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Tags: Fields medal

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 1:25pm
Finding a proof for a mathematical conjecture – a strong guess illuminating a way forward – has helped shape the course of mathematical history. The mathematics world recently celebrated the achievements of a proof that proved a conjecture partially formulated by UGA faculty member Valery Alexeev. Professor Caucher Birkar of the University of Cambridge was awarded the 2018 Fields medal, widely considered to be an equivalent of a Nobel prize for…
Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:55am
The work of Lamar Dodd School of Art assistant professor of drawing and painting Benjamin Britton was reviewed in Art in America earlier this year: Like many other artists whose works “hover between abstraction and representation”—pick your cliché—Britton employs elements from both ends of that spectrum. At first, the paintings, all oil on canvas over panel, appear overwhelmingly abstract. Yet landscapes, maps, decorative objects, figures and…

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