# mathematics

## Celebration of Mind

Have you heard of M.C. Escher? Origami?

*Scientific American*. Widely revered among mathematicians, Gardner passed away in 2010. However his influence and legacy continue to inspire us to approach seemingly intractable problems from unconventional angles.

*Scientific American*are full of ideas that are central to modern mathematics, but Gardner – whose mathematical education never went beyond calculus – made them accessible to anyone with a high school mathematics education."

## New Faculty 2014: Meet Martha Yip

The Department of Mathematics is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Martha Yip to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

New Faculty 2014: Meet Martha Yip by UK College of Arts & Sciences is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

## Faculty positions in mathematics

The Department of Mathematics plans to fill several faculty positions for the fall of 2015. We are searching for candidates in core areas of mathematics including analysis and partial differential equations, topology, and algebra. We also are interested in mathematicians with an interest in applications to economics or biology. In addition to these tenure track positions, we are searching for a post-doctoral scholar and several lecturers. Candidates should apply through mathjobs.org.

## New Faculty 2014: David Murrugarra

The Department of Mathematics is excited to welcome Assistant Professor David Murrugarra to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

New Faculty 2014: Bob Sandmeyer by UK College of Arts & Sciences is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

## Mathematics Professor to Deliver Chellgren Seminar Series Lecture Tonight

## New blog on teaching and learning mathematics

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) recently started a blog titled On teaching and learning mathematics. The chief editor of the blog is Ben Braun of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky. Visit the AMS website for more information and a podcast featuring Braun.

## Chellgren Center Honors 43 New Fellows

## UK Students Have Banner Year Racking Up National Honors

## 2015 van Winter Memorial Lecture

TItle: "The Master's Hand" Can image analysis detect the hand of the Master?

Abstract: The talk will describe wavelets, a mathematical tool used for the analysis and compression of images (including for digital cinema).Then it will go on to discuss how they have been used recently for the study of paintings by e.g. Van Gogh, Goossen van der Weyden, Gauguin, and Giotto.

About the speaker: Professor Daubechies obtained her Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1980, and worked at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel until 1987. At the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in New York, she made her best-known discovery: based on quadrature mirror filter-technology, she constructed compactly supported continuous wavelets that would require only a finite amount of processing. This breakthrough enabled wavelet theory to enter the realm of digital signal processing.

In July 1987, Dr. Daubechies joined the AT&T Bell Laboratories' New Jersey facility at Murray Hill. From 1994 to 2010, Dr. Daubechies was a Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University where she directed the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. She was the first female full Professor of Mathematics at Princeton. Dr. Daubechies currently works as a James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics at Duke University.

Professor Daubechies received the Louis Empain Prize for Physics in 1984. In 1994, she received the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Steele Prize for Exposition for her book “Ten Lectures on Wavelets”, and gave a plenary lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Zurich. In 1997, she was awarded the AMS Ruth Lyttle Satter prize. Professor Daubechies was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1998. In 2000, Professor Daubechies became the first woman to receive the National Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics for excellence in published mathematical research. In 2006 she was the Emmy Noether Lecturer at the San Antonio Joint Mathematics Meetings. She won 2012 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category (jointly with David Mumford) and the 2012 Nemmers Prize in Mathematics from Northwestern University. She was the first woman president of the International Mathematical Union (2011- 2014).

Additional information is available at __www.math.uky.edu/van-winter__*Photo credit of Ingrid Daubechies - David von Becker*