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Nancy Scherich, a Ph.D. student in the Mathematics Department at UCSB, has won Science Magazine's annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest.  Her entry illustrated her research into braid group theory through aerial interpretive dance.  Click through to the complete article for a YouTube video of her performance.  Congratulations, Nancy!

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  5. braid groups

From left to right: Danielle Nagy, Undergraduate Advisor; Medina Price, Graduate Advisor; Ana Pacheco, Academic & Financial Affairs Assistant

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Professor Yitang Zhang has been recognized with a Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) 2018 Award program.
 
This award is used to honour persons who serve as role models and a source of inspiration for Asian American engineers and scientists. Previous Distinguished Award recipients (a total of 35 in the last fifteen years) include Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Manjul Bhargava 2014 Fields Medalist and Dr. Henry Yang, our chancellor.
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The department is  delighted to announce a very generous contribution from David Hyde. David received his B.S. in Mathematics from UCSB and attributes much of his professional and personal success to his experiences as a math major.  While at UCSB, David completed a math research project on knot theory and enjoyed a number of math courses, including the graph theory and abstract algebra sequences.  David is grateful for the mentorship, teaching, and research opportunities provided by the department, and he's very excited to help support the next generation of UCSB mathematicians with a scholarship, the details of which will be announced soon.
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