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Mathematics graduate student Ashlee Kalauli was presented with the Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at the beginning of the Spring quarter.  Congratulations Ashlee!  A very well deserved award in recognition of Ashlee’s exceptional teaching skills.

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  2. Teaching Assistant
  3. Academic Senate
  4. Ashlee Kalauli

Mathematics graduate student Nancy Scherich's modern dance video, "Math Dance 2," won first place in this year's Art of Science competition. Art of Science encourages members of the UCSB community to show the artistic side of their field of study, as a way of engaging the public in what can otherwise be esoteric topics. Scherich's video illustrates three different but interrelated Mathematics disciplines -- algebra, geometry, and topology. You can see the winning video, and learn about the runners-up, in The Current.

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  2. Nancy Scherich
  3. dance
  4. Topology
  5. Geometry
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  • Photo of Xin Zhou

Xin Zhou, an assistant professor in the UCSB Mathematics department, has received a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This fellowship is awarded annually to researchers nominated by their peers for promising early-career achievements.

Zhou, whose research interests include differential geometry and general relativity, investigates the geometric properties of surfaces. His current research focuses on mathematical models for soap bubbles, which involve interesting differential geometry that also applies to the boundaries of black holes.

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  2. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  3. differential geometry
  4. Xin Zhou
Title:  Nonlinear detection of connections
Time: 3:30 pm, February 21
Location: South Hall 6635
 
Abstract: I will discuss the geometric inverse problem of recovering a connection from the parallel transport along geodesics of a compact Riemannian manifold with strictly convex boundary or along light rays in Minkowski space. This problem is motivated by other geometric inverse problems and is tackled with a range of techniques including energy estimates, regularity results for the transport equation associated with the geodesic flow and microlocal analysis.
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  2. Geometry

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