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Vaughan Jones Visits IPAM

Posted on 5/25/18 in News

Fields Medalist Vaughan Jones visited IPAM on May 1 and 2, 2018 to give the Green Family Lectures and participate in the IPAM workshop, Approximation Properties in Operator Algebras and Ergodic Theory.  Jones’s first talk, “What is it about the Plane” introduced the notion of […]

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Bertozzi, Tavaré Elected into National Academy of Sciences

Posted on 5/2/18 in News

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) elected 84 new members and 21 foreign associates on May 1, 2018.  As noted on the NAS website, members are chosen for their distinguished and continuing achievements in their original research.  This membership is one of the highest honors […]

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Chan Appointed KAUST President

Posted on 4/30/18 in News

On September 1, 2018, IPAM cofounder Dr. Tony Chan will become the third president of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).  According to KAUST’s Board Chairman, H.E. Khalid Al-Falih, “His [Chan’s] outstanding record as a leader in higher education and innovation will help […]

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A Few Self-Driving Cars Can Dramatically Improve Traffic Flow

Posted on 4/27/18 in Research Articles

The presence of just a few autonomous vehicles can eliminate the stop-and-go driving of the human drivers in traffic. Under normal circumstances, human drivers naturally create stop-and-go traffic, even in the absence of bottlenecks, lane changes, merges or other disruptions. A small percentage of autonomous […]

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