*03/28/2019
-* When will workplaces across the United States have an equal split between men and women in their ranks? Twenty years? Maybe 40? According to a mathematical model created by a research assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, the answer to that question in some professions could be never—unless interventions occur.

# News

*01/18/2019 -*The University of Illinois is moving forward with plans to expand its leadership in the mathematical sciences by constructing a new building west of the Main Quad by 2022 and renovating Altgeld Hall by 2024.*01/08/2019 -*Jean Bourgain, IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, passed away in Bonheiden, Belgium, on December 22 at the age of 64.*11/20/2018 -*Everyone is familiar with knots. There are simple knots, such as those we master when we’re five-year-olds learning to tie our shoelaces.*11/12/2018 -*What if robots weren’t so, well, robotic? What if they could jimmy and jive just like humans? That is the fundamental idea behind a project involving Yuliy Baryshnikov, a professor in Mathematics and Electrical and Computing Engineering, who seeks to help create a robot whose movements more closely mimic that of living creatures.*08/31/2018 -*Plans for a new statewide innovation network to accelerate job creation and economic growth include building a world-class center devoted to the fast-growing field of data science, U of I System officials announced on August 29, 2018. The data science center will be created by replacing the university’s Illini Hall with a state-of-the-art classroom and research facility focused on creating knowledge through statistics, data analysis, and machine learning.*07/17/2018 -*The Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce that Ken Fine and Rebecca Canary have established an endowment to support semester-long visits of distinguished mathematicians to our department. These mathematicians will be known as the Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Visiting Professor in Mathematics in honor of Professor Trjitzinsky, who was Ken's Ph.D. thesis advisor.*06/22/2018 -*The University of Illinois Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has received the 2018 AWM Student Chapter Award for Community Outreach, awarded by the Association for Women in Mathematics in recognition of their outstanding engagement with the local community.*04/23/2018 -*The Department of Mathematics Alumni Awards recognize exceptional alumni and we are pleased to announce the 2018 recipients.*03/22/2018 -*IGL students Cora McVey, Anna Chlopecki, Tejo Nutalapati, Alan Zhou give a great talk about "The Four Color Theorem - Solving a 124 Year Old Problem" in the Champaign County History Museum Monthly Speaker Series.*03/22/2018 -*Richard Sowers, professor of mathematics and industrial and enterprise systems engineering, along with a team of students have developed an algorithm which will help streamline the workforce of hig*12/12/2017 -*Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Mathematics Alumni Awards to recognize our exceptional alumni. The application process is simple and open to all. We encourage you to nominate someone you know for this honor. The award categories include Outstanding Professional Achievement and Outstanding Recent Alumni.*12/07/2017 -*To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the proof of the Four Color Theorem, and as a part of the 2017 sesquicentennial celebration of the founding of the University of Illinois, the Illinois Mathemat*12/05/2017 -*The Illinois Geometry Lab hosted a Four Color-themed Open House for K-12 students and community members on Saturday, November 4 in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.*11/03/2017 -*The Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce that Professor Steve Bradlow has been selected to the 2018 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).