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New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences is a leading center for research and education in mathematics and computer science. For seventy-five years, we have contributed to U.S. and international science and engineering by promoting an integrated view of mathematics and computation.   [Read More]

News & Announcements


Leif Ristroph is awarded the George E. Valley, Jr. Prize!

The Courant Institute is pleased to announce that Leif Ristroph (Mathematics and the Applied Math Lab) has won the George E. Valley, Jr. Prize of the American Physical Society, in recognition for outstanding scientific contributions being made in the early stages of his scientific career. … [more]


Simons Investigator

Subhash Khot has been named a Simons Investigator in Theoretical Computer Science by the Simons Foundation. … [more]


Sad news of Prof. Robert Dewar

Professor Emeritus Robert Dewar has died at the age of 70. Robert was a faculty member in the Computer Science department from 1975 until his retirement in 2005 and was chair of the department from 1978 to 1980. … [more]

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Seminars and Events

Monday, October 05, 2015

Mathematics Colloquium, 3:45PM, WWH 1302
Title: Who Will save fusion- Harry Potter, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shaquille O'Neal, or Donald Trump?
Jeffrey Freidberg, MIT
***Colloquium Tea Preceding Talks 3:15-3:45 pm in the lounge (13th floor).

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Title: Modeling cell calcium dynamics on fine spatio-temporal scales: comparison of deterministic and stochastic approaches, and novel steady-state "nano-domain" approximations
Victor Matveev, NJIT
Special Applied Mathematics Seminar, 2:00PM, WWH 101
Title: Physical Aspects of Spindle Assembly
Daniel Needleman, Harvard
Algebraic Geometry Seminar, 3:30PM, WWH 1314
Title: Counterexamples to the local-to-global principle for rational points in low dimension
Alexei Skorobogatov, Imperial College, London
Geometry Seminar, 6:00PM, WWH 1314
Title: An Exposition of the Green-Tao Paper “On Sets Defining Few Ordinary Lines"
Jon Lenchner, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Atmosphere Ocean Science Colloquium, 3:30PM, WWH 1302
Title: Nuclear Famine: The Threat to Humanity From Nuclear Weapons
Alan ROBOCK, Rutgers University

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