Fermat's Last Theorem - Sir Andrew Wiles, the first person to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, presented a wonderful Presidential Lecture entitled "The Story of an Equation" at Rice on November 11. We were privileged to have some time with him during a Departmental Tea that afternoon.
Photos of the Tea with Sir Andrew
Lecture photos and slides
Summer Workshop for Young Women - This summer we hosted the Rice University Mathematical Institute for Young Women sponsored by NSF and organized by Dr. Shelly Harvey. This is the first year of a 5-year commitment to hold the Institute to encourage young women to consider a career in mathematics.
NSF CAREER Grant - Shelly Harvey, assistant professor of mathematics has won one of only 8 CAREER grants awarded by NSF in the field of core mathematics.