Terence Tao

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Applications for these four-year postdocs at ANU close on Nov 22.

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Congratulations to Jean for a well deserved award.

Jean Bourgain, Institute for Advanced Study, will receive the 2018 Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement for the breadth of his contributions made in the advancement of mathematics. He'll receive the prize at the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego. http://bit.ly/2zvSW5O (Photo: Cliff Moore, IAS.)

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Applications for this postdoctoral fellowship at Oxford close on Dec 8. (Via Ben Green.)

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Representation theory as gendered dystopia. Expressed through the medium of dance.

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Congratulations to Emmanuel! My one foray into applied mathematics was my work with him on the foundations of compressed sensing, and remains one of my favourite collaborations.

EDIT: LA Times profile at http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-macarthur-genius-candes-20171010-story.html

EDIT: LA Times profile at http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-macarthur-genius-candes-20171010-story.html

Candès wins MacArthur.

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Another untimely death. I never actually met Voevodsky in person, and there isn't much overlap between his areas of mathematics and mine, but I wish I had had the opportunity to interact with him while he was alive.

I've just learned that Vladamir Voevodsky has died. He was a brilliant and generous mathematician in the prime of his career (and quite humble, as well, in his own way). His pioneering work in Univalent mathematics and Homotopy Type Theory defined a new set of questions and problems (and understandings!) for a whole generation of students of type theory and constructive mathematics, myself included.

His provocations to type theorists to turn their object of study into something of "proper mathematical interest" were very important as well, and his work on B- and C-systems has been very inspiring. He made great strides in recent years, and I am sorry he will not be around to complete this very ambitious program.

A very accessible and motivating talk was given to undergraduates in 2014: https://www.math.ias.edu/vladimir/sites/math.ias.edu.vladimir/files/2014_08_ASC_lecture.pdf

Those with some greater knowledge of type theory may be interested in his plenary lecture at RDP in 2015: https://www.math.ias.edu/vladimir/sites/math.ias.edu.vladimir/files/2015_06_30_RDP.pdf

His provocations to type theorists to turn their object of study into something of "proper mathematical interest" were very important as well, and his work on B- and C-systems has been very inspiring. He made great strides in recent years, and I am sorry he will not be around to complete this very ambitious program.

A very accessible and motivating talk was given to undergraduates in 2014: https://www.math.ias.edu/vladimir/sites/math.ias.edu.vladimir/files/2014_08_ASC_lecture.pdf

Those with some greater knowledge of type theory may be interested in his plenary lecture at RDP in 2015: https://www.math.ias.edu/vladimir/sites/math.ias.edu.vladimir/files/2015_06_30_RDP.pdf

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A one-year postdoc (with possibility of extension) in the area of harmonic analysis and discrete geometry is now open for applications at Bar-Ilan University. (via Nir Lev)

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Applications are now open for the quantitative linear algebra program to be held from Mar 19 - Jun 15 2018 at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) here at UCLA. (I am one of the organisers of this program and will be in residence for the duration.)

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A brutal month for leading female mathematicians. The Morawetz inequalities for nonlinear wave equations (which have since been generalised to many other nonlinear dispersive equations) are still basically the only tool we have to force long-time decay on large-data solutions to these equations; I myself have crucially relied on some version of these inequalities in several of my own papers.

I only encountered Morawetz once, when she gave the ICM Emmy Noether Lecture in Berlin in 1998. My memory of the lecture is rather hazy, but I recall she had quite a commanding presence.

I only encountered Morawetz once, when she gave the ICM Emmy Noether Lecture in Berlin in 1998. My memory of the lecture is rather hazy, but I recall she had quite a commanding presence.

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This was ... more scientifically accurate than I expected.

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