Dartmouth’s mathematics department would like to congratulate the five students it awarded PhDs to in 2010: Giulio Genovese, Paul Kinlaw, Mits Kobayashi, Nick Scoville, and Sarah Wright. The department also congratulates both Paige Rinker, the recipient of the first annual Kenneth P. Bogart Teaching Award, and Katie Kinnaird, the first student to pass the new qualifying exam in applied mathematics.
The department also received five Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowships, and looks forward to the conferences and symposiums that it will host in 2011: the NH Operator Theory Symposium in April, the Problems in Spectral Geometry in July, the Conference on Permutation Patterns in August, and the East Coast Operator Symposium in October.
In 2011, mathematics students will continue to participate in various international study programs. Madrid’s Topics in Operator Theory continues to be popular, and Elizabeth Gillaspy will attend the Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry program at the University of Victoria in Canada. Ralf Rueckriemen will attend a workshop on Analysis of Graphs and its Applications at the University of Cambridge in the UK, and both Lola Thompson and Enrique Treviño will participate in the Quebec-Maine Number Theory Conference held in Quebec.
The department’s faculty would like to welcome visiting Professor Susan Diesel and visiting Assistant Professor Johanna Franklin to Dartmouth! The faculty is proud to announce that two papers published in The Mathematics Monthly, both co-authored by Pete Winkler, have been awarded the 2011 Robbin Prize. In addition, faculty members Dan Rockmore and Marcelo Gleiser’s joint project that aims to develop a STEM education model for rural libraries recently received funding from the National Science Foundation.
by Marcia Groszek
photo by Wesley Whitaker, MALS
pictured Paige Rinker, recipient of the Kenneth P. Bogart Teaching Award