# Spotlight

*The Annals of Mathematics* has accepted for publication the paper “On the non-existence of elements of Kervaire invariant one”, co-authored by professor Doug Ravenel.

# Latest news

# Professor Dinesh Thakur chosen as AMS Fellow

Professor Dinesh Thakur has been chosen as a Fellow of the AMS for the 2017 class.

# Naomi Jochnowitz honored by local women’s organization

Associate Professor Naomi Jochnowitz was named a finalist for the 2016 Rochester Women’s Network “W” award.

# Carl Mueller named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Professor Carl Mueller has been named to the 2016 class of Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

# Sevak Mkrtchyan awarded Simons grant

Congratulations to UR Math assistant professor Sevak Mkrtchyan, who has been awarded a Collaboration Grant from the Simons Foundation. The five-year, $35,000 grant will allow Sevak to pursue his research on the plane partitions model and related issues.

# Upcoming events

### Thursday, April 27th, 2017

- 12:00 PM
- 5:00 PM
**Graduate Student Seminar**

Galois Groups of Iterated Quadratic Rational Maps whose Critical Orbits Collide

George Grell, University of RochesterHylan 1106A

### Friday, April 28th, 2017

- 10:00 AM
**Thesis Defense**

On a finite field analog of the bilinear spherical averaging operator

Daniel Rubery (U of R)Hylan 305 - 11:00 AM
**Thesis Defense**

Analogoues of the Erdos integer distance principle in vector spaces over finite fields.

Benjamin Dees (U of R)Hylan 305

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