## SCNTD Conference

The Southern California Number Theory Day (SCNTD) will be hosted at UCSD on February 14, 2015 in the AP&M building. Visit the SCNTD website for more information.

The Southern California Number Theory Day (SCNTD) will be hosted at UCSD on February 14, 2015 in the AP&M building. Visit the SCNTD website for more information.

Cristian D. Popescu was awarded one of the 2015 Simons Fellowships in Mathematics by the Simons Foundation. Professor Popescu will spend the 2015-2016 academic year as a Simons Fellow at Harvard University.

The 22nd Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar (SCGAS) will be held at UCSD on February 7-8, 2015. This is an annual meeting which rotates between UCI and UCSD.

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Physical Sciences Dean's Undergraduate Award for Excellence recipients in Mathematics: Victor Balcer, Steven Gagniere, Jonathan Haapala, Chenzhi Li, Feifei Peng, Neeraj Vipin Sapra, Meredith Quicho, and Zhongzhong Xu.

On Thursday April 3rd and Friday April 4th, the UCSD Department of Mathematics will host its annual Open House for prospective graduate students who have been admitted for Fall 2015. The schedule of events is packed with two days of activities for prospective mathematics Ph.D. students. Program information is now available. Attendance restricted to invited students.

The New Undergraduate Math Orientation will take place Tuesday, September 30.

Freshmen Orientation - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Transfer Orientation - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Orientations will be taking place in room B402A in the APM basement.

**2:00pm** • AP&M 7421

**Grzegorz Banaszak**

Divisibility in K--groups and classical conjectures in Number Theory

Math 209 - Number Theory

**2:00pm** • AP&M 7421

**David Meyer**

Nonlinear Schrodinger equations and computation

Geometry, Mechanics and Control Seminar

**4:00pm** • AP&M 6402

**Burkhard Wilking**

Some new curvature identities and applications to Ricci flow invariant curvature conditions

Colloquium

**10:00am** • AP&M 6402

**Takashi Kumagai**

Heat kernel estimates and local CLT for random walk among random conductances with a power-law tail near zero

Probability Seminar

Computational Optimization, Semidefinite Programming, Multivariate Polynomial Minimization

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