# Spotlight

Mathematicians are accustomed to seeing π in a variety of fields. But professor Tamar Friedmann was still surprised to find it lurking in a formula for energy states of the hydrogen atom. Read more…

# Latest news

# Dinesh Thakur awarded NSA grant

Professor Dinesh Thakur has received a two-year NSA
award for a project entitled *Multi-zeta and related structures in function
field arithmetic.* Professor Thakur is a leading figure in this field and is
widely known to the mathematical public due to the Arizona Winter School in
number theory that he has run at the University of Arizona for many years.

# Giorgis Petridis awarded NSF grant

Giorgis Petridis, a visiting assistant professor,
received an NSF grant for his proposal entitled *Direct and inverse problems for cardinality
questions in additive number theory*. The amount of the grant is $109,438 and
the duration is three years.

# Irina Bobkova awarded AMS-Simons travel grant

Visiting assistant professor Irina Bobkova has been awarded a 2-year AMS-Simons travel grant for early-career mathematicians to help her with research-related travel.

# Xuwen Chen awarded NSF Grant

Assistant professor Xuwen Chen has been awarded a
3-year National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $107,444 for a
project entitled *Mean-Field Limits of Quantum Many-Body Dynamics and Free
Boundaries in Kinetic Theory*.

# Upcoming events

### Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

- 12:00 PM

### Friday, February 12th, 2016

- 3:00 PM
**Probability Seminar**

The boundary of the support of super-Brownian motionCarl Mueller, University of RochesterHylan 1106A

### Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

- 11:20 AM
**Algebra/Number Theory Seminar**

Several Nonarchimedean Variables, Isolated Periodic Points, and Zhang's ConjectureAlon Levy, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SwedenHylan 1106A

### Friday, February 19th, 2016

- 3:00 PM