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The Official News from the Mathematical Association of America has duly been updated below:
- : U.S. Team Takes Top Prize at Romanian Master of Mathematics - News
- : Putnam Competition Announces Top Students in Undergraduate Mathematics - News
- : MAA Welcomes New President and Officer-at-Large - News
Washington, DC - On Feb. 1, the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) welcomes the following officers to the Board of Directors:
- President, Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
- Officer-at-Large, James Alvarez, University of Texas at Arlington
The Mathematical Association of America expresses its sincere gratitude to the following outgoing officers and members of the Board of Directors for their service to the association and mathematics:
- : MAA to Honor Recipient of Gung and Hu Service Award - News
WASHINGTON, DC - The Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics, the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) most prestigious award for service, will be awarded to Philip Uri Treisman of the University of Texas at Austin and the MAA Texas Section on Jan.
- : MAA to Honor Authors of Year’s Best Writing in Mathematics - News
WASHINGTON, DC - Awards for the year’s best writing on mathematics will be given to Tom Leinster and Cathy O’Neill by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The award winners will receive their prizes on Jan. 17, 2019 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, the world’s largest gathering of mathematicians, in Baltimore.
Also the Official News from Science Daily has been added below:
- Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:04:15 +0000: Blue Brain solves a century-old neuroscience problem - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
New research explains how the shapes of neurons can be classified using mathematical methods from the field of algebraic topology. Neuroscientists can now start building a formal catalogue for all the types of cells in the brain. Onto this catalogue of cells, they can systematically map the function and role in disease of each type of neuron in the brain.
- Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:57:58 +0000: Origins and nature of 'math anxiety' - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
A report out today examines the factors that influence 'math anxiety' among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child's development of the condition, and that girls tend to be more affected than boys.
- Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:37:17 +0000: Probability of catastrophic geomagnetic storm lower than estimated - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
According to a group of mathematics researchers, the probability in the following decade of the sun causing a storm strong enough to affect electrical and communication infrastructures around the globe 'only' reaches 1.9 percent maximum. Nevertheless, the event would produce severe consequences and governments should be prepared, researchers warn.
- Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:27:47 +0000: For infection-fighting cells, a guideline for expanding the troops - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
A new study uses mathematical modeling to explain how T cells, part of the body's key defenses against pathogens, expand to fight a new infection. The team found that the amount of T-cell expansion is related to the quantity of infectious material, or antigen, as well as the stickiness with which the T cell binds the antigen.
- Thu, 07 Mar 2019 21:19:19 +0000: Mathematics of sea slug movement points to future robots - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
Mathematicians recently discovered a lot of new, powerful geometries involved in frilly surfaces. They developed the mathematics to describe these surfaces -- inflected nonsmooth surfaces, which change the direction in which they bend -- and the combination of new geometry insights and age-old slugs might just be the right combination for a new generation of flexible, energy-efficient soft-bodied robots.