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Fri., Oct. 24: 3:00 AMS Colloquium Kesh Govinder, University of KwaZulu-Natal CH-143 Mon., Oct. 27: 3:00 Tea Time Join us for coffee/tea, cookies and good conversation! Tue., Oct. 28: 5:00 SWiM Meeting CSM/AMS alumna, Emily (Milian) Gonzalex will discuss her career path to her current position as Deputy Director of Alumni Relations CH-143 Tue., Nov. 4 - Wed., Nov. 5: AMS Group Advising Tues: 12:30 - 2:30, Wed: 9:00 - 11:00 CH-156 |

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- Assistant Professor - Applied Mathematics (Tenure-Track)
- Teaching Associate or Teaching Professor (non Tenure-Track) (2 positions)

## Math/Stat Moments

**2014 Fields Medal Winners**

The 2014 Fields Medalists have been announced. The Fields Medal, widely considered the most prestigious award in mathematics, is given to between two and four mathematicians under age 40, and is intended "to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement."

The medalists pictured above are (clockwise from upper left),

- Artur Avila, a Brazilian mathematician whose most notable research is in the study of chaos theory and dynamical systems;
- Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University, whose research focuses on number theory and algebra;
- Martin Hairer of the University of Warwick, whose research focuses on stochastic partial differential equations; and
- Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian maths professor at Stanford University whose work focuses on the geometry of Riemann surfaces.

Additionally, Maryam Mirzakhani's selection marks the first female winner of the Fields Medal since the award was established nearly 80 years ago.

Interested in learning more about the math that earned these individuals this tremendous honor? Check out this nice explanatory article.

## Spotlight on AMS

**Professor Receives DOE Funding**

A CSM-led research team with principal investigator Paul Constantine has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Scientific Computing Research program to improve he capabilities of data-inensive physical simulations such as climate simulations. Constantine's team will apply the methods they develop to real inverse problems in chemical kinetics and turbulent flame modeling.

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