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1.24 million for Cologne mathematician
Cologne mathematician Professor Dr. Kathrin Bringmann has been awarded the European Research Council starting grant. (2013-06-25)

Computer models shed new light on sickle cell crisis
Sickle cell crisis, a painful blood blockage common in people with sickle cell disease, isn't just about sickle-shaped red blood cells that block capillaries. According to computer models developed by Brown University researchers, a second, stickier kind of red blood cell starts the obstruction, making it difficult for sickle cells to flow past. (2013-06-24)

Northwestern researchers examine mechanical bases for the emergence of undulatory swimmers
How do fish swim? It is a simple question, but there is no simple answer. Northwestern University researchers gleaned insight into the mechanical properties that allow them to perform their seemingly complex movements. (2013-06-24)

Tyrone Duncan to be awarded SIAM's W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize
The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics, first awarded in 1994, recognizes outstanding work in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory. The 2013 Reid Prize goes to Tyrone Duncan, a professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas, for his fundamental contributions to nonlinear filtering, stochastic control, and the relation between probability and geometry. (2013-06-19)

Lexing Ying to receive SIAM's James H. Wilkinson Prize
Stanford University's Lexing Ying will receive the 2013 James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing. (2013-06-19)

Margaret Cheney to deliver the AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture
The Association for Women in Mathematics and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics are pleased to announce Margaret Cheney of Colorado State University and Naval Postgraduate School as the 2013 AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer. (2013-06-19)

Stanley Osher delivers the John von Neumann Lecture
Stanley Osher of University of California, Los Angeles, is awarded the 2013 John von Neumann Lecture in recognition of his extraordinarily influential and wide-ranging contributions to the computational sciences and engineering. (2013-06-19)

Pendulum swings back on 350-year-old mathematical mystery
A 350-year-old mathematical mystery could lead toward a better understanding of medical conditions like epilepsy or even the behavior of predator-prey systems in the wild, University of Pittsburgh researchers report. (2013-06-10)

Spooky action put to order
A property known as (2013-06-06)

UH receives $1 million endowment to train math, science teachers
A $1 million endowment funded by the ExxonMobil Corporation will help the University of Houston teachHOUSTON program continue training the next generation of secondary science and math teachers. The endowment is part of a matching program coordinated through the National Math and Science Initiative. A partnership between UH's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the College of Education, this teacher-preparation program is changing the way science and math teachers are trained. (2013-06-06)

IOP Publishing and The Japan Society of Applied Physics announce 5 year publishing agreement
IOP Publishing and The Japan Society of Applied Physics have today announced a five year agreement for the publication of Applied Physics Express and The Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. These titles are English language journals currently self-published by The Japan Society of Applied Physics. (2013-06-05)

Surges in latent infections: Mathematical analysis of viral blips
In a paper titled (2013-05-31)

Mathematical models to better combat HIV
In a paper titled (2013-05-31)

Jackson Laboratory wins AAAS award for computational biology educational module
A Jackson Laboratory Internet-based educational program in computational biology has won the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. (2013-05-30)

Springer to collaborate with renowned mathematical institutions in Vietnam
Starting in 2013, Springer will publish two prestigious mathematics journals from Vietnam, Acta Mathematica Vietnamica and the Vietnam Journal of Mathematics. Both journals, established publications in their field, will be available electronically on SpringerLink and in print. (2013-05-29)

More at-risk bird species in Brazilian forest than previously thought
In a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, a team of researchers led by NJIT associate professor Gareth Russell has applied a novel method for linking large-scale habitat fragmentation to population sustainability. (2013-05-29)

New book: Philosophy makes better mathematicians
Does mathematics consist of absolute truths, and are mathematical results always indisputable? Most people would probably respond yes without thinking twice, but the answer is actually also in part no. Mathematics can also be approached from a philosophical angle -- and it is important to do so. Otherwise, we cannot ask the big, important questions in life, writes University of Southern Denmark-scientist in a new book. (2013-05-28)

Einstein's 'spooky action' common in large quantum systems
A mathematician at Case Western Reserve University and two of his recent PhD graduates show entanglement -- what Einstein termed (2013-05-28)

Researchers explain magnetic field misbehavior in solar flares
When a solar flare erupts from the sun, its magnetic fields sometime break a widely accepted rule of physics. Why? Now we know. (2013-05-22)

First Atlanta Science Festival set for 2014
Atlanta residents of all ages will celebrate the science and technology of the region and its impact on our daily lives during the inaugural Atlanta Science Festival, March 22-29, 2014. With scientists, engineers and educators from local museums, corporations, K-12 schools and universities, the festival will host more than 40 different events for children and adults at venues across the city. (2013-05-17)

Mathematicians analyze social divisions using cell phone data
Human society fractures along lines defined by politics, religion, ethnicity, and perhaps most fundamentally, language. Although these differences contribute to the great variety of human lives, the partitions they create can lead to conflict and strife, impeding efforts toward social justice and economic development. David Meyer, a mathematician at UC San Diego, has developed a new way of understanding how characteristics like ethnicity and religion coincide to define communities and ultimately influence our actions. (2013-05-16)

Clemson receives $5M for alliance to increase African-Americans in computer sciences
The National Science Foundation has awarded Clemson University a $5 million grant to launch the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences. (2013-05-16)

Can math models of gaming strategies be used to detect terrorism networks?
In a paper published in the SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics last month, authors Anthony Bonato, Dieter Mitsche, and Pawel Pralat describe a mathematical model to disrupt flow of information in a complex real-world network, such as a terrorist organization, using minimal resources. (2013-05-16)

Fast and painless way to better mental arithmetic? Yes, there might actually be a way
In the future, if you want to improve your ability to manipulate numbers in your head, you might just plug yourself in. So say researchers who report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 16 on studies of a harmless form of brain stimulation applied to an area known to be important for math ability. (2013-05-16)

50 million Swiss francs to Institute for Theoretical Studies
ETH Zurich is setting up a new Institute for Theoretical Studies which will offer sabbatical placements to top academics from all over the world. This has been made possible thanks to two outstandingly generous donations made by ETH alumnus Max Rössler and the Walter Haefner Foundation, each of whom have pledged 25 million Swiss francs to ETH Zurich Foundation. (2013-05-15)

Ognjen Miljanic first from UH to be selected a Cottrell Scholar
Ognjen Miljanic, assistant professor of chemistry, is the first University of Houston faculty member to be selected as a 2013 Cottrell Scholar. Miljanic is this year's only recipient from Texas. His research aims to better imitate nature's ability to manufacture many of the molecules necessary for life. (2013-05-14)

Australian statistician elected Fellow of the Royal Society
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Professor Terry Speed has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the UK's national academy promoting excellence in science. (2013-05-09)

Study finds that bacteria organize according to 'rich-get-richer' principle
Like pioneers in search of a better life, bacteria on a surface wander around and often organize into highly resilient communities, known as biofilms. It turns out that a lucky few bacteria become the elite cells that start the colonies, and they organize in a rich-get-richer pattern similar to the distribution of wealth in the US economy, according to a new study in Nature by researchers at UCLA, Northwestern University and the University of Washington. (2013-05-09)

Heady mathematics
Two UC Berkeley applied mathematicians have found a way to mathematically describe the evolution and disappearance of a foam. Using these equations, they were able to generate a movie that shows the complex draining, popping and rearrangement of these bubbles as the foam vanishes. (2013-05-09)

A trick to fold proteins more quickly
A team of researchers of the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste and of University of Cambridge have devised a method to reduce the time used to simulate how proteins take on their signature three-dimensional shape. Such important information to comprehend their function is usually obtained using often very costly experimental techniques. (2013-05-08)

Lucky bacteria strike it rich during formation of treatment-resistant colonies
Like pioneers in search of a better life, bacteria on a surface wander around and often organize into highly resilient communities, known as biofilms. It turns out that a lucky few bacteria become the elite cells that start the colonies, and they organize in a rich-get-richer pattern similar to the distribution of wealth in the US economy, according to a new study by researchers at UCLA, Northwestern University and the University of Washington. (2013-05-08)

NSF chooses US students to participate in Joint Science Education Program in Greenland
The National Science Foundation has selected five high-school students from as many states nationwide to deploy to the Arctic this summer as part of a science-education and cultural-exchange program with their peers from Denmark and Greenland. (2013-05-08)

Strides in math education, community outreach add up to Piper honor
An ardent supporter of mathematics education at the university, high school and middle school levels, University of Houston professor Jeffrey J. Morgan has been selected a 2013 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. He will receive a $5,000 honorarium for his superior college-level teaching and will be recognized by UH President Renu Khator during a 6 p.m. ceremony May 8. (2013-05-02)

Finding a sensible balance for natural hazard mitigation with mathematical models
Uncertainty issues are paramount in assessing risks posed by natural hazards and in developing strategies to alleviate their consequences. In a paper published last month in the SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification, the father-son team of Jerome and Seth Stein describe a model that estimates the balance between costs and benefits of mitigation following natural disasters, as well as rebuilding defenses in their aftermath. (2013-04-30)

High performance semiconductor spray paint could be a game changer for organic electronics
Researchers at Wake Forest University's Organic Electronics group have come up with a novel solution to one of the biggest technological barriers facing the organic semiconductor industry today. Oana Jurchescu, an assistant professor of physics, and a team of researchers developed a high performance organic semiconductor 'spray paint' that can be applied to large surface areas without losing electric conductivity. (2013-04-25)

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics honored for achievements
The Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM) has been chosen to receive the (2013-04-15)

UT Arlington Math Department wins national honor for exemplary Ph.D. program
The American Mathematical Society has named The University of Texas at Arlington the winner of its 2013 AMS Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department. The award honors the mathematics department at UT Arlington as a model of excellence among the group's 570 member institutions. The Society recognized the UT Arlington mathematics department for doubling the size of its doctoral program over five years. (2013-04-15)

Math Department at University of Texas Arlington receives AMS national award
The Mathematics Department at the University of Texas at Arlington is the 2013 recipient of the AMS Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department, the American Mathematical Society announced today. The UT Arlington department is honored for making (2013-04-15)

The mathematical method for simulating the evolution of the solar system has been improved
In order to improve a simulation designed to study the evolution of the solar system through time, numerical mathematical methods have been developed at the Computing Faculty of the University of the Basque Country. Specifically, the methods proposed enable the simulation calculations to be done faster and more accurately. (2013-04-11)

Fracking: Challenges and opportunities
A technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive? That's the question a panel of experts will explore at the Technology and Society Forum session on fracking April 10, 2013 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. The NJIT Technology and Society Forum is free and open to the public. (2013-04-03)

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