2009

  • Profs. Blokh, Oversteegen, Shterenberg, and Zhang recently won individual research grants from NSF. Click their names for award abstracts.
  • The Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP), a partnership among 9 local area school districts, UAB, and Birmingham-Southern College, has recently received a $2.1 million "Phase II Research" award from the National Science Foundation for providing and studying professional development for middle school mathematics teachers in the partner districts over the next 3 years. In addition, GBMP received a $300,000 supplement to support a selected group of middle school teachers in the Noyce Master Teacher Program.
  • Roger Nichols won the prize for best poster at the 16th International Congress on Mathematical Physics which was held in Prague, Czech Republic, from August 3 to 8, 2009. The prize comes with 300 Euros worth of Springer books. See Roger accepting his prize.
  • Newly minted Ph.D. Clinton Curry began a postdoc position at the prestigious SUNY, Stony Brook.
  • Catherine Case and Wendy Hopper were awarded the 2009-2010 Travis Wood Memorial Scholarship.
  • Travis G. Bryant was awarded the 2009-2010 O'Neil scholarship for a second year. Travis is a double major in mathematics and physics.
  • Graduate student Jacob Chapman won the the 2009-2010 Kauffman award for excellence in first year graduate studies.
  • Prof. Ian Knowles is a recipient of the Graduate School Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentorship.
  • Clinton Curry was chosen as the Outstanding PhD Student in the Mathematics Department and also received the Dean's Award For Outstanding Graduate Student in NS&M. Ross Ptacek and Clayton Kelleher are departmental Outstanding Master's student and Outstanding Undergraduate Student, respectively. Congratulations to all.
  • Prof. Ian Knowles has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching from the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics.
  • PhD students Clinton Curry and Ali Al-Sharadqah won first and third prize, respectively, in Session 8 of the 2009 Graduate Student Research days. Session 8 featured twelve participants.
  • Dr. Nandor Simanyi published the paper Conditional proof of the Boltzmann-Sinai ergodic hypothesis in Inventiones Mathematicae, widely considered to rank in the top 5 of all mathematical journals.