# Month: March 2016

# Professor Gordina awarded Simons Fellowship

Professor Maria Gordina has been awarded the prestigious Simons Fellowship, one of only forty mathematicians in North America to receive the award this year. The Fellowship enables research leaves by providing time away from classroom teaching and academic administration. Professor Gordina will use the award to work on several projects while visiting her collaborators in the US and in Europe. In particular, she will combine a stay at Bielefeld University in Germany with a trip to the Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics to attend the workshop Heat Kernels, Stochastic Processes and Functional Inequalities, of which she is a co-organizer. Professor Gordina’s projects during 2015-2016 will include work on on singular stochastic differential equations and structure theory of the energy representation of path groups with values in compact groups.

For more information, see the article about Professor Gordina in UConn Today.

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# 2016 Annual Calculus Competition

The annual Calculus Competition will be held 6:30-8:00 p.m. Tuesday 22 March 2016 in room 203 of the Mathematical Sciences Building. Cash and book prizes will be awarded in three categories: Beginner (roughly, through first-year calculus), Intermediate (roughly, through multivariable calculus, beginning differential equations, and beginning linear algebra), and Over-all. All UConn undergraduates, and pre-college students taking math courses AT UCONN (not co-op courses in high school), are eligible to

participate. Participants should register by Monday 21 March, either on the sheet outside the Reception Office (MSB 102) or (better) by email to Prof. S. J. Sidney; if you register by email, give your name, phone number, email address, and the numbers of UConn math courses you are taking now, with instructor names for multi-section courses. Participants should arrive at the competition by 6:20 the evening of the exam. Questions may be addressed to Prof. Sidney.