2008-2009 News

distance learning

Distance Learning Coming for Financial Mathematics Program

August 13, 2009 - Starting in the 2010-2011 academic year, the Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) program will be making four of its courses available through distance learning.

Number Theory and Special Function Conference for Dennis Stanton

August 10, 2009 - An International Conference on Number Theory and Special Functions, in honor of the 60th birthday of Professor Dennis Stanton, will be held at Georgia Southern University, March 14-16, 2011.

S^4 Conference to Honor Willard Miller in 2010

July 25, 2009 - The S4 Conference, on Symmetry, Separation, Super-integrability and Special Functions, in honor of Professor Willard Miller, Jr. on the occasion of his retirement, will be held at the University of Minnesota, September 17-19, 2010.

Kathrin Bringmann Awarded Krupp Prize

July 7, 2009 - Assistant Professor Kathrin Bringmann has been awarded the prestigious Krupp Prize for Young Professors. The one million Euro prize, for a five-year period, is awarded by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation. Kathrin's research area is in number theory and combinatorics, and she is the third mathematician to win the annual prize since its inception in 1986.

Igor Pak Moves to UCLA

June 23, 2009 - Associate Professor Igor Pak has resigned his position at the University of Minnesota to accept a professorship at UCLA. Igor's research area is in combinatorics and discrete mathematics. The Department wishes Igor the best of luck in this new stage of his career.

Duane Nykamp promoted to Associate Professor

May 13, 2009 - Assistant Professor Duane Nykamp was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Duane's research area is mathematical neuroscience.