Mathematics Professor Sunder Sethuraman has received an NSF grant for
the "Frontier Probability Days 2014" conference.
Frontier Probability Days 2014 is a three day conference to be held at
The University of Arizona, in Tucson, May 18 - 20, 2014. The purpose of
the meeting is to bring together leading regional and national
researchers in probability theory and its applications, graduate
students and others, to foster interactions and stimulate research
activity in this area. The format consists of 7 plenary talks and
several shorter presentations. The plenary speakers represent a spectrum
of leading work in probability and its applications. Topics of interest
for the conference include disordered and interacting systems, random
matrices, stochastic analysis and probabilistic applications to biology
and dynamical systems.
Dr. Aubrey Neihaus has received a grant from the Intel Foundation
The Institute for Mathematics and Education (IM &E) has served as the
managing agency for the Intel Math program since 2009. With the
widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
(CCSSM), the IM & E felt that it was time to edit the Intel Math program
materials to bring them into tighter alignment with the CCSSM, and
generally improve the content and professionalism of the materials. The
editing work began in the fall of 2012 and this grant through the Intel
Foundation will, in part, support the project through its completion in
the spring 2014.
Mathematics Professor Romyar Sharifi has received an NSF grant for "Conferences and Meetings: Southwest Center for Arithmetic Geometry."
The Southwest Center for Arithmetic Geometry will continue its series
of annual "Winter Schools" in 2013, 2014, 2015, with the 2013 Arizona
Winter School taking place March 9-13, 2013 at the University of Arizona
in Tucson, AZ. The Southwest Center for Arithmetic Geometry was founded
in 1997. The NSF has provided the primary support for the center since
its inception, with renewal of funding in 2002, 2006, 2009, and 2012.
The primary activity of the Southwest Center is the Arizona Winter
School (AWS), an annual meeting which has become a prominent national
event and provides high-level training and research experience for
graduate students in arithmetic geometry. The AWS is an intensive
five-day meeting, organized around a different central topic each year,
that features a set of courses by leading and emerging experts. The AWS
is not a traditional conference: the speakers organize courses of four
lectures, provide lecture notes in advance, and propose projects for
graduate students to work on during the meeting. Nightly working
sessions on these projects and on separate problem sets are run by the
speakers and postdoctoral fellows. On the last day, students present
their findings to the participants of the meeting. The result is a
particularly intense and focused five days of mathematical activity for
everyone involved. Recent Winter School topics have included Number
Theory and Dynamics, Stark-Heegner Points, and Ramification and
Geometry. The topics of upcoming Winter Schools will be guided by future
mathematical developments. Read more...
Mathematics Professor Sunder Sethuraman has received a grant from the
US Army to evaluate Scaling limits in stochastic interacting systems.
The proposed project considers various scaling limits of stochastic
processes used in the modeling of traffic, fluids, etc., which connect
microscopic behaviors to continuum descriptions. More specifically, the
space-time fluctuations of the mass density and additive functionals,
including occupations times, in interacting systems of random walks,
such as simple exclusion and zero-range models, which are 'mass
conservative' are considered.