John Shareshian studies problems in combinatorics that arise in or have consequences for other fields of mathematics. Combinatorics is the study of discrete, typically finite, mathematical structures.

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## National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Math Department's John McCarthy

*John McCarthy has received a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study Operator Theory and Applications. Here is a description of the grant from the abstract:Operator Theory and Applications*

## It's a Tie for the Missouri Collegiate Mathematics Competition!

## Putnam Mathematical Competition

## WHOA-PSI

The Workshop on Higher-Order Asymptotics and Post-Selection Inference (WHOA-PSI) will take place September 30 - October 2, 2016 on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

## Mathematics Meets Music

## Holmes receives NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship

Irina Holmes, currently a Hale Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech, received an NSF postdoctoral fellowship for her work in Harmonic Analysis. She will spend 2016-2018 at Washington University, working with sponsoring scientist Brett Wick.

## Pascoe receives NSF Postodoctoral Fellowship

## IWOTA 2016

The International Workshop on Operator Theory and its Applications (IWOTA) will take place July 18-22, 2016 on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

## Collaborative research in geometric numerical analysis

Collaborative research in geometric numerical analysis (Ari Stern, Simons). The cross-disciplinary topic of geometric numerical analysis lies at the intersection of geometry, analysis, and computation.