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Open postdoc positions
20180319
We are looking for researchers and postdocs in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics.

Math for social activism
20180307
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 CarlGustav Esseens memory
20180222
This year, it has been 100 year since the famous mathematician CarlGustav 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
20180129
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
20171220
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
20171211
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
20171207
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
20171128
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
20170907
The 12:th workshop on symplectic geometry will take place in Uppsala. The registration is now open.

Tobias Ekholm one of the speakers at next international conference of mathematicians
20170705
Uppsala mathematician Tobias Ekholm will be one of the speakers at the next year's International Cogress of Mathematicians. The event is held every fourth year and is the largest conference for mathematics in the world. At the conference, several of major mathematical prizes are awarded, including the Fields medal, which is one of the most prestigious awards in mathematics.

Jordi Lluís Figueras receives prize for best article
20170619
This year's Barcelona Dynamical Systems Prize goes to the Uppsala mathematician Jordi Lluís Figueras. He's been awarded the prize together with Àlex Haro och Alejandro Luque.

Yves Meyer wins this year's Abel Prize
20170321
This year's Abel Prize goes to Yves Meyer for "his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets". Meyer is professor emeriuts at École normale supérieure ParisSaclay in France. He has previousley collaborated with the Uppsala mathematician and former Abel Prize winner Lennart Carleson.
Abel Prize is one of the most prestigeous awards in mathematics. The prize is awarded anually to one ore more outstanding mathematicians. Among previous winners there are famous mathematicians as Andrew Wiles, John Nash och Yakov Sinai.

Svante Janson rewarded with Celsius Gold Medal
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Svante Janson is rewarded with The Celsius Gold Medal "for outstanding research in combinatorial probability theory". The medal is The Royal Society of Sciences' finest award.

Four Mathematicians from Uppsala Recieve Grants to Lift Swedish mathematics
20160411
Fifteen prominent mathematicians have received grants to lift the Swedish mathematical research to international top level. Four of them are from the Uppsala university: Cecilia Holmgren, Denis Gaidashev, Seidon Alsaody and Cecilia Karlsson.