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#### Lattimer Faculty Research Fellows Public Lecture - Dec. 16, 2020

Join the Division of Physical Sciences for presentations by the 2019-20 Lattimer Faculty Research Fellows: Rommie Amaro (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Suckjoon Jun (Physics), and Bo Li (Mathematics) on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 4:00pm. Register (FREE) for Zoom Webinar.

#### Alina Bucur - 2021 Fellow of the AWM

Associate Professor Alina Bucur has been announced as a 2021 Fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). See AWM webpage.

#### Cristian Popescu - 2021 Fellow of the AMS

Professor Cristian Popescu has been elected a 2021 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for contributions to number theory and arithmetic geometry.

#### Richard Libby - Donates $50K to Math Dept.

**Richard Libby** ('80, MA '82, PhD) received his degrees in mathematics at UC San Diego before starting a successful career in the finance industry. His recent $100,000 contribution to the university exemplifies his passion for using mathematics in concert with finance and business, in particular when it comes to assessing market risk. Half of his unique gift will go to the Department of Mathematics and half to the Rady School of Management in support of graduate studies and research. In light of current events, Richard also agreed to a secondary designation to support the math department’s greatest needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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#### Fall 2020 Qualifying & Comprehensive Exams

**Algebra** – August 31**Real Analysis** – September 1**Statistics** – September 2**Complex Analysis** – September 3**Applied Algebra** – September 4**Numerical** – September 8**Topology** – September 9

**MATH 282 ****Comprehensive exam** - September 22

Questions? Please contact Kelly Guerriero (kguerriero@ucsd.edu)

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#### Fall Quarter 2020 P/NP Policy for Majors in Mathematics

**maximum of four (4) Fall 2020 major courses**on a P/NP basis. This includes both lower-division and upper-division courses as well as courses taken from other departments that are used to satisfy Math major requirements.

**no more than seven (7) total upper-division courses**taken in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 with a P grade will be allowed to satisfy major requirements.

Additional information will be provided by the Registrar's Office at a later date on how to make a grade option change request during the January 4-29, 2021 special petition period.

__Please keep in mind the following__:

- Fall 2020 P/NP units will count toward the 25% maximum allowed by the University.
- Course work must be equivalent to C- or better to receive a P grade.
- A change from a D grade to a NP will result in a loss of units.
- Financial Aid packages will be affected by NP grades.
- A change to P/NP for a Fall 2020 course will be allowed for a repeat of a class in which a D or F grade was earned in an earlier term.
- Students looking to go into math
__graduate programs__would most likely want to take key coursework (especially advanced theory classes like Algebra or Analysis) for__letter grades__as these are courses graduate admissions committees will focus on. This is also true for students applying to competitive research programs, fellowships and internships.

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#### Tuesday • January 26, 2021

**11:00am** • Zoom info: Contact mtwiersma@ucsd.edu for details

**Evangelos Nikitopoulos**

Noncommutative $C^k$ Functions, Multiple Operator Integrals, and Derivatives of Operator Functions

Math 243 - Functional Analysis Seminar

**11:00am** • Zoom Meeting ID: 950 6794 9984

**Suhan Zhong**

A Lagrange multiplier expression method for bilevel polynomial optimization

Center for Computational Mathematics Seminar

**11:30am** • Zoom information: Meeting ID: 933 6734 4286 Password: topology

**Tom Bachmann**

Cellular motivic invariants of Z[1/2]

Math 292 - Topology Seminar

**2:00pm** • Please see email with subject ``Zoom for Thought Information.''

**Jason O'Neill - Ph.D. Candidate**

A note on $k$-wise oddtown problems

Zoom for Thought

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### Adrian Ioana

#### Functional Analysis / Operator Theory

Ergodic Theory Orbit Equivalence, Representation Theory of Groups, von Neumann Algebras

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It is central to our mission as a research and educational institution to offer support and encouragement to each member of our community so that they may thrive in our environment.

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