The Board of Governors of the Mathematical Association voted
to award the 2011 MAA Robbins Prize to Mike Paterson, Yuval Peres, Mikkel Thorup, Peter
Winkler, and Uri Zwick for two papers:
"Maximum Overhang", American Mathematical Monthly 116, December 2009 and
"Overhang", American Mathematical Monthly 116, January 2009
(23 Sep 2009) Professor Peter Winkler has been awarded a 3-year grant from the National Science
Foundation, entitled Combinatorial Methods for Random Structures
in the Plane.
Pete Winkler is
co-organizing a semester program Phase Transitions and Emergent
Properties at ICERM (Institute for Computational and Experimental
Research in Mathematics) at Brown, starting February 2, 2015.
Emeritus professor John Lamperti
published a joint paper with Arlene Ash in the journal Statistics, Politics and Policy
studying the new laws and rules that are making it harder
to vote in many states. A short version of the paper is available here.
Particulars, by Matt Stumpf - Using the concept of
isomorphisms in defence of an education in the humanities.
You're never too old to savor a good math
Edward Shapiro (Valley News
front page, 13 August 1999).
Professor Dan Rockmore talks with Jane
Lindholm of Vermont Public Radio about the new statistical techniques he, Dan Graham, and
James Hughes have developed to determine the authenticity of artwork and root out forgeries.
(January 27, 2010)