May 27-June 7, 2019

An endowment made in the memory of Dr. John H. Marburger, III, former president of Stony Brook University, director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, science advisor to President George W. Bush, and Vice President for Research at Stony Brook, provides funding support for women undertaking advanced graduate study in the physical sciences, engineering, or mathematics.

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Aleksander Doan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mathematics, working in the field of differential geometry. In his thesis, he studied the phenomenon of energy concentration for solutions to the equations of gauge theory, and explored a relationship between gauge theory and algebraic geometry.

Professor Leon A. Takhtajan, a member of the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, is a highly regarded mathematical physicist who has produced fundamental and pioneering work on the theory of classical and quantum integrable systems and string theory, with deep applications to algebraic geometry, the Teichmüller theory of Riemann surfaces, and number theory. He has co-authored several highly influential textbooks, regarded as must-reads for several generations of mathematical physicists. …

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) awarded two Stony Brook University faculty and one former faculty member with the 2019 Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry. Among this year’s recipients are Xiuxiong Chen, a professor in the Department of Mathematics; Sir Simon Donaldson, a permanent member of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and a professor in the Department of Mathematics; and Song Sun, currently in the Department of Mathematics at University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Dusa McDuff FRS was awarded the Sylvester Medal in 2018 for her pioneering role in the development of the new field of symplectic geometry and topology. Her outstanding work includes many fundamental theorems and she has been inspirational for generations of mathematicians.

Crafts have been interacting with math, and math education, for centuries. A few examples (in no particular order) are:
- Mary Everest Boole (1832 - 1916) developed the curve stitching method that, among other features, gives a child the intuitive idea of a tangent line much before any formal learning,
- The symmetries of doilies,
- The Lorenz attractor crocheted by Hinke M. Osinga and Bernd Krauskopf,
- The hyperbolic crochet of Daima Taimina and the surfaces of Gabrielle Meyer.
- Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects edited by Sarah-Marie Belcastro and Carolyn Yackel
- Crafting Conundrums: Puzzles and Patterns for the Bead Crochet Artist by Ellie Baker and Susan Goldstine
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Stony Brook Math Day is a one-day festival for all undergraduate math majors. Come hear talks by Abhinav Kumar, Robert Lazarsfeld, Tony Phillips, and Christina Sormani; take part in math-related activities; and connect with faculty and students over lunch and tea.