2009 News Archive
The membership of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) has elected UCLA Mathematics professor and IPAM Director Emeritus Mark Green to a five year term to serve on its Board of Trustees. Professor and outgoing department chair Christoph Thiele was elected as a member at large of the Council of the AMS for a three year term.
UCLA Mathematics has launched a new scholarship to be granted to an entering freshman who has an exceptional background and promise in mathematics. The UCLA Math Undergraduate Merit Scholarship provides for full tuition, and a room and board allowance. To be considered for fall 2010, candidates must apply on or before November 30, 2009....
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The Simons Foundation has chosen UCLA Math to host two prestigious Simons Postdoctoral Fellows in mathematics as part of its new program to provide 68 postdoctoral positions in the fields of mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science.
Professor Emeritus Leo Sario died of a heart attack at his Santa Monica home on August 15, 2009. He was 93. In Finland during World War II, Sario was recognized as an excellent teacher and officer who made key contributions to the defense of the country, all while diligently pursuing his mathematical studies.