SEALS 2017

The SouthEastern Logic Symposium 2017 will take place during the weekend of March 3-5, 2017 at the University of Florida, Gainesville.  Please see the conference web page for details.

FSU/UF Joint Topology and Dynamics Meeting

The next in the series of FSU/UF Joint Topology and Dynamics Meetings will take place on Friday, February 24  and 25 at the University of Florida, Gainesville. The conference will begin with a colloquium by Washington Mio of FSU. Please see the conference program for details.

Math major Diego Rojas wins first place

Mathematics major and UF McNair Scholar Diego Rojas was awarded first place in the Physical Science category (and $500) for his talk on “Computability, randomness, and differentiability of random continuous functions”, presented at the SAEOPP McNair Scholars Conference in Atlanta, GA, June 23, 2016. Rojas is mentored by Professor Douglas Cenzer.

The 2016 Gainesville International Number Theory Conference

The International Conference on Number Theory held here March 17-21, 2016, honored Krishnaswami Alladi on his 60th birthday. The conference attracted more that 150 leading experts from around the world and was funded by the NSF, the NSA, the Number Theory Foundation, Penn State University, as well as by the UF Office of Research, CLAS, and the Mathematics Department.

The conference opening lecture was given by Fields Medallist Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University.  The conference also featured the Erdős Colloquium by Professor Hugh Montgomery of the University of Michigan and the Ramanujan Colloquium by Professor James Maynard of Oxford University.

For more information see the conference brief report and web page.


Special Lectures

The Eleventh Ramanujan Colloquium entitled Encounters with Ramanujan was given by Professor Peter D.T.A. Elliott of the University of Colorado, Boulder on March 20, 2017. Professor Jeffrey Remmel of the University of California, San Diego presented the Seventeenth Erdos Colloquium,  The Combinatorics of Rational Parking Functions and the Shuffle Conjecture, on April 3, 2017 as well as the Dongxing Wong Lecture on STEM Education, A DNR Approach to Training Middle and High School Teachers Math and Science, on April 5, 2017.

Lecturer Search

As part of an initiative to modernize and improve lower-division instruction, applications are invited for two non-tenure-track, nine-month, lecturer positions to begin fall semester 2017. Candidates must have a serious interest and expertise in STEM education reform with a particular focus on College Algebra and Quantitative Reasoning curricula. The individuals who fill these positions will be tasked with updating existing courses in these areas and implementing innovative teaching practices in a variety of formats, including coordinated large lecture, flipped classrooms, and online instruction. This represents a unique and exciting opportunity to engage in a real reform effort as the successful candidates will be asked to exercise creativity in writing new syllabuses and developing metrics to measure their success.

Applications must be submitted through Careers at

Prof. Knudson wins two awards

We are proud to announce that Prof. Knudson has been inducted into the University of Florida Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. Each year the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS) honors University of Florida’s exceptional teaching and scholarship accomplishments by inducting into its membership faculty members who have demonstrated sustained innovation and commitment in both areas.  In addition, Kevin was named the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016. He is also a regular columnist for The Conversation.

The Putnam Competition

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual national contest for college students established in 1938 and administered by the Mathematical Association of America. Congratulations to the UF Putnam team of Jon Claus, Colin Defant, and Kyle Gettig who finished 23rd in this year’s competition.





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