Education is not the filling of a pail, it is the lighting of a fire. - W. B. Yeats


NEWS in the Department of Mathematics
Graduate Announcements


Sarah Sadre-Marandi - PhD preliminary examination
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Place: Weber, 223
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Title: Mathematical Modeling for Virus Capsids

Advisor: Dr. James Liu
Co-advisor: Dr. Simon Tavener

Dr. Alexander Hulpke
Dr. Yongcheng Zhou
Dr. Chaoping Chen

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Snowbird Resort, Utah

The AMS invites mathematicians just beginning their research careers to become part of Mathematics Research Communiities, a program to develop and sustain long-lasting cohorts for collaborative research projects in many areas of mathematics. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to participate. The AMS will provide a structured program to engage and guide all participants as they start their careers. The program will include:

**One-week summer conference for each topic
**Special Session at the national meeting
**Discussion networks by research topic
**Funding for additional collaborations
**Longitudinal study of early-career mathematicians

June 8-14, 2014
Cluster Algebras

June 15-21, 2014
Algebraic and Geometric Methods in Applied Discrete Mathematics

June 24-30, 2014
Mathematics of Quantum Phases of Matter and Quantum Information

June 24-30, 2014
Network Science

For details, go to:

Fan China
Exchange Program

Grants to support collaborations between Chinese and U.S./Canadian researchers are made possible
through the generosity of Ky and Yu-Fen Fan.

The Fan China Exchange
Program is intended to send eminent mathematicians from the U.S. and Canada to make a positive
impact on the mathematical research community in China and to bring Chinese scientists in the early
stages of their research to the U.S. and Canada to help further their careers. The program
encourages host institutions to provide some type of additional support for the travel or living
expenses of the visitor and to ensure a suitable length of stay.

Applications received before March 15 will be considered for the following academic year.

For more information on the Fan China Exchange Program and application process see or contact the AMS Membership and Programs Department by
telephone at 800-321-4267, ext. 4170 (U.S. and Canada), or 401-455-4170 (worldwide), or by email at

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute’s (MSRI)
2014 Summer Graduate Schools

For details, please visit:


This coming summer MSRI is hosting three summer graduate schools in Berkeley, CA and co-sponsoring two* additional schools at off-site locations:

Dispersive Partial Differential Equations June 16 – 27, 2014 at MSRI

Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures 2014: Counting Arithmetic Objects June 23 – July 4, 2014 in Montréal, Canada

IAS/PCMI 2014: Geometry and Materials June 29 – July 19, 2014 in Park City, Utah

Stochastic Partial Differential Equations July 7 – 18, 2014 at MSRI

Geometry and Analysis July 28 – August 8, 2014 at MSRI