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Shou Receives Fellowship for Studies in Germany

06/09/2016

## Shou Receives Fellowship for Studies in Germany

Lorinda Dajose

Senior Laura Shou has received a Graduate Study Scholarship to pursue a master's degree in Germany.

Ooguri Receives Chunichi Award

05/11/2016

## Ooguri Receives Chunichi Award

Robert Perkins

Hirosi Ooguri, the Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics and founding director of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, will be the 2016 recipient of the Chunichi Cultural Award.

In Memoriam: Tom M. Apostol

05/09/2016

## In Memoriam: Tom M. Apostol

Lorinda Dajose

Tom M. Apostol, professor of mathematics, emeritus, passed away on May 8, 2016. He was 92.

Simon Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

11/12/2015

## Simon Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Kathy Svitil

The mathematics and theoretical physics professor has been awarded the 2016 Leroy Steele Prize by the American Mathematical Society.

Katz Receives Prestigious Award for Mathematics

07/02/2015

## Katz Receives Prestigious Award for Mathematics

Lorinda Dajose

Caltech professor of mathematics Nets Katz has received the 2015 Clay Research Award from the Clay Mathematics Institute. The award was given jointly to Katz and an MIT collaborator for their solution of the ErdÅ‘s distance problem and for "other joint and separate contributions to combinatorial incidence geometry."

Prime Numbers, Quantum Fields, and Donuts: An Interview with Xinwen Zhu

12/05/2014

## Prime Numbers, Quantum Fields, and Donuts: An Interview with Xinwen Zhu

Jessica Stoller-Conrad

Xinwen Zhu, associate professor of mathematics, joined the Caltech faculty in September. He tells us about himself and his work with a web of mathematical conjectures called the Langlands program.

Using Simulation and Optimization to Cut Wait Times for Voters

11/03/2014

## Using Simulation and Optimization to Cut Wait Times for Voters

Jessica Stoller-Conrad

By developing a tool to help better prepare polling places, Caltech sophomore Sean McKenna is hoping to minimize the amount of time we spend in line at the polls.

Mathematician Elected to Royal Society

05/01/2014

## Mathematician Elected to Royal Society

Kimm Fesenmaier

Vladimir Markovic, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at Caltech, has been named a fellow of Great Britain's Royal Society. Markovic's election brings to seven the number of fellows and foreign members of the Royal Society currently on the Caltech faculty.

Hyperbolic Homogeneous Polynomials, Oh My!

04/18/2014

## Hyperbolic Homogeneous Polynomials, Oh My!

Cynthia Eller

Dinakar Ramakrishnan points out that number theory has interesting applications in both science and everyday life. "Quite often in science, you are counting..."

A Mathematical Approach to Physical Problems: An Interview with Rupert Frank

11/18/2013

## A Mathematical Approach to Physical Problems: An Interview with Rupert Frank

Kimm Fesenmaier

"I work in this area called mathematical physics. It involves taking things that we see and observe in nature and trying to explain them mathematically from first principles."