*Abstract: Contact and symplectic topology are branches of mathematics that are motivated by Physics, specifically by classical mechanics and thermodyn*

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## Professor Rachel Roberts Receives an NSF Grant for Collaborative Research on Taut Foliations and Contact Topology

## Assistant Professor Job Opening

The Mathematics Department of Washington University in St. Louis, MO, has two openings for tenure track Assistant Professor in mathematics, to begin August 2017.

## PI John Shareshian's NSF Grant

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.

## 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.