|Dr. Hao Huang presents a proof of the Sensitivity Conjecture|
|Published Date: 2019-07-10|
Assistant Professor Hao Huang will present a proof of the Sensitivity Conjecture during the International Conference on Random Structures and Algorithms, set for Zurich, Switzerland, July 15-19, 2019.
“I’ve been attacking this problem off and on since 2012,” Huang says, “but the key idea emerged for me just about a week ago. I finally identified the right tool to solve it.”
Dr. Huang posted the proof on his home page and it soon generated buzz among mathematicians and computer scientists on social media, who have praised its remarkable conciseness and simplicity.
Read the full story: Emory New Center
|Ono and Collaborators Announce Theorem on The Riemann Hypothesis|
|Published Date: 2019-05-23|
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA today published an important finding on the Riemann Hypothesis and related problems. Professor of Mathematics at Emory University, Ken Ono, in joint work with Don Zagier, and Ken’s former students Michael Griffin and Larry Rolen, have proved a large chunk of a criterion which implies the Riemann Hypothesis, perhaps the most famous open problem in mathematics. Their work provides a framework for studying the famous problem, and their method has already solved open problems in other areas of mathematics.
Here is a news story on their achievement: https://www.google.com/amp/s/phys.org/news/2019-05-mathematicians-revive-abandoned-approach-riemann.amp
Fields Medalist Enrico Bombieri wrote a commentary in PNAS explaining the significance of this work in his article "New progress on the zeta function: From old conjectures to a major breakthrough”.
|Emory Students Selected as Outstanding Winners in 2019 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling|
|Published Date: 2019-04-24|
The Department of Mathematics congratulates undergraduate students Emily Rexer, Esteban Ramos, and Ishan Saran, who were selected as Outstanding Winners in the 2019 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM). The team's mathematical model for performing a cost-benefit analysis of land use development projects was among the top 8 submissions of 4,852 teams working on that problem!
We also congratulate Lingxin Cheng, Xinman Zhang, and Isabella Cao who achieved the status of Successful Participants. The MCM/ICM contest takes place at the beginning of the Spring semester each year. Teams at Emory are organized and mentored by Computer Science Professor Avani Wildani and Mathematics Professor Lars Ruthotto.
|Manuela Manetta explores unique collaboration between Math and Dance|
|Published Date: 2019-04-22|
Dr. Manuela Manetta teaches a new innovative course with Dance Professor Lori Teague. The course, Exploring Differential Equations through the Body, is intended to explore and experiment with authentic movement choices from dance in order to understand mathematical concepts. Topics include center of gravity, counter tension, balancing and falling, resiliency and friction, use of space, and dynamics. For more information, see https://mannalela.wixsite.com/manuela-manetta/mathmovement.
|Evans Hall Lecture and Award Ceremony - April 25, 2019|
|Published Date: 2019-04-03|
The Department of Mathematics & The Department of Computer Science at Emory University are pleased to announce the Annual Evans Hall Lecture and Award Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in the Math and Science Center Building. This year’s invited speaker for the Evans Hall Lecture is Dr. Mili Shah, a former Emory MS/BS student in Mathematics.
The Evans/Hall Lecture honors graduate and undergraduate students in the departments and recognizes outstanding accomplishments via the Trevor Evans Award, Deborah Jackson Award, Marshal Hall Award, Research Awards, and Departmental Awards.
Date: April 25, 2019
Location: E208, MSC
4:00 PM - Lecture and Award Ceremony in Room E208, MSC
5:30 PM - Reception in the Atrium/Lobby, MSC (vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options)
|Alessandro Veneziani wins Emory Technology Transfer Award|
|Published Date: 2019-04-03|
Dr. Alessandro Veneziani’s contribution to the development of vascular diagnostic software now licensed to Covanos, was honored with Emory University’s Licensing Deal of 2018. The award was presented at the Emory Office of Technology Transfer annual "Celebration of Technology and Innovation". For more details on the project see https://news.emory.edu/stories/2019/03/ott_celebration_2019/index.html and https://news.emory.edu/stories/2018/10/shear_stress_cardiology/index.html.
|Robert Schneider and Ken Ono profiled on NPR’s “Undiscovered"|
|Published Date: 2018-10-09|
The October 8, 2018 episode of the NPR radio show “Undiscovered” was about recent Emory math PhD Robert Schneider and his advisor Ken Ono. The episode entitled “The Infinite God” is about how Robert transitioned from indie rocker, producing landmark records and fronting his band, The Apples in Stereo, to the world of abstract mathematics. Listen here: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/guest-episode-infinite-god.