics’s second consecutive win of this honor. Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh received the award for the 2012-2013 year