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 Kühlshammer receives algebra prize
The new Uppsala mathematician Julian Kühlshammer 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.
Tobias Ekholm one of the speakers at next international conference of mathematicians
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
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
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 Paris-Saclay 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
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
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.