Melvin Leok Receives Lattimer Research Fellow

Congratulations to Melvin Leok on receiving the George W. and Carol A. Lattimer Research Fellowship. The award is designed to support innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and cross-disciplinary initiatives to generate new ideas and research areas.

April 16, 2024

Jacques Verstraete receives 2024 Frontiers of Science Award in Mathematics

Congratulations to Jacques Verstraete for being selected by the International Congress of Basic Sciences as a recipient of the 2024 Frontiers of Science Award in Mathematics. Instituted in 2023 under the auspices of the ICBS and sponsored by the City of Beijing and the Yanqi Lake Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Application (BIMSA), the FSA recognizes groundbreaking research through recent papers that have made significant breakthroughs in their respective fields. Nominations for the award are open to researchers worldwide, with a panel of esteemed experts reviewing and shortlisting candidates across various research areas. Winners are then selected by a Global Committee appointed by the ICBS. The awardees are invited to accept the honor in person at the ICBS event held in July 2024 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. In 2023, a total of one hundred thirty-two awards were presented across Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, and Theoretical Computer and Information Sciences. For further details, please refer to:

April 15, 2024

Amir Mohammadi honored with 2024 Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems

Congratulations to Amir Mohammadi for being honored with the prestigious 2024 Brin Prize in Dynamical Systems. Sponsored by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and established in honor of Michael Brin, a retired math professor from the University of Maryland renowned for his work in dynamical systems, this esteemed prize recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field. Notably, the recipient must be within 14 years of receiving their PhD. Since its inception in 2008, the Brin Prize has been awarded biennially until 2017, after which it became an annual event. As of this year, there have been thirteenth recipients of this award, with some past awardees subsequently going on to receive the Fields Medal, one of the highest honors in mathematics. For more information, please visit:

April 15, 2024

Professor Ruth Williams received an honorary Doctor of Science

On December 11, 2023, Ruth Williams received an honorary Doctor of Science from the University Of Melbourne, Australia. View list of honorary degree holders here.

December 11, 2023

SEW Srivatsav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli receives UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research

Congratulations to Srivatsav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli on receiving UCLA Chancellor's Award!

November 14, 2023

Congratulations to Freddie Manners - Proof of the 'Polynomial Freiman--Ruzsa Conjecture' (conjectured by K. Marton)

Tim Gowers, Ben Green, Freddie Manners and Terry Tao have now solved it over a field of characteristic 2. Congratulations! Read more

November 13, 2023

UC San Diego Math Graduate Program - US News Top 5 "Best Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics Programs"

During the last fifteen years, the combinatorics group at UCSD has consistently ranked in the top six by the US News and World Report. It is currently ranked No. 5 (up from No. 6) in the 2023 graduate rankings.

October 24, 2023

UC San Diego Math Graduate Program - US News Top 10 "Best Algebra/Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry Programs"

Rankings of doctoral programs in the sciences published in 2023 were based solely on the results of surveys sent to academic officials in fall 2022 and early 2023 in chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, and physics. View rankings at US News.

September 27, 2023

Congratulations to Zhouli Xu as a recent recipient of the Frontiers of Science Awards

Congratulations to Zhouli Xu as a recent recipient of the Frontiers of Science Awards at the Inaugural International Congress of Basic Science (ICBS) Conference. Read more.

July 20, 2023

Significant breakthrough in Ramsey Theory

Professor Jacques Verstraete and his former postdoc, Sam Matteus recently achieved a significant breakthrough in Ramsey Theory.  Article: Mathematicians Discover Novel Way to Predict Structure in Graphs.  Congratulations Jacques and Sam!

June 22, 2023