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Daniel Malawsky Awarded Churchill Scholarship

February 28, 2020

Daniel Malawsky, a UNC senior majoring in biostatistics and mathematics, is one of 15 American scholars who were selected for the Churchill Scholarship by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. The scholarship will provide funding for him to … Continued

Katrina Morgan Recommended for NSF Postdoc Fellowship

January 28, 2020

We are excited to announce to Katrina Morgan (2019 Ph.D.) has been recommended for a prestigious National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MSPRF or “NSF postdoc” for short). Her proposed postdoctoral mentor is Jared Wunsch at Northwestern University. … Continued

Discovering a new fundamental underwater force

January 7, 2020

A team of mathematicians from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Brown University has discovered a new phenomenon that generates a fluidic force capable of moving and binding particles immersed in density-layered fluids. The breakthrough offers an … Continued

New Revelations in Nepal – Front Page News!

December 12, 2019

An interdisciplinary team of Carolina researchers recently returned to the Himalayas to continue studying the effects of climate change on Buddhist holy lakes. A major goal: To retrieve data from instruments they installed 15 months ago. Read about Rich McLaughlin … Continued

Mark McCombs Featured in The Daily Tarheel

September 5, 2019

Mark McCombs, an exhibiting artist and professor in the Department of Mathematics, combines math, fractals and origami to create unique paper sculptures and 2D images. McCombs is restructuring the first-year seminar he teaches to reflect what he learned while exhibiting … Continued

Mastering the art of math

August 7, 2019

Our very own, Mark McCombs, was featured in the University Gazette! “I want to try to help people believe that math isn’t just numbers. Math is a way of interacting with your environment,” McCombs said. When you take a look at … Continued

Peter Mucha and Andrew Hinton Awarded Gilliam Fellowship

August 5, 2019

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded grants to 44 doctoral adviser-student pairs to improve faculty mentoring skills, support new scientific leaders, and foster diversity and inclusion in science. A good scientific mentor can help students navigate different career paths … Continued

Well Said: Fighting for Women in Math

July 29, 2019

When Katrina Morgan explains to people that she studies math as a doctoral candidate in the College of Arts & Sciences, they often respond unfavorably, saying they just “aren’t a math person.” “You wouldn’t just say, “Oh, I’m not a … Continued