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.

ICS Professor Wes Peterson Passed Away

Long time ICS Professor and friend of the math department Wes Peterson passed away on May 6th. According to Prof JB Nation: "Wes was a gentleman and a scholar and his passing is a loss to the UH community. He wrote the first textbook on coding theory, and his decoding method for Reed-Solomon codes is one of the classics in the field. He thought like a mathematician, and impressed me repeatedly with his contributions to our collaboration on group codes".
View UH Press
View Fossorier, Nation, Peterson Paper.

School and University Partnership for Educational Renewal in Mathematics

SUPER-M is a project in the NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Program that supports fellowships and training for graduate students in mathematics. Each of the six fellows recruited for 2010-2011 is partnered with a teacher from a local K-12 school, both on Oahu and the Neighbor Islands. The goal of the partnership is to create opportunities for the fellows to communicate their research to a variety of audiences and to enhance the mathematics taught in the K-12 learning environments. More information: Super-M home page | Application information