Seidon Alsaody receives pedagogical award from student union
Last year's pedagogical award from the Uppsala Union of Technology and Science Students (UTN) goes to the mathematics lecturer Seidon Alsaody, because he has "through his teaching method succeeded to inspire, support and motivate his students in a way that few teachers have managed to do".
"I was really happy and surprised when UTN told me about it", says Seidon Alsaody.
Information about the corona virus
Below is a link to official information about the corona virus
Distance education and examinations from tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March
The Vice-Chancellor has decided that all education and examinations shall be performed by distance from tomorrow March 18. This decision has the following consequences for Math Department:
Notice in response to Public Health Agency of Sweden recommendations (17 March 2020):
At a press conference this morning, Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén announced that the Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that universities and other higher education institutions switch to distance education from tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March, onwards.
Preparations are already in progress at the University’s departments, faculties and disciplinary domains, and in the University Administration.
The Vice-Chancellor will decide on measures at Uppsala University shortly. More information will follow in the course of the day.
Corona virus information
Vice chancellor Eva Åkesson has sent the information below to staff and students:
Will AI take over the world?
Fake news don't affect people's worldview as much as we might think, said David Sumpter in a lecture he held as part of a symposium organised by Uppsala University in collaboration with Tokyo Tech.
Summer math camp – success continues
In August, the department organized the fifth round of the Summer Math Camp. The camp is aimed at students who want to try mathematical research. In this year's edition, under the theme finite fields and their applications, four students participated: Mikolaj Cuszynski-Kruk, Sara Freyland, Johannes Granér and Einar Waara. We've asked the students about their thoughts on the camp.
Julian Külshammer receives algebra prize
The new Uppsala mathematician Julian Külshammer has received the algebra prize ICRA 2018
Uppsala mathematician awarded The Moore Prize for Applications of Interval Analysis
Uppsala mathematicians Jordi-Lluís Figueras and Alejandro Luque are awarded The Moore Prize for Applications of Interval Analysis for the article "Rigorous Computer Assisted Application of KAM Theory: A Modern Approach", which they written with Alex Haro. Thus, Uppsala University is the only one that has recieved the Moore Prize twice. The first time the award went to a matemathematician from Uppsala was in 2002, when the prize went to Warwick Tucker.
Hania Uscka-Wehlou receives two teaching awards
The students have rewarded Hania Uscka-Wehlou with no less than two awards, the Electrotechnical Educational Prize 2018 and the F-Teacher Award 2018.
Student from Uppsala participates in a project about the number Pi at Sorbonne
Uppsala student Nima Akbarian knows 3141 decimals of pi. He has demonstrated this skill at an event that took place in early June at the Sorbonne Université in Paris.
New mathematics for artificial intelligence
A new collaboration between eight universities is investing in developing new mathematics related to artificial intelligence. The department of mathematics at Uppsala university will offer one PhD position within the programme.
Three new doctors in mathematics tell about their experience
During February and March, three of the PhD students at the department have successfuly defended their doctoral theses. We have asked them a few questions about their thoughts on the dissertation and the future.
Big conference in analysis of algorithms in Uppsala
This year, the department of mathematics is arranging the conference Analysis of Algorithms. This is one of the main conferences in the field of probability theory, combinatorics and computer algorithms.
Research grant to Samuel Edwards from Uppsala
Knut och Alice Wallenberg foundation continues to invest in mathematics. According to the chair Peter Wallenberg jr, mathematics is important for handling the huge amounts of data that we are exposed to today. Therefore, the foundation is investing in development of basic research in mathematics and awarding grants to fourteen mathematicians. One of the researchers to receive a grant is Samuel Edwards, who will defend his doctoral thesis at the department of mathematics in Uppsala on June 8.
Math for social activism
From Facebook to job evaluations, mathematics now plays an important part in every aspect of our social lives. And, increasingly, mathematicians are actively using their skills to improve society. The Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematics will thus run a theme around "Maths for social activism" culminating in a workshop on June 4th and 5th.
Conference dedicated to Carl-Gustav Esseens memory
This year, it has been 100 year since the famous mathematician Carl-Gustav Esseen was born. To mark this anniversary, the department of mathematics is arranging a conference dedicated to his memory.
Mathematicians and computer scientists celebrated Donald Knuth in Piteå
In January, the world star and TeX creator Donald Knuth turned 80. Due to his birthday, mathematicians and computer scientists from several universities arranged a conference in Piteå. In connection with the conference, his organ composition Fantasia Apocalyptica had its world premiere.
Fiona Skerman awarded prize for best thesis
Fiona Skerman has been awarded the 2016 Corcoran Memorial Prize for the best thesis in the Statistics Department, University of Oxford, for her thesis "Modularity of Networks"
New doctor in algebra tells about his thoughts
In September, Love Forsberg successfully defended his doctoral thesis. We asked him about his thoughts the day after the dissertation.
Anders Karlsson awarded with Eva and Lars Gårding's Prize
Anders Karlsson is awarded Eva and Lars Gårding's prize in mathematics for his contributions to dynamical systems, random walks, group theory and harmonical analysis with hyperbolic structures. Anders Karlsson shares the prize with Hans Ringström, and they will receive 125 000 kronor each.
Mathematics of football attracts big audience in Manchester
David Sumpter spoke about the mathematics of football at the University of Manchester on October 19:th. The subject aroused great interest in the football city. More than 300 people came and listened to the lecture.
Registration for CAST 2018 is open
The 12:th workshop on symplectic geometry will take place in Uppsala. The registration is now open.