Second Biannual BC-Northeastern Algebraic Geometry Conference

Fall 2015 BC-Northeastern Algebraic Geometry Conference When: September 12, 2015, 10:00AM-5:00PM Where: Northeastern University, 135 Shillman Registration: please register so that we have a headcount for coffee breaks and lunch Organized by: Ana-Maria Castravet, Dawei Chen, Qile Chen, Maksym Fedorchuk, Brian Lehmann, Emanuele Macri, and Alina Marian For more information:
September 08, 2015

Birthday Conference for Professor Egon Schulte

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Pannonia in Veszprem, Hungary has organized an International Conference on Geometry and Symmetry to celebrate the 60th birthdays of Professors Egon Schulte and Karoly Bezdek (University of Calgary). The theme of the conference (29 June – 3 July 2015) was “Geometry and Symmetry”, with emphasis on recent progress in aspects of discrete geometry to which Egon […]
September 03, 2015

Monodromy Theorems, Affine Quantum Groups, and Meromorphic Tensor Categories

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three year grant to Professor Valerio Toledano Laredo to fund his research on ”Monodromy Theorems, Affine Quantum Groups, and Meromorphic Tensor Categories”, starting in August 2015. Professor Toledano Laredo will study the relationship between the quantum groups corresponding to the plane, the sphere and the torus. These have been traditionally thought to […]
August 21, 2015

Bridge to Calculus ends on high note.

The 2015 Bridge to Calculus program ended with enthusiastic praise from participants and teachers. This year the program included a computer programming component which added a new dimension to students’ learning and preparation for calculus. Read more about this innovative and ground-breaking program at the following link:
August 11, 2015

Inverse Problems: Visibility and Invisibility

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three year grant to Professor Ting Zhou to fund her research on ”Inverse Problems: Visibility and Invisibility”, starting in July 2015. Professor Zhou will study the ways in which scattered, absorbed and transmitted waves can be used to determine the properties of a material.  ‘Inverse Problems’ refers to […]
June 23, 2015


Professor Terence Gaffney has been appointed by the Brazilian government as a Visiting Researcher for three years, starting January 2015. During this period Professor Gaffney will work with over thirty Brazilian mathematicians at seven universities, tying together researchers working in different areas of singularities throughout Brazil. Professor Gaffney has already given two weeks of lectures […]
June 19, 2015

MAA Project NExT Fellowship awarded

The Mathematical Association of America has selected Van Cat Nguyen to be a Project NExT Fellow for 2015-2016. Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program for new or recent PhD’s in the mathematical sciences, and it provides support and guidance in all aspects of an academic career. Dr. Nguyen joined the […]
June 02, 2015

Geometry and Topology of Cohomology Jump Loci

The Simons Foundation has awarded a five year grant to Professor Alexandru Suciu to fund his research on the “Geometry and Topology of Cohomology Jump Loci”, starting in September 2015. Professor Suciu is a top-cited researcher in geometric topology, and he will use this funding from the Simons Foundation to support his collaborations with other […]
May 26, 2015

Representation Theory of W-Algebras, Rational Cherednik Algebras, and Quantized Quiver Varieties

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three year grant to Professor Ivan Losev to fund his research on “Representation Theory of W-Algebras, Rational Cherednik Algebras, and Quantized Quiver Varieties”, starting in June 2015. Professor Losev and his research group will study the representation theory of various quantum algebraic structures originating in physics and having […]
May 15, 2015

National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

In Fall 2015 we will welcome Robin Walters to the Mathematics Department. Robin is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, and he has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematics, with sponsoring scientist Professor Valerio Toledano Laredo. This Fellowship provides generous research funding over a three year period, and Robin will […]
May 06, 2015

Thesis Defense Celebration

This month the department hosted a, “Thesis Defense Celebration,” for our three new graduates. Abigail Dalton Nicolas Matteo Ilya Scheidwasser We would like to congratulate them and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
April 29, 2015

75th Putnam Competition

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual contest for college students established in 1938 in memory of its namesake. Each year on the first Saturday in December, over 2000 students spend 6 hours (in two sittings) trying to solve 12 problems. This year the 75th Putnam competition was held on December 6, 2014 […]
April 14, 2015

New internship course for the MS in Applied Mathematics program

The internship course was introduced in 2014 in order to add a practical education component to the MS in Applied Math program. This optional course has been growing in popularity, and currently three students are working in part-time internship positions, ranging from investment analysis to supply chain management.  These students are earning credits for their MSAM degree and at the […]
April 09, 2015