A significant milestone for the mathematical community took place on December 21, 2000, when Tasha R. Inniss, Sherry E. Scott, and Kimberly S. Weems received their PhDs from the University of Maryland College Park.Join us twenty years later for a celebratory conversation with Dr. Inniss, Dr. Scott, and Dr. Weems as they discuss their historic graduation with their mentor and former chair of the University of Maryland Mathematics Department, Dr. Raymond Johnson, Inniss, Scott, and Weems were the first cohort of three Black female mathematicians to earn PhDs from the University of Maryland and marked the continuation of a legacy of Black women in the field whose STEM achievements helped move mathematics forward toward equitable graduate studies in mathematics. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments and talking with them about their perspectives on equity in mathematics and challenges that are still faced by mathematicians of color in higher education.

Follow the link to register for the webinar: https://ter.ps/rx8

Sponsored by the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Congratulations to the three UMD teams and their mentor, Radu Balan, for the outstanding results at the SCUDEM V 2020 challenge.
Mathematical modeling is such an important component of what science and applied mathematics is all about these days, and it is fantastic to see that Maryland is a major player in the field. 

UMD participated this year with 3 teams. All three were awarded Outstanding Awards

 Team 1132: Gnagna Seck, Marie Brodsky, Adam Levav

Team 1133: Fucheng Li, Lily Larson, James Shen

Team 1134: Naveen Raman, Clarissa Xia, Sally Zhao

 There were 130 teams who submitted videos for all 3 problems. 27 of them received an Outstanding Award, 44 received a Meritorious Award, and 59 received a Successful Award. 

All our 3 teams submitted solutions to Problem C. Out of the 35 teams who considered problem C, 12 received Outstanding Awards (including our 3 teams), 3 Meritorious Awards, and 20 were declared Successful.  

Their videos are here:

 Team 1132: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeraO9-8Qko

  Team 1133: https://youtu.be/ctFO7ZjtfLQ

Team 1134: https://youtu.be/c8Gnoxf9WT0


Congratulations again to all our teams!

Congratulations to our colleague Sergei Novikov for receiving the 2020 Russian Academy of Sciences Gold Medal.
Sergei and John Milnor will be sharing the award.

For more details about the award, follow this link: https://nauka.tass.ru/nauka/10085945

congratulate our colleague Sergey Novikov for receiving the 2020 Russian Academy of Sciences Gold Medal.
Sergey and John Milnor will be sharing the award.

See https://nauka.tass.ru/nauka/10085945 (Google translate works quite well for this page).

Xue Ke and Patrick Daniels won the 2020 James C. Alexander Prize for Graduate Research in Mathematics.
Xue Ke PhD dissertation title is “Affine Pavings of Hessenberg Ideal Fibers”. The dissertation was directed by Patrick Brosnan.
Patrick Daniels PhD dissertation title is “A Tannakian Framework for G-Displays and Rapoport-Zink Spaces”. The dissertation was directed by Tom Haines.
The Alexander Prize is awarded to a graduating student or a student that graduated within the past twelve months. The prize was endowed by a generous gift from Lawrence J. Baker (PhD 1978) a student of our emeritus colleague, Jay Alexander, with matching funds from ExxonMobil Corporation.

Congratulations toy our students!

Our Adjunct Professor, Gail Letzter, was named a Fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics.  
The AWM Fellows Program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the support and advancement of women in the mathematical sciences, consistent with the AWM mission: “to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.” Contratulations Gail!

Gail Letzer AWM Fellow


We would like to welcome Cleve Moler to our department.  Cleve is the founder and Chief Mathematician of Mathworks.  He was the driving force in the development of Matlab. He is a highly distinguished scientist, with honors including the National Academy of Engineering, the SIAM Prize for distinguished service to the profession, and the IEEE John Von Neumann Medal.

Cleve Moler