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Dr. Vyjayanthi Chari news

Dr. Vyjayanthi Chari is a Simons Fellow in Mathematics

Through the program: Mathematics and Physical Sciences-Simons Fellows in Mathematics,the Simons Foundation recently funds Dr. Vyjayanthi Chari’s project on “Quantum Affine algebras and their connections with Cluster Algebras and Demazure Flags”.

Supported by this grant, Dr. Chari is invited to participate in the program: http://www.ihp.fr/en/CEB/T1-2020.

She will also be going  to a conference in Australia as an invited speaker: https://sites.google.com/site/ausreptheory/mooloolaba-2020


- Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn, UC Riverside

UCR Math Department is Proud to Announce Our Newest Ph.D. Graduate: Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn 

We would like to congratulate Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn on graduating from the Ph.D. Graduate Program in Mathematics this Winter Quarter.

Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn is a Ph.D. Mathematics student who uses mathematical modeling and computational methods to answer questions in biology. Her work combines multi-scale modeling, intercellular signaling, mechanobiology, scientific computing, uncertainty quantification and numerical analysis to develop computational tools that integrate biological data from experiments and produce predictive simulations that motivate the development of future experiments. She recently defended her dissertation, “Mathematical Model for Studying Combined Effect of Individual Cell Behavior on Developing Tissue Shape in Plants”, under the guidance of her Chairperson and Faculty Advisor, Dr. Mark Alber on February 8th, 2019.

Following her defense, she presented at the 8th Annual Southern California Systems Biology Conference (SCSBS) held at UC Irvine on Saturday, February 9th, 2019. According to their website, “The conference brings together diverse researchers from leading Southern California academic campuses to showcase current research activities and promote collaborative opportunities in all areas of Systems Biology”.  Mikahl presented on a “Novel cell-based model of the generation and maintenance of the shape and structure of the multi-layered shoot apical meristem of Arabidopsis thaliana”.

We would like to congratulate her on successfully completing the Ph.D. program this winter quarter and would like to wish her well in her next position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Sindi Lab (Dr. Suzanne S. Sindi) within the Department of Mathematics at UC Merced.


Dr. John Baez, UC Riverside

Mathematics in the 21st Century, A Seminar

January 8, 2019: John Baez – Mathematics in the 21st Century

Abstract: The global warming crisis is part of a bigger transformation in which humanity realizes that the Earth is a finite system and that our population, energy usage, and the like cannot continue to grow exponentially. If civilization survives this transformation, it will affect mathematics - and be affected by it - just as dramatically as the agricultural revolution or industrial revolution. We should get ready!

For now you can look at these slides and videos of related talks:


For more of Dr. John Baez’s activities, please visit his website.

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