UHM Math Dept graduate Wayne Lewis (Ph.D, ’92) is now the Lead Instructor on networking at Honolulu Community College. He has recently published his textbook *LAN Switching and Wireless, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide*. This is the official supplemental textbook for the LAN Switching and Wireless course in the Cisco Networking Academy.

# UHM Math Dept SUPER-M Workshop

The new NSF sponsored $2.7 million project begins this semester. A workshop was held on August 21-22 involving math professors, graduate student and K-12 public school teachers. Read the UH New Release.

# Prof Bjørn Kjos-Hanssen PI of NSF Grant

The NSF-sponsored project "Computability and Probability" (Fall 2009 – Spring 2012) includes funding for graduate and undergraduate researchers. Undergraduate researchers are paid for about 10 hours of independent work per week during Fall or Spring semesters. Graduate students may work as research assistants (equivalent to a TA-ship but without teaching) for a semester.

To qualify to apply for positions on this project, a good preparation would include some of the following courses (or their equivalents): Math 471 (Probability), Math 472 (Statistical inference), Math 454 (Axiomatic set theory) and Math 455 (Mathematical logic). Math 454-455 is offered as a sequence in Spring 2010 and Fall 2010, so interested students are encouraged to enroll in Math 454 for Spring 2010. See flyer on M454 for Spring 2010. More.

# Clay Mathematics Institute 2009 Summer School

Prof. Guerzhoy's web page for participants

June 15 – July 10, 2009

UHM Math. Dept.

Galois Representations

Abstract: Many advances on the algebraic side of number theory in the last 15 years (such as the solutions of the Shimura-Taniyama conjecture, Sato-Tate conjecture and Serre’s conjecture, as well as decisive progress on the Fontaine-Mazur conjecture and Main Conjectures for modular forms) have relied in an essential way on improvements in the theory of Galois representations.

The aim of the three main courses is to present an overview of many of these ideas and applications, aimed at advanced graduate students and postdocs with a strong background in number theory, Galois cohomology, and basic algebraic geometry.