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Entertaining mathematician gets prize
20220913
David Sumpter, professor of applied mathematics, receives this year's Disapris for his popular science books on mathematics. David Sumpter has been a professor in the Department of Mathematics but is now active in the Department of Information Technology.”
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International collaboration between mathematics and physics
20210903
Michele Del Zotto at Uppsala University has been appointed a principal investigator within the Simons Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries. This collaboration brings together world leading theoretical physicists and mathematicians from several different universities and gives Uppsala University a financial support of around 500,000 USD during four years.

Seidon Alsaody receives the University's pedagogical award
20210526
Seidon Alsaody is the 2021 pedagogical laureate at Uppsala University in the field of mathematics, science and technology. He was notified at the mathematics department's staff meeting by the Deputy ViceChancellor Coco Norén, who made an unexpected visit.

Johan Asplund is looking forward to mathematical conversations
20210326
Johan Asplund, who will soon defend his doctoral thesis in symplectic geometry, has received a postdoctoral position at Columbia University in New York, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. He is looking forward to exciting mathematical conversations and to finding himself as a mathematician.

What does this year's Abel Prize mean for mathematics?
20210324
This year's Abel Prize has gone to László Lovász and Avi Wigderson for their basic contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science. Stephan Wagner and Svante Janson, who both conduct research in discrete mathematics, tell about what the prize means for their field.

Why is pi special?
20210312
On 14 March every year, the world celebrates the peculiar number pi. Meet the mathematics lecturer JordiLluís Figueras in a conversation about pi and mathematics.

Seidon Alsaody receives pedagogical award from student union
20210226
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.

Wallenberg prize 2020 goes to Thomas Kragh
20200415
Thomas Kragh receives the 2020 year's Wallenberg Prize "for his work in sympathetic geometry and topology, especially for his important contribution to Floers homotope theory and Lagrange topology."

Will AI take over the world?
20181010
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
20181010
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 CuszynskiKruk, Sara Freyland, Johannes Granér and Einar Waara. We've asked the students about their thoughts on the camp.

Julian Külshammer receives algebra prize
20180820
The new Uppsala mathematician Julian Külshammer has received the algebra prize ICRA 2018

Uppsala mathematician awarded The Moore Prize for Applications of Interval Analysis
20180712
Uppsala mathematicians JordiLluís 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 UsckaWehlou receives two teaching awards
20180621
The students have rewarded Hania UsckaWehlou with no less than two awards, the Electrotechnical Educational Prize 2018 and the FTeacher Award 2018.

Student from Uppsala participates in a project about the number Pi at Sorbonne
20180621
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.

Research grant to Samuel Edwards from Uppsala
20180404
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
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
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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.