The university announced today a big gift to the Math Department. The very generous gift of $27.2M was made by Michael & Eugenia Brin. The gift will endow the Brin Mathematics Research Center, establish an endowed chair, and launch a summer camp for high school students. The official university’s press release can be found at: https://today.umd.edu/umd-receives-27-2m-gift-to-support-mathematics-research-and-outreach

We very excited to report that our Putnam team ranked 8th, honorable mention, among 471 institutions in the 2023 Putnam math competition.
Our team members this year were Vincent Trang, Daniel Yuan, Omar Habibullah, and Andrew Parker.
Vincent Trang ranked 43rd and Daniel Yuan ranked 64th among 3,857 participants.

Congratulations to Tamas Darvas, Adam Kanigowski, and Yanir Rubinstein for being named Simons Fellows.

Congratulations to Dr. Doron Levy, as Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, Class of 2024 (https://www.ams.org/cgi-bin/fellows/fellows_by_year.cgi)!  Dr. Levy was elected  ``For his contributions to Mathematical Oncology and Mathematical Biology". 

Congratulations to Scott Wolpert, professor emeritus of mathematics, who was named principal investigator of a new project to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in mathematics departments. The project is funded by a $600,000 grant from the NSF, and it will provide DEI training to six representatives of math and statistics departments over two successive summers. Participants will ultimately launch DEI initiatives in their respective schools that put what they learned into practice.

Our announcement is available on the CMNS website: https://cmns.umd.edu/news-events/news/umds-scott-wolpert-lead-national-project-dei-mathematics-and-statistics 

Congratulations again, Scott!

Congratulations to Abba Gumel being featured in a new Scientific American Article.

The title is “How Mathematics Can Predict and Help Prevent the Next Pandemic” (link to the article).

What a great advertisement to Maryland. It is a great honor to have Abba as our colleagues.  

Congratulations Abba!