• James Owings and Adam Kleppner

    The mathematics department mourns the recent passing of two of our Professors Emerti: Jim Owings and Adam Kleppner. James Claggett Owings, Jr. received his PhD in recursion theory at Cornell in 1966, under the direction of Gerald Sacks.  For many years, Jim was one of the leaders of the Maryland Read More
  • Network of Minorities in Mathematical Sciences Honoree

    Congratulations to our alumna Kimberly Sellers, Mathematics BS 1994, MA 1998, for being recognized for her professional achievements as a 2018 Honoree by the Network of Minorities in Mathematical Sciences. Read more about her here.  Read More
  • Upcoming Conferences

    We would like to draw your attention to several exciting conferences coming up in the Mathematics Department: February Fourier Talks - Thursday, February 15 - Friday, February 16, 2018 Geometry Week - Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16, 2018 Spring Dynamics Conference - Wednesday, April 4 - Sunday, April 8, 2018 Read More
  • Two Math Faculty to Speak at ICM

    Congratulations to faculty members Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin and Xuhua He who have been selected as invited speakers at the International Congress of Mathematics in Rio de Janeiro in 2018.   P.-E. Jabin is speaking in the areas of Partial Differential Equations (section 10) and Mathematics in Science and Technology (section 17).  X. Read More
  • Promotions and New Faculty

    We hired four assistant professors, three effective summer of 2017 and one effective summer of 2018.  One of them is Tamas Darvas, who has already been here for a while as a research associate.  The second is Lise-Marie Imbert-Gérard, coming from the Courant Institute at NYU.  The third is Rodrigo Trevino, who is Read More
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Spring 2018

RITs ("Research Interaction Teams") are informal groups designed to foster interaction between faculty, students, and postdocs, and to get students interested in current research. Most of them meet as informal seminars with active student participation (and in many cases, student organization as well).  In addition to the RITs, there are several student seminars which are run by students for students.

  • RIT on Applied Partial Differential Equations
    • Organizers: Jacob Bedrossian, Maria Cameron, Sandra Cerrai, Manoussos Grillakis, Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin, Dave Levermore, Doron Levy, Matei Machedon, Dionisios Margetis, Antoine Mellet, Eitan Tadmor (lead organizers in bold)
    • Meeting Time: 3:00pm - 3:50pm Mondays
    • Location: MTH 1311.
    • Description: We will study mathematical aspects of applied partial differential equations. These might include well-posedness, long-time behavior, attractor dynamics, stability of coherent structures, asymptotic limits, and the relationship between chaos and stochasticity. However the best description is the list of talks given on the website.
  • RIT on Statistics
    • Organizers: Paul Smith, and Tingni Sun
    • Meeting Time: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30, MTH 1313
    • Prerequisites: a basic knowledge of statistics
  • RIT on Fractional PDEs
  • RIT on Analysis of Complex Networks
  • RIT on Iwasawa Theory
    • Organizer: Larry Washington
    • Meeting Time: Mondays 3:00-4:00 PM in room MTH 1308, starting Sept. 11
  • RIT on Quantum Information
    • Organizers: Brad Lackey, Carl Miller
    • Meeting Time: Mondays 4:15-5:15 in Atlantic Bldg. 3100A (Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science)
    • Description: This research-interaction seminar focuses on mathematical aspects of quantum information, with a view towards quantum foundations, quantum cryptography, quantum computing, and other topics in theoretical physics. The current semester will focus on nonlocal games and Bell inequalities as a central topic, but may include other topics suggested by participants.
  • RIT on Geometry and Physics
    • Organizers: Jonathan Rosenberg (Math), Richard Wentworth (Math), Tristan Hubsch (Howard and UMD, Physics)
    • Meeting Time: Thursdays at 3:30 PM, room PHY 1117, starting Sept. 7.
    • Description: This interdisciplinary RIT will aim to foster interactions between mathematicians and physicists on topics of mutual interest, such as supersymmetry, string theory, and gauge theory.  Please see the web page or contact one of the organizers for more details.
  • RIT on Higgs Bundles
    • Organizer: Richard Wentworth
    • Meeting Time: Fridays at 2:00, room TBA, starting September 9.
    • Description: This year's RIT may focus on parahoric structures.
  • RIT on Weather, Chaos, and Data Assimilation
    • Organizers: Kayo Ide (AOSC) and Brian Hunt (MATH).
    • Meeting Time: Mondays at 2:00 in CSS 4301, starting Sept. 12.
    • Description: We study prediction and estimation problems for nonlinear dynamical systems with main applications in (but not limited to) the atmosphere and the ocean. Emphasis is put on uncertainty quantification and reduction.
  • RIT on Applied Harmonic Aanlysis
    • Organizer: Radu Balan
    • Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM in room MATH 1311
  • RIT on Financial Mathematics
    • Organizer: Dilip Madan
    • Time: 5-6 PM Tuesdays in VMH, room 3333
  • RIT on Computational Linguistics (aka CLIP Colloquium)
    • Organizers: Doug Oard, Jimmy Lin, et al.
    • Meeting Time: Wednesdays 11AM in AVW 3258
  • Student Algebra-Number Theory Seminar
    • Organizer: Adam Lizzi
    • Meeting Time: Fridays 2:00-3:00 PM
    • Location: MTH 3206.
  • Informal Geometric Analysis Seminar
  • Cancer Modeling RIT
    • Organizers: Jim Greene and Doron Levy
    • Organizational Meeting: Wednesday September 10th, at 12:30 pm in the CSCAMM seminar room (CSIC 4122).  If you are interested and cannot attend the organizational meeting, please email Dana () and we will add you to the mailing list.  It would also be helpful to know when you are available so we can schedule the regular meeting time.
  • RIT on Optimization and Equilibrium Problems with Applications in Engineering
    • Organizer: Steven A. Gabriel, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
    • Times: 3:30-4:30 on Tuesdays, EGR 0159 Conference room.
    • Topics: We will discuss theory, applications, and algorithms for solving optimization and equilibrium problems with an emphasis on engineering applications.
  • RIT on Particle Systems
  • RIT on Air Traffic Management
    • Organizers: David Lovell and Michael Ball
    • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesdays
    • Location: AV Williams 2168
    • Description: We will study problems related to the control and management of the national air traffic system.  System concerns include safety, efficiency, performance, and fair allocation of public resources to private participants.  We develop and employ tools from discrete and continuous optimization, stochastic and deterministic queuing, and multivariate statistics.
  • RIT on Deep Learning
    • Organizers: Wojtek Czaja, Jerry Emidih, and Zeyad Emam
    • Meeting Time: Fridays 12:00 - 1:00, MTH 1311.
  • William E. Kirwan Hall, home of the Mathematics Department

    William E. Kirwan Hall, home of the Mathematics Department

  • The Experimental Geometry Lab explores the structure of low dimensional space

    The Experimental Geometry Lab explores the structure of low dimensional space

  • Maryland mathematicians help to investigate the inner workings of E_8

    Maryland mathematicians help to investigate the inner workings of E_8

  • Hyperbolic Space Tiled with Dodecahedra

    Hyperbolic Space Tiled with Dodecahedra

  • Isotropoic Gaussian random field with Matern correlation

    Isotropoic Gaussian random field with Matern correlation

  • Part of the proof of the Peter-Weyl theorem

    Part of the proof of the Peter-Weyl theorem