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Ono and Collaborators Announce Theorem on The Riemann Hypothesis
news Published Date: 2019-05-23
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA today published an important finding on the Riemann Hypothesis and related problems. Professor of Mathematics at Emory University, Ken Ono, in joint work with Don Zagier, and Ken’s former students Michael Griffin and Larry Rolen, have proved a large chunk of a criterion which implies the Riemann Hypothesis, perhaps the most famous open problem in mathematics. Their work provides a framework for studying the famous problem, and their method has already solved open problems in other areas of mathematics.
Here is a news story on their achievement: https://www.google.com/amp/s/phys.org/news/2019-05-mathematicians-revive-abandoned-approach-riemann.amp
Fields Medalist Enrico Bombieri wrote a commentary in PNAS explaining the significance of this work in his article "New progress on the zeta function: From old conjectures to a major breakthrough”.
Edgar Leon recognized for 30 years at Emory
news Published Date: 2019-04-26
Edgar Leon, longtime systems support specialist and now IT Manager for the Departments of Math and Computer Science, was honored at the Emory University Service Awards on April 25 2019. Edgar has been an invaluable asset to both departments since 1989 and is well known for his commitment to his job functions as well as for his collegiality. He is seen here receiving his award from Emory President Claire Sterk. Congratulations Edgar on 30 years and counting!
Emory Students Selected as Outstanding Winners in 2019 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling
news Published Date: 2019-04-24
The Department of Mathematics congratulates undergraduate students Emily Rexer, Esteban Ramos, and Ishan Saran, who were selected as Outstanding Winners in the 2019 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM). The team's mathematical model for performing a cost-benefit analysis of land use development projects was among the top 8 submissions of 4,852 teams working on that problem!

We also congratulate Lingxin Cheng, Xinman Zhang, and Isabella Cao who achieved the status of Successful Participants. The MCM/ICM contest takes place at the beginning of the Spring semester each year. Teams at Emory are organized and mentored by Computer Science Professor Avani Wildani and Mathematics Professor Lars Ruthotto.
Manuela Manetta explores unique collaboration between Math and Dance
news Published Date: 2019-04-22
Dr. Manuela Manetta teaches a new innovative course with Dance Professor Lori Teague. The course, Exploring Differential Equations through the Body, is intended to explore and experiment with authentic movement choices from dance in order to understand mathematical concepts. Topics include center of gravity, counter tension, balancing and falling, resiliency and friction, use of space, and dynamics. For more information, see https://mannalela.wixsite.com/manuela-manetta/mathmovement.
Evans Hall Lecture and Award Ceremony - April 25, 2019
news Published Date: 2019-04-03
The Department of Mathematics & The Department of Computer Science at Emory University are pleased to announce the Annual Evans Hall Lecture and Award Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in the Math and Science Center Building. This year’s invited speaker for the Evans Hall Lecture is Dr. Mili Shah, a former Emory MS/BS student in Mathematics.

The Evans/Hall Lecture honors graduate and undergraduate students in the departments and recognizes outstanding accomplishments via the Trevor Evans Award, Deborah Jackson Award, Marshal Hall Award, Research Awards, and Departmental Awards.

Date: April 25, 2019
Location: E208, MSC
4:00 PM - Lecture and Award Ceremony in Room E208, MSC
5:30 PM - Reception in the Atrium/Lobby, MSC (vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options)
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Ron Gould wins Emory Emeritus College Distinguished Faculty Award
news Published Date: 2019-04-03
Dr. Ron Gould, Goodrich C. White Professor Emeritus, was honored for significant professional contributions since his retirement in 2016, which includes completion of 3 additional PhD students, publishing 13 papers in peer reviewed journals, 13 invited talks across the country, and continuing work on 5 editorial boards.
Alessandro Veneziani wins Emory Technology Transfer Award
news Published Date: 2019-04-03
Dr. Alessandro Veneziani’s contribution to the development of vascular diagnostic software now licensed to Covanos, was honored with Emory University’s Licensing Deal of 2018. The award was presented at the Emory Office of Technology Transfer annual "Celebration of Technology and Innovation". For more details on the project see https://news.emory.edu/stories/2019/03/ott_celebration_2019/index.html and https://news.emory.edu/stories/2018/10/shear_stress_cardiology/index.html.
Department Congratulations
news Published Date: 2019-02-07
Angela Banks, Undergraduate Coordinator, successfully completed Emory’s Aspiring Leaders Program. Each year, a group of Emory professionals are selected from a competitive pool of applicants to join the Aspiring Leaders Program. Over the course of six-months, participants engage in weekly seminars covering a variety of topics to develop a greater understanding of how to apply leadership action in their professional career. The program introduces the essentials of effective leadership to equip employees with the tools and resources to step into leadership roles. The Department congratulates Angela’s commitment to excellence and professional development!
Robert Schneider and Ken Ono profiled on NPR’s “Undiscovered"
Published Date: 2018-10-09
The October 8, 2018 episode of the NPR radio show “Undiscovered” was about recent Emory math PhD Robert Schneider and his advisor Ken Ono. The episode entitled “The Infinite God” is about how Robert transitioned from indie rocker, producing landmark records and fronting his band, The Apples in Stereo, to the world of abstract mathematics. Listen here: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/guest-episode-infinite-god.
Genius Hunter Ono featured in National Geographic
news Published Date: 2018-08-06
The August National Geographic issue “The Science of Genius” highlights the work of Professor Ken Ono. The last article (pages 96-100) highlights the MacArthur Fellowship Program and Ono’s “Spirit of Ramanujan” global talent search that is funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Ono is referred to as a “Genius Hunter” who has discovered unusual talent in China, India, Kenya, Qatar, and the United States.