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Department of Mathematical Sciences News

Mathematics is the foundation for many technical and scientific fields. Through our curriculum, the Department of Mathematical Sciences helps students along paths that lead to branches of science, technology and mathematical specializations. This allows students to prepare themselves for work in areas such as industry, government, or educational institutions.

Current Mathematical Sciences News

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Business and Community |

With funding from governor's office, StepUp & StartUp program has matched 50 UNLV students with local tech companies. 

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Arts and Culture |

For Sphere’s first design contest, celebrating the 4th of July, two winners from Art, Architecture, Film, Engineering, and Mathematics will have their designs showcased on the Exosphere.

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Research |

Ph.D. student Keoni Castellano's research explores how epidemics start and how we might end them.

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Campus News |

Jorge Reyes touted the importance of diversifying the field at the Graduate College's annual Inspiration, Innovation, Impact event.  

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People |

Graduate Michael Schwob, recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, began racking up accomplishments by connecting with his instructors.

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People |

An enduring commencement tradition continues this spring as UNLV president honors seven outstanding students who exemplify the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Mathematical Sciences In The News

Science Daily

The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, visited by millions of admirers each year. So, naturally, you'd think that all of its rock layers had been studied and named. But you'd be wrong.

Science Mag

The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, visited by millions of admirers each year. So, naturally, you’d think that all of its rock layers had been studied and named. But you’d be wrong.

Las Vegas Sun

Last week, readers of the Sun got a treat in being introduced to Adugna “Adu” Siweya, one of the Las Vegas Valley’s outstanding college graduates this spring. Inspirational stories Siweya's make college graduation season a special time in Las Vegas, an annual reminder of the remarkable minds in our community, and the commitment of students to academic achievement.

U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Ming-Wei Wu drives his son and daughter to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and escorts them to and from classes.

Popular Mechanics

Dedicating years of schooling to pursue higher math degrees may help solve certain problems, but does it make any difference for something as simple as cutting your grass? To find out, I spent the week discussing the mathematics of lawn mowing with my colleagues at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review Journal

When the chemotherapy took her hair and her energy, Hazel Jackson was at the front of a classroom, teaching her students.

Recent Mathematical Sciences Accomplishments

UNLV repeated their first place win in racquetball for Corporate Challenge. Congratulations to the team! Erica Marti (Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction) - 1st place, women's singles; Venki Muthukumar (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Sid Raich (Social and Behavioral Health) - 1st place, men's doubles; Adam Koebke (…
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Mathematical Sciences) presented the paper, "Affinity Between Mathematics and Hinduism," at the annual meeting of American Academy of Religion/Western Region, a multidisciplinary conference. The meeting was held at UNLV on March 15-17, 2024. The paper is available upon request.
Ali Balooch and Zhijian Wu (both Mathematical Sciences) had a peer-reviewed article published in Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications. Abstract: "Applications and findings involving the norm of the weighted Dirichlet space D_alpha are steadily being discovered. There are notable characterizations of D_alpha through…
Farhad Shokoohi (Mathematical Sciences) and team from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran, recently had their article, "Analyzing aberrant DNA methylation in Colorectal cancer uncovered intangible heterogeneity of gene effects in the survival time of patients," accepted for publication in Scientific Reports. The study employs advanced…
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Mathematical Sciences) gave a talk titled, "Who Cares About Bhaskar?," was the title of the online talk given on Oct. 18 under the aegis of the 7th annual Aryabhatt Lecture Series. It was organized by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (India).  
Jichun Li (Mathematical Sciences) and his Ph.D. student, Li Zhu, published a paper, "Analysis and Application of Two Novel Finite Element Methods for Solving Ziolkowski’s PML Model in the Integro-Differential Form," in SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (the top journal in Computational Mathematics). They also published "A new time-domain finite…