Ken Ono stars in docudrama on an Indian mathematician
Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, stars in the flm "The genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan". (Internet movie database link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2861842/). The docudrama features well-known number theorists from around the world associated with Ramanujan's oeuvre, most notably A. Raghuram and Ken Ono. Shot at various locations in Chennai, Namakkal, Kumbakonam, Erode, and Cambridge, this documentary highlights the trajectory of Ramanujan's seminal work and its relevance today. His scientific legacy continues to grow well beyond anything that previous generations of mathematicians could have ever imagined. 2012 was declared the the "National Year of Mathematics" in India to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of the great mathematician Ramanujan. Professor Ono will be making many appearances at screenings in the next year including showings at Harvard, MIT, Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Societies.
2013 Mathematical Contest in Modeling Winners
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science wish to congratulate Tianai Sun, Heshan Liu, Xiaoyue Yuan, and Dr. Alessandro Veneziani Tianai Sun, Heshan Liu, Xiaoyue Yuan, and Dr. Alessandro Veneziani for gaining the "Meritorious Winners" prize at the 2013 Mathematical Contest in Modeling.
The contest resulted with 5, 636 teams representing institutions from fourteen countries. The 2013 MCM was primarily and online contest with teams obtaining the contest materials and downloaded the problem and data at the prescribed time through COMAPs MCM website.
Emory REU Students Excel
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Emory has has recently established a "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" (REU) program supported by the National Science Foundation. Led by Emory Professors Ken Ono and David Zureick-Brown, the REU in Number Theory has run the past two summers and produced 12 published papers.
The program will run again in 2013. Several alum of the program have garnered prestigious honors this spring, including a Bill & Melinda Gates fellowship, a William Lowell Putnam Fellowship and four NSF graduate fellowship. One honoree, Sarah Trebat-Leader (Princeton) will matriculate at Emory this Fall as a PhD student in Mathematics.
Congratulations to these outstanding students and to Professors Ono and Zureick-Brown!
Article: "Your Brain On Math" in Quadrangle Magazine
If you're like many people, when someone says "math" you think "problem." A head-scratching homework assignment maybe, or an equation on a whiteboard (or blackboard, depending on your age). Possibly a problem with a required course, if mathematics didn't happen to be your forte.
Mathematicians think about such things a little differently. And the problems they think about might surprise you.
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Olgert Denas wins First Place at the first 3MT at Emory
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science wish to congratulate Olgert Denas for his first place finish in the first 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition hosted by the Laney Graduate School. More information about 3MT can be found here.