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Congratulations to graduating MTHE students who received awards

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Congratulations to graduating Mathematics and Engineering (MTHE) students who received awards at the graduation ceremony held on June 12, 2019.  Edward (Ted) Bursey received the Medal in Mathematics and Engineering for the student who has the highest academic standing.  Fernando Camacho Cadena received the Annie Bentley Lillie Prize in Mathematics awarded to a graduating student in Mathematics and Engineering who has the highest average on courses in mathematics in the final year.  Benji Christie received the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award for the highest honour given to a Queen’s student for non-academic, non-athletic activities.  Recipients are chosen by their fellow students. It is bestowed in recognition of the valuable and distinguished service of outstanding individuals to the University.

Fernando and Fady Alajaji

Fernando Camacho Cadena with Fady Alajaji,
Chair of Mathematics & Engineering

Ted Bursey and Fady Alajaji

Edward (Ted) Bursey with Fady Alajaji,
Chair of Mathematics & Engineering

Benji Christie

Benji Christie

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Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

June 12th, 2019

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Engineering graduating class of 2019.

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Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

June 4th, 2019

  • Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019.

  • Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Math & Stats graduating class of 2019.

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Congratulations to Mathematical Physics (MAPH) student Erin Crawley

Erin with her parents and Prof. Marc Dignam, Physics Department Head and Prof. James Mingo, Mathematics and Statistics Head
Erin with her parents and Prof. Marc Dignam, Physics Dept. Head
and Prof. James Mingo, Math & Stats Head.
(Photo courtesy of Prof. Dignam)

June 11th, 2019

A huge congratulations to graduating Mathematical Physics (MAPH) student Erin Avryl Crawley for the four medals presented to her at the graduation ceremony this year! She received The Governor General's Academic Medal for the highest academic standing in a Bachelor degree program at Queen's, The Prince of Wales Prize for the highest academic record in the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Medal in Mathematics and Statistics, and the Medal in Physics.

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Nonlocal problems in PDEs and geometry

May 20-24, 2019

Prof. Eleonora Cinti (Università di Bologna, Italy) will teach a 5-day mini-course aimed at graduate students and junior researchers at the intersection of Analysis and Geometry.

Dr. Cinti earned her Ph.D in 2010 and since then has worked at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, the Weierstrass Institute in Berlin, and various Italian universities (Pavia, Bologna, Torino). Eleonora Cinti's research focuses on nonlocal partial differential equations, geometric measure theory, and calculus of variations.

Schedule

The mini-course will be structured as follows:

  • Lecture 1 (Monday, May 20): Preliminaries: basic facts about the Laplacian and harmonic functions.
  • Lecture 2 (Tuesday, May 21): The fractional Laplacians: motivations and properties.
  • Problem Session (Wednesday, May 22).
  • Lecture 3 (Thursday, May 23): $s$-Harmonic functions and the Caffarelli-Silvestre extension theorem.
  • Lecture 4 (Friday, May 24): Geometry meets PDEs, a nonlocal phase transition model and nonlocal minimal surfaces.

Registration

If you want to attend the mini-course, please email nonlocal19@queensu.ca.

Ram Murty awarded designation of Distinguished University Professor

May 9th, 2019

The designation of Distinguished University Professor is the highest research-related the University can bestow on an individual holding an academic appointment at Queen’s, and recognizes those exceptional individuals who have had their accomplishments internationally recognized. His contributions to the field of number theory have been and have had a significant impact on Canadian society and worldwide.

This designation will be officially recognized at the 2019 Fall Convocation.

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All Girls Math Team Shines on the International Stage

EGMO Team Canada 2019

EGMO Team Canada 2019

May 8th, 2019

The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that its second team to compete in the European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) has returned from Ukraine, medals in hand. The Canadian EGMO Team earned two Bronze Medals and two Honourable Mentions.

The EGMO competition got started in 2012 when it was first written in Cambridge, UK and has since grown to include more than 50 countries. Participation in the EGMO is by invitation only. Each student competes individually to solve six questions in a competition lasting two days, four and a half hours each day. The Girls Math Team Canada was selected largely based on the results of the 2018 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) written in November, as well as a Team Selection Test that was sent to the top 15 girls from the 2018 COMC.

Read full story: Canadian Mathematical Society

Math PhD student Stefanie Knebel wins Art of Research photo contest

Stephanie Knebel wins Art of Research photo contest

Community Collaborations – Women in Mathematics

April 22nd, 2019

Congratulations to Stefanie, who was awarded the prize in the Community Collaborations category.

Here is Stefanie’s commentary:  Mathematical thinking is about finding patterns and structure. As a woman in the mathematics PhD program, I hope to inspire young women to follow their passion and find beauty in mathematics. At Queen’s we offer the MathQuest camp for high school girls. As captured in the photo, I am brainstorming ways to teach game theory and linear algebra. This is also a part of my research with Dr. Peter Taylor, where we work with teachers across Ontario looking for innovative ways to incorporate mathematical thinking in education. We hope to change the math curriculum by making it a more engaging, positive and memorable experience.

The 2019 Art of Research photo contest received more than 100 submissions from Queen’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni, who took up the challenge of capturing their research programs in engaging and thought-provoking ways.

See all of the winning images at: The Queen's Gazette

The woman behind the first black hole image

The woman behind the first black hole image

April 11th, 2019

A 29-year-old computer scientist has earned plaudits worldwide for helping develop the algorithm that created the first-ever image of a black hole.

Katie Bouman led development of a computer program that made the breakthrough image possible.

The remarkable photo, showing a halo of dust and gas 500 million trillion km from Earth, was released on Wednesday.

Source: The BBC

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Bahman Gharesifard awarded the CAIMS-PIMS Early Career Award

April 1st, 2019

Bahman Gharesifard has been awarded the CAIMS-PIMS Early Career Award, jointly awarded by the Canadian Applied & Industrial Math Society and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences . This award comes with an invitation to speak at the CAIMS Annual Meeting, to be held in Whistler BC June 9-13 2019.

Congratulations Bahman!

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