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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 Erdős 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."
Reducing Coincidence with Mathematics: An Interview with Nets Katz
10/17/2013

Reducing Coincidence with Mathematics: An Interview with Nets Katz

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, Nets Katz began pursuing mathematics at an early age, earning a bachelor's degree at the age of 17 and a doctorate at 20. He joined the faculty at Caltech in January 2013.
Notes from the Back Row: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"
05/10/2013

Notes from the Back Row: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"

Douglas Smith
John Preskill, the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, is hooked on quanta.
Bruno Named SIAM Fellow
04/23/2013

Bruno Named SIAM Fellow

Brian Bell
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) named Oscar P. Bruno, professor of applied and computational mathematics at Caltech, as a member of its 2013 Class of Fellows. Bruno is one of 33 fellows selected by SIAM for "exemplary research as well as outstanding service to the community," according to the organization. "Through their contributions, the 2013 Class of Fellows is helping advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science," the organization stated in a March 29 press release.
Watson Lecture: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"
04/02/2013

Watson Lecture: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"

Douglas Smith
John Preskill, the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, is himself deeply entangled in the quantum world. Different rules apply there, and objects that obey them are now being made in our world, as he explains at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
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