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Sundial enthusiasts help celebrate 100th birthday of Washington University sundial
Forty-five enthusiasts nationwide are meeting in St. Louis, August 7-10, to celebrate the beauty of the Earth moving around the sun for the 2008 Annual Conference of the North American Sundial Society. (2008-08-04)
Life in a bubble
Hundreds of insect species spend much of their time underwater, where food may be more plentiful. (2008-07-30)
California, Connecticut, Missouri and New Jersey students win at Chemistry Olympiad
The US Chemistry Olympiad team won one silver medal and three bronze in the just-concluded the 40th annual International Chemistry Olympiad in Budapest, Hungary, July 12-21. (2008-07-28)
Student winners of SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling present papers
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) recognized the 2007 and 2008 winners of the SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (SIAM/MCM Award) at the SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego, California where they had the opportunity to present their winning papers. (2008-07-14)
SIAM Student Paper Prize winners present solution papers at SIAM Annual Meeting
Each year, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics awards SIAM Student Paper Prizes to the most outstanding papers submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Prize Competition. (2008-07-14)
SIAM outstanding paper prize winners recognized at SIAM Annual Meeting
Each year, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics awards SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes to the authors of exceptional papers published in SIAM journals. (2008-07-14)
Improving computer memory, solar cells goal of UH chemist
A high-tech breakthrough in solar cells and flash drives may just come down to good old-fashioned pencil and paper calculations, says an award-winning young chemist at the University of Houston. (2008-07-08)
Brown University professor to be honored at SIAM Annual Meeting
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics will honor David I. (2008-06-30)
UIUC professor to be awarded SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession
On Tuesday, July 8 at its 2008 annual meeting in San Diego, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics will award the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession to Dr. (2008-06-30)
SIAM to present Richard C. DiPrima Prize for exemplary doctoral work
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics will award the Richard C. (2008-06-30)
FSU professor to receive prestigious prize in mathematics
The W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics will be awarded to Max Gunzburger on Tuesday, July 8, at the 2008 SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego. (2008-06-30)
Rutgers University professor to receive George Pólya Prize
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics has recognized Van H. (2008-06-30)
Quadrennial nonlinear analysis event honors federation founder
The 2008 World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts will meet in Orlando, Fla., July 2-9. (2008-06-26)
Pitt receives $2.5 million to simulate and analyze brain, immune system activity
In an effort to promote the application of mathematics to medical treatment, researchers in the University of Pittsburgh's department of mathematics will undertake a $2.5 million project to create models of how the brain and immune system function and change over time in response to certain illnesses, infections, and treatment. (2008-06-24)
Report on citation statistics
The report looks at citation-based statistics, such as the impact factor, from a mathematical perspective. (2008-06-11)
Where mathematics and astrophysics meet
In their article (2008-06-05)
Help for simulation-tools and stroke patients
Jörg Willems has made an important contribution to our understanding of multi-scale problems in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. (2008-05-29)
American dream becomes reality for recent UH grad
Arman Jahangiri already has lived an American dream and has more than just graduating from college to celebrate. (2008-05-27)
Weizmann Institute scientists build a better DNA molecule
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science demonstrate that a mathematical concept called recursion can be applied to constructing flawless synthetic DNA molecules. (2008-05-27)
Weizmann Institute scientists produce the first smell map
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science have created a (2008-05-27)
Daljit Ahluwalia, acclaimed math chair at NJIT, to be honored
Daljit Ahluwalia, the visionary, vibrant and long-time chair of NJIT's department of mathematical sciences, will be honored at 6:30 p.m. on May 19, 2008. (2008-05-16)
Maths plus 'geeky' images equals deterred students
Images of maths 'geeks' stop people from studying mathematics or using it in later life, shows research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. (2008-05-12)
3 million pound investment for future of science and mathematics education
Ever increasingly, the future of the UK relies on a knowledge-based economy with career opportunities in new technologies and innovative businesses rapidly replacing our more traditional industries. (2008-05-12)
Hebrew University scientists named fellows of American Academy
Two Hebrew University of Jerusalem professors have been elected as new members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. (2008-05-06)
'Discovering Patterns in Mathematics and Poetry' invites readers to make surprising connections
What do Fibonacci Numbers, the Golden Ratio and poetry have in common? (2008-04-24)
On shaky ground: UH Prof finds geological faults threaten Houston
After finding more than 300 surface faults in Harris County, a University of Houston geologist now has information that could be vitally useful to the region's builders and city planners. (2008-04-24)
BP funds scholarship for University of Houston to help fill industry ranks
A $750,000 grant from one of the world's largest energy companies, BP America, will help the University of Houston recruit and offer scholarships to students in engineering, sciences, mathematics and business. (2008-04-23)
Geometry shapes sound of music
Through the ages, the sound of music in myriad incarnations has captivated human beings and made them sing along, and as scholars have suspected for centuries, the mysterious force that shapes the melodies that catch the ear and lead the voice is none other than math. (2008-04-18)
The new shape of music
Three music professors -- Clifton Callender at Florida State University, Ian Quinn at Yale University and Dmitri Tymoczko at Princeton University -- have devised a new way of analyzing and categorizing music that takes advantage of the deep, complex mathematics they see enmeshed in its very fabric. (2008-04-17)
University of Iowa Mathematics Department receives award
The Mathematics Department at the University of Iowa is the 2008 recipient of the AMS Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department. (2008-04-14)
Günter M. Ziegler wins 2008 Communicator Award
Mathematician Günter M. Ziegler is the winner of this year's Communicator Award, granted by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany. (2008-04-11)
Journey to the center of the earth: Discovery sheds light on mantle formation
Uncovering a rare, two-billion-year-old window into the Earth's mantle, a University of Houston professor and his team have found our planet's geological history is more complex than previously thought. (2008-04-10)
NSF to bestow Waterman Award to UCLA's 'Mozart of Math'
The National Science Foundation is proud to announce that 32-year-old Terence Tao, a professor of mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles, will receive its 2008 Alan T. (2008-04-09)
Abel Prize 2008 goes to Springer author and editor Jacques Tits
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2008 to Springer editor and author Jacques Tits of the Collège de France, Paris. (2008-04-01)
Team explains 'the wallpaper problem'
Frustrated by tape that won't peel off the roll in a straight line? (2008-03-30)
Simplifying manufacture of drugs, plastics earns UH chemist top honor
Simplifying the process for forming compounds that can be used in many everyday products, such as pharmaceuticals and plastics, earned honors for a University of Houston chemist. (2008-03-24)
SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences launches
Imaging science will soon be getting more exposure as the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics launches its newest journal, SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences. (2008-03-20)
Rensselaer professor Fengyan Li awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
Fengyan Li, assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a 2008 Alfred P. (2008-03-19)
Mathematicians find new solutions to an ancient puzzle
University of Arizona mathematician Daniel J. Madden and a retired physicist, Lee W. (2008-03-14)
A fascinating look at Cambridge during the Victorian era
The 19th century was a key period in the development of the mathematical sciences in Britain. (2008-03-13)
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