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mathematical sciences Accomplishments

Nov 8, 2018
Mary Blankenship (Sciences and Brookings Institute) was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun for her opinion editorial, "Lincoln Memorial Reminds Us Who We Are and Can Still Be."  She is a student with a double major in chemistry and math as well as a Brookings public policy minor. 

Sep 11, 2018
Le Chen (Math) and Jingyu Huang of the math department at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom are co-authors of a paper, " Comparison Principle for Stochastic Heat Equation on Rd, which has been accepted for publication in the Annals of Probability, one of the top journals in probability. 

Aug 13, 2018
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Mathematics) was invited to speak to students and faculty of the Government Rajindra College, Bathinda, in India. The college is his alma mater. The topic of the talk was the uniqueness in the education dystems of India and the United States.

Jul 30, 2018
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Math) addressed the graduate students and faculty of the mathematics department of the Central University of Punjab, Bathind, India, earlier this month. The topic was the "Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Academic Excellence." The department was started in 2015, while the university established in 2009.

Jul 20, 2018
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Math) spoke on "The Shadows of Science and Vigyan" in the mathematics department of his alma mater, Panjab University, in Chandigarh, India. This invited talk was organized by the Chandigarh Vigyan Parishad (Science Council), and also sponsored by the Chandigarh chapter of the Indian National Academy of Sciences. Bhatnagar earned his mater's degree at Panjab in 1961.

Jun 19, 2018
    Satish C. Bhatnagar (Math) addressed the staff and students of the Panini Gurukul on the educational doctrine of Shaastra, Shastra, and Shatru in May during his trip to India. A gurukul is a boarding school based on the holistic education drawn from ancient India. The Panini Gurukul is the only gurukul in India specializing in Sanskrit grammar essential for the understanding of the Vedas. This gurukul is situated in rural Murthal. On May 26, 2018, Satish C. Bhatnagar  addressed the staff and students of the Panini Gurukul on the educational doctrine of Shaastra, Shastra, and Shatru. A gurukul is a boarding school based on the holistic education drawn from ancient India. The Panini gurukul is the only gurukul in India specializing in Sanskrit grammar essential for the understanding of the Vedas. This gurukul is situated in rural Murthal on NH 01.   On May 26, 2018, Satish C. Bhatnagar  addressed the staff and students of the Panini Gurukul on the educational doctrine of Shaastra, Shastra, and Shatru. A gurukul is a boarding school based on the holistic education drawn from ancient India. The Panini gurukul is the only gurukul in India specializing in Sanskrit grammar essential for the understanding of the Vedas. This gurukul is situated in rural Murthal on NH 01.  

Jun 6, 2018
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Math) gave an invited talk to the Gujarat Ganit Parishad and Geometry Club of Ahmedabad on an overseas trip to India in May. He gave the talk, "Navigating the Straits of Geometry," at the Vikram Sarabhai Science Community Center, which is near the main campus of Gujarat University.

May 1, 2018
Xiangxue Xiao and Yingke Xu (both Environmental and Occupational Health and Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine), and Bowen Liu (Math and NIPM) recently published findings in Osteoporosis International, a high-impact peer-reviewed medical journal published by Springer that is an official journal of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation. The graduate students’ findings resulted from projects they worked on while enrolled in EAB 788 in spring 2017, a course taught by professor Qing Wu (Environmental and Occupational Health and NIPM) that focuses on logic and application of meta-analysis in public health. Xiao and Xu published “Thiazide Diuretic Usage and Risk of Fracture: A Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies” on March 25. Liu published “Depression and Risk of Fracture and Bone Loss: An Updated Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies” on March 12.

Apr 20, 2018
In January, Jichun Li, (Mathematics), was appointed as one of the managing editors for the journal Computers & Mathematics with Applications, one of the important international journals on computational mathematics. He has been serving on the editorial board since January 2012.

Apr 9, 2018
Jichun Li (Math) and collaborators published a paper "Mathematical Analysis and Finite Element Time Domain Simulation of Arbitrary Star-Shaped Electromagnetic Cloaks" in the top-tier journal SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis in January. In March, he published a paper "Regularity Analysis of Metamaterial Maxwell’s Equations with Random Coefficients and Initial Conditions" in the highly ranked journal "Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering".