East Antarctic rifting triggers uplift of the Gamburtsev Mountains

first_imgThe Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains are the least understood tectonic feature on Earth, because they are completely hidden beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. Their high elevation and youthful Alpine topography, combined with their location on the East Antarctic craton, creates a paradox that has puzzled researchers since the mountains were discovered in 19581. The preservation of Alpine topography in the Gamburtsevs2 may reflect extremely low long-term erosion rates beneath the ice sheet3, but the mountains’ origin remains problematic. Here we present the first comprehensive view of the crustal architecture and uplift mechanisms for the Gamburtsevs, derived from radar, gravity and magnetic data. The geophysical data define a 2,500-km-long rift system in East Antarctica surrounding the Gamburtsevs, and a thick crustal root4 beneath the range. We propose that the root formed during the Proterozoic assembly of interior East Antarctica (possibly about 1 Gyr ago), was preserved as in some old orogens5, 6 and was rejuvenated during much later Permian (roughly 250 Myr ago) and Cretaceous (roughly 100 Myr ago) rifting. Much like East Africa7, the interior of East Antarctica is a mosaic of Precambrian provinces affected by rifting processes. Our models show that the combination of rift-flank uplift, root buoyancy and the isostatic response to fluvial and glacial erosion explains the high elevation and relief of the Gamburtsevs. The evolution of the Gamburtsevs demonstrates that rifting and preserved orogenic roots can produce broad regions of high topography in continental interiors without significantly modifying the underlying Precambrian lithosphere.last_img read more

USS Cowpens Flight Deck Stands Ready

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Cowpens Flight Deck Stands Ready USS Cowpens Flight Deck Stands Ready Share this article PHILIPPINE SEA -Ticonderoga guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) flight deck crew have been operating non-stop during daylight hours in support of Operation Damayan.Damayan, which translates to “to help those in need” in Tagalog, has been the Cowpens’ focus in the aftermath of super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.The flight deck crew has contributed to Operation Damayan by providing a ready deck and flexing to planned and unplanned flight quarters up to ten times a day. Cowpens has served as a “lily-pad” for all Navy helicopters in the area, enabling continuous operations by providing critical support and fuel.“I am really glad to be here, even though we are not boots on ground in the mix right now,” said Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Matias Diaz. “I am glad that my boots are on the flight deck because I know every bird that we land, refuel, and launch can fly a little bit further and a little bit longer to help those in need.”The flight deck crew has been manned and ready for more than 120 deck landings in the heat and humidity of the Philippine Sea. Their efforts enable the U.S. Navy, Philippine Navy, and U.S. Agency for International Development leadership embarked on Cowpens the freedom of movement to travel and assess affected areas.“We are glad to be out here doing out part, doing whatever we can to help all of the people suffering,” said Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Mark Cross.All of the flight deck crew’s combined efforts ensure that the helicopters can support the people of the Philippines with food, water and medical evacuation services.Cowpens has been critical in the Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief efforts between the Republic of the Philippines, the Department of Defense and USAID, supporting nongovernmental organizations and international partners, and has served as the flagship for Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, Commander for the Joint Force Maritime Component of Joint Task Force 505.[mappress]Press Release, November 25, 2013; Image: US Navy November 25, 2013last_img read more

HMAS Success Boards Two Fishing Vessels

first_img February 23, 2015 Australian Navy’s replenishment oiler HMAS Success recently completed two maritime engagement operations with local fisherman off the Arabian Sea.After completing a replenishment at sea with HMS Kent under Combined Task Force 53 tasking, HMAS Success began patrolling the area in support of Combined Task Force 150.During a morning surface search mission the following day, the ship’s Seahawk helicopter reported the first of the vessels. The boat was reported stopped dead in the water, not displaying a flag, with fishing gear onboard and several small skiff boats in the area suggesting it to be the mother of a fishing troop.At around 2pm local time the ship’s boarding team approached a Shu’ai dhow for flag verification.The dhow’s crew was very receptive and the master invited the team onboard, who confirmed the safety of the vessel after a quick sweep. The Boarding Officer spoke with the master of the vessel and confirmed it was registered to an Omani fishing company.Combined Maritime Forces ships board dhows regularly, the ship’s master explained that the patrols make them feel safe to continue their trade.Commanding Officer Success Captain Justin Jones said that maritime engagements such as these help to foster good relations with the local merchant vessels.Within an hour of returning, the boarding team were required to conduct another flag verification boarding of a similar vessel reported from the aircraft during their afternoon search. The second boarding went as smoothly as the first, with similar findings. The master of this fishing dhow, Mr Mohammad Shaharb, said this was the first time his vessel had been boarded but he felt safer for the experience.Success’s role in the Middle East Region is varied as it can assist with anti-terrorism and anti-smuggling operations by means of boardings and aircraft surface searches, while fulfilling its primary tasking of providing fuel and stores to other ships via underway and vertical replenishments at sea.Operation MANITOU is the Australian Defence Force’s contribution to maritime security, stability and prosperity in the region. Success is due to return from deployment in May this year.[mappress mapid=”15197″]Image: Australian Navy View post tag: two Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Success Boards Two Fishing Vessels View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Arabian Sea View post tag: middle east View post tag: fishing View post tag: HMAS Successcenter_img View post tag: Boards View post tag: Naval View post tag: vessels HMAS Success Boards Two Fishing Vessels Authorities View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Full-Time Tenure Track

first_imgDescriptionInterested in a career at Columbia Basin College? Join ourteam! From our distinguished faculty to our dedicated staff,CBC is committed to our vision to be the educational home thattransforms students’ lives through economic and social mobility. Weseek to attract and retain engaged and dynamic individuals who arecommitted to helping all students be successful in accomplishingtheir goals and who will contribute to an exciting workenvironment. We value high quality instruction and student learningexperiences that foster diversity, equity and inclusion in theclassroom and expand into our local and global communities. Wecelebrate diversity in all its forms and believe that our manyunique perspectives make us stronger.Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? CBC seeksan outstanding and enthusiastic individual who can teach a widerange of courses in Chemistry. This is a full-time, tenure trackposition in the Math & Science Division at CBC. The selectedcandidate must be prepared to instruct a range of chemistry coursesespecially those involving Introductory Chemistry, GeneralChemistry and Introductory Organic Chemistry. Additionally, labsections including those corresponding to lecture courses taught byother faculty, will be required.This position will report to the Dean for Math and Science.CBC Faculty and Staff respect and work effectively with diversestudents, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate thatpromotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverselearning environment, and equitable access and educationalachievement for all students.GENERAL QUALITIES DESIRED:Passion for teaching and a commitment to student success;Commitment to the community college mission;Commitment to shared governance and staying current in one’sdiscipline;Willingness to become involved in campus activities beyondone’s discipline;Willingness to teach with a variety of methods, includingeLearning and instructional innovations;Ability to teach individuals from diverse backgroundseffectively;Ability to pursue scholarly endeavors in area of expertise;andAbility and willingness to participate in the design andmeasurement of learning outcomes and institutional effectivenessefforts. Master’s degree in Chemistry from an institutionally accreditedcollege or university ;Significant breadth of experience with chemicalinstrumentation;College-level teaching experience (i.e., teachingassistantship, fellowship or other similar experience); andExperience with computer applications for instructionalpurposes.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Ph.D. in Chemistry from an institutionally accredited collegeor university ;One (1) year of college-level teaching experience;Experience with eLearning techniques and modalities such asweb-supported courses, hybrid courses or other distance learningapplications.GENERAL INTERVIEW INFORMATION:Only completed applications submitted on or before the priorityconsideration date are guaranteed to be reviewed for this position.The interview process generally consists of an in-person or Zoom(video conference) initial interview, with top candidates selectedfor an on-campus interview. Those top candidates traveling from adistance of 200 miles or more will be provided travel expenses suchas flight, per diem, etc. Those candidates traveling less than 200miles, but more than 75 miles, will receive mileage at the IRSrate. Mileage calculations are determined by distance between thecity in which the candidate lives and Pasco, WA using MapQuest. TheCollege reserves the right to make changes to the process for anemergency hire or under exceptional circumstances as determined bythe College.TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:This position is available September 1, 2021 to coincide with theregular tenure track probationary cycle for the 2021-2022Instructional Year. Tenure review is a system in which the facultymember is evaluated as a candidate for tenure under the College’stenure review process and Chapter 28B.50 RCW. Schedule varies;assignment may include evening and weekend classes.PROCESS NOTE:Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal recordhistory will be conducted. Information from the background checkwill not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered indetermining the applicant’s suitability and competence to performin the position.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educationaland work environment, and in order to meet the requirements offederal legislation, it is the policy of the College to maintain analcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees andstudents.If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity anddocumentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization towork in this position as required by the Immigration Reform ControlAct of 1986.Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmativeaction plan and encourages applications from persons of color,women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human ResourcesOffice is accessible to those with disabilities. If you needaccommodation in application or employment, contact the HumanResources Office at (509) 542-4740.OTHER JOB ELEMENTS:The physical demands and working conditions described below arerepresentative of those that must be met and may be encountered byan incumbent when performing the essential functions of theposition. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions.PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this position, the employee isfrequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate,reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility,including the use of step stools in order to retrieve archivedmaterials. Duties may involve moving materials weighing up to 25pounds on a regular basis such as papers, files, boxes, equipment,computers, etc., and rarely requires moving materials weighing over25 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50%of the work period while operating equipment such as computerkeyboard, monitor, projector, calculator, printer, and standardoffice equipment.WORKING CONDITIONSWork environment includes classroom, lab, or other setting asappropriate. Typical lab environment with exposure to odors, heatsources, and potentially hazardous chemicals and pathogenicmicroorganisms. Work location may be subject to minimal chemicalexposure. All faculty are asked to complete lab safety training.The noise level in the work area is typical of similar environmentswith personal interruptions and background noises.UNION CLAUSE:This is a bargaining unit position represented by the Associationfor Higher Education (AHE). The base salary for this position is $61,157 for a 176-day contractover the Instructional Year (Fall/Winter/Spring Quarters).Additional compensation may be available for assignment of summerquarter courses or courses taught outside of the full-time positionduring fall, winter and spring quarters.Relocation expenses are considered for the employment offer for thesuccessful candidate if the candidate relocates to the Tri-Citiesarea from outside of a 175-mile radius.This position is open until filled. Priority consideration willbe given to applicants whose application has been received byJanuary 17, 2021 11:59 PM PDT.Primary Responsibilities Develop, prepare, and teach a broad range of college-approvedcourses in accordance with approved course descriptions and classschedules (includes the use of multimedia technology in theclassroom);Develop syllabi and reading lists for each course taught andupdate annually; participate in departmental/divisionalresponsibilities in the selection of texts and related teachingresources;Maintain a minimum of five (5) regularly scheduled office hourseach week at times that provide reasonable opportunities forstudents to meet with faculty;Maintain, submit, and retain accurate academic records,including verification of class rosters and student grades, bydates requested by the College and to comply with state and federalrecords retention laws;Orient students at the beginning of each class to syllabi andaddenda, subject to subsequent modification and notice tostudents;Assess student learning outcomes, engage in timelyinteraction/feedback/grading to support student success and meetcourse outcomes;Provide students with appropriate learning resources tofacilitate student success in achieving course outcomes, programoutcomes, and appropriate College-wide Student LearningOutcomes;Demonstrate multicultural competence including an awareness andunderstanding of historically disadvantaged populations, andcreating an educational environment that affirms commitment todiversity, equity and inclusion;Engage in shared governance by participating in department,division and College committees and assisting in the formulation ofpolicy pertaining to educational programs;Participate in commencement ceremonies, wearing academic robes,unless excused by the President;Develop and attend professional improvement activities in orderto maintain contact with one’s academic discipline, includingteaching/learning processes and/or development of knowledge inone’s field of specialization;Participate in outreach activities to promote educationalprograms;Participate in special College projects, surveys, andstudies;Assist in the preparation of reports as needed by College units(e.g., Student Services, Grants Office, Athletic Department,Institutional Effectiveness) and by the College in general (e.g.,for accreditations, program review and so forth);Develop new instructional materials, techniques, courseofferings or major revisions of the same;Participate in community service activities consistent with theCollege’s mission;Participate in student career development in related advisingor mentoring activities and special retention programs; andAttend College-mandated trainings, professional developmentactivities and/or meetings. 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Vanderburgh County Democratic Party Calendar of Events 8/2/2016

first_imgFriday,September 9thGolf Scramble1:00 PMShotgun Start2016 Labor Temple Golf ScrambleLocation: Boonville Country Club – 5244 IN-61  – Boonville, IN$75 per individual – $300 per foursome – $425 for Foursome and Hole SponsorFor more information, contact Madi Goebel @ (812) 422-2552 Sunday,August 7thParade12:30 PMWalk with Team Gregg at StrassenfestLocation: Jasper, INContact Cory Ray @ (812) 626-2332 or [email protected] for more details Saturday,September 10thFundraiserTBARick Riney for Perry Township Trustee Annual Fish FryDetails TBA Thursday,August 25thFundraiser5:30 PM – 7:30 PMShannon Edwards for Recorder Trivia & Tacos FundraiserLocation: FOP – 801 Court St – Evansville, IN$100 per team of 4 Wednesday,August 17thFundraiserTBDSteve Melcher for County Commissioner FundraiserDetails TBD Wednesday,October 26thMeeting6:00 PMVanderburgh County Democrat Club MeetingLocation: FOP – 801 Court St  – Evansville, IN Wednesday,August 31stMeeting6:00 PMVanderburgh County Democrat Club MeetingLocation: FOP – 801 Court St  – Evansville, IN Thursday,August 18thFundraiser5:30 PM – 7:00 PMIndiana House Democratic Caucus Fundraiser with Hosts Ryan Hatfield, Dave Wedding, Gail Riecken, & Eric WIlliamsLocation: Turoni’s Pizza – 8011 Bell Oak Drive – Newburgh, IN 47630Suggested Contribution: $75 Entrance, $200 Friend of the Caucus, $500 Host Thursday,August 4thJJ Dinner5:00 PMVanderburgh County Jefferson-Jackson DinnerLocation: Tropicana Evansville – 421 NW Riverside Dr  – Evansville, INPrecinct Leaders: $25 per person or $40 per couple.General Admission: $75 – VIP Admission: $125Table Sponsorship: $1,500Special Guests: US Senator Joe Donnelly, Attorney General Candidate Lorenzo Arredondo,  Indiana Party Chairman John Zody. with the Keynote Address by Lt. Governor Candidate Christina HaleTo purchase tickets, visit www.vanderburghdems.com or call (812) 464-9100 Monday,August 15thFundraiser5:30 PM – 7:00 PMFundraiser & Wine Tasting for Ben Shoulders for County Commissioner Hosted by Amy & Jim BackLocation: Jim Back’s Office – 216 SE Riverside Dr – Evansville, IN 47708Cost: $100 per person, $250 Co-Host Wednesday,September 28thMeeting6:00 PMVanderburgh County Democrat Club MeetingLocation: FOP – 801 Court St  – Evansville, IN Wednesday,November 30thMeeting6:00 PMVanderburgh County Democrat Club MeetingLocation: FOP – 801 Court St  – Evansville, IN FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgA Mass of Christian Burial was held April 8 at Saints Peter & Paul Church, Hoboken, for Dorothy Brennan. She died at home in Mountainside on April 2. Born in Jersey City, Dorothy lived her early life in Hoboken and was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy. An employee of the Moore-McCormick shipping company, she was an active volunteer during World War II. She married her husband, Owen, in 1952 and raised her family in North Bergen, retiring to Manchester in 1985. Owen predeceased Dorothy in December, 2016. Dorothy was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. An ardent Catholic, she was a member of the Rosary Societies of St. Joseph’s of the Palisades Church in West New York and St. John’s Parish in Manchester. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Kathleen, and her husband Gerald Zukowski, her two sons, John and his wife, Katherine (Pokluda) and Thomas and his wife Nicole (Amato). Dorothy was exceptionally proud of and deeply loved by her grandchildren, Alexis, Sarah, and Keith Zukowski and Kyle, Kelly, and Jaclyn Brennan, and her great-grandson, Kaiden Brennan.Services arranged by the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, Hoboken.last_img read more

Writers at Risk

first_imgIt is June 29, 2004, in St. Petersburg, Russia.Magazine writer Maksim Maksimov, investigating police corruption, gets a tip. He follows an informant to an apartment on Furshtatskaya Street.Five men are waiting there. Seizing Maksimov, they beat him, then choke him to death. They wrap his body in plastic, stuff it into the trunk of a car, and drive to a forest nearby. The body is never found.Maria Yulikova, a freelance Russian journalist now studying at Tufts University, told the story of the 41-year-old Maksimov last month in a classroom at Harvard’s Memorial Hall. The setting was a freshman expository writing class taught by Jane Unrue.Yulikova told the assembled students that she has the facts, and has talked to witnesses. But no one will go on record. One of the murderers is a high-ranking Russian federal police officer, she said. She asks them, as students of the persuasive essay, how she should get her message heard?Unrue is an experimental-fiction writer with an M.F.A. from Brown University. In both sections of her class, Expository Writing 20: “The Voice of Authority,” she hosts two international writers every semester. They tell stories such as Yulikova’s, though more often through literary fiction — the kind of art that galls repressive governments.Her literary visitors, all of whom she called “exceptional artists,” have included a Chinese dissident poet, an Iranian novelist unwelcome in his own country, a writer from Zimbabwe who is translating “King Lear” into his native Shona, a Buddhist story writer formerly jailed in Burma, and an Iraqi novelist whose painful reality sometimes emerges in the mask of science fiction. (One of her Saddam Hussein-era books speaks volumes with its title: “Things That Did Not Happen.”)After the visits, Unrue’s students do a comparative literary analysis of the writers’ work, “often in light of the oppression they have endured,” she said.Last spring, Unrue launched a Visiting Writers Series of public panels. Next spring’s panel will include participants from literary journals, most of which have been banned. The event will be partly funded by the Humanities Center at Harvard. Center Executive Director Steven Biel said of Unrue, “She does amazing stuff,” but future funding, he added, remains uncertain.This year, Unrue also has put a name to the idea of hosting important literary artists from overseas: Writers at Risk. She hopes her new initiative will grow into a formal University shelter for important writers who face threats in their own countries.Unrue’s idea has the support of the Harvard chapter of Scholars at Risk, which is part of an international network of institutions that provides refuge for 50 dissident academics a year. Most of them come from traditional disciples such as science and law.Since 2002, Harvard has sponsored 20 scholars at risk; six are in residence this year. But only three of the 20 so far have been poets or novelists, said Unrue, who is on Harvard’s Scholars at Risk committee. The first, in 2007, was celebrated Iranian novelist Shahriar Mandanipour. The other two, in danger at home, remain anonymous.Writers at Risk is a dynamic, though unofficial, component of Harvard’s Scholars at Risk chapter, said co-director Jacqueline Bhabha, who is also executive director of the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies.Bhabha, an authority on asylum law, is the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School and a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Bringing such high-end writers to Harvard classrooms, she said, has been “spectacular.”The presence of dissident and threatened writers enriches the classroom experience, and Writers at Risk could institutionalize that, said Unrue. “This is something we would like to build.”Unrue also has a program that conducts audio interviews with dissident writers visiting from abroad. The interviews, two hours long, are historical but strongly literary, burrowing down into the level of technique, said Unrue. “They are really meant for the young writer.”Yulikova’s visit was intended as a lesson in persuasive strategy for Unrue’s first class of 15 that day. Visits by any writers, she said, must have “a rigorous, practical nature.”The students were seated around a large table under stained-glass windows. “We’ve been moving, from day one, to the real world,” said Unrue.Her students had started the semester by reading “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” a 1962 novel by Ken Kesey. Now the real cuckoo’s nest was present, in the form of stories like Yulikova’s.To the amazed freshmen, the Russian journalist opened a window into a world in which news writers, novelists, and poets are routinely murdered, imprisoned, or harassed for their work with words.According to International PEN, the writers group, at least 68 online and print journalists have been killed in the last year, seven of them in Russia. Another 1,000 writers have been attacked, often by authorities; 200 of those assaulted were then sentenced to prison for 20 years or more.Many such cases remain obscure, including Maksimov’s, said Yulikova, a master of arts in law and diplomacy candidate at the Fletcher School at Tufts.“I feel like I’m the only journalist on the story,” she said, recalling her last interview in St. Petersburg, to which she brought a bodyguard. “It’s not big. It’s not a Moscow story.”In the past five years, Yulikova has gleaned facts in the Maksimov case, in part as the one-time Moscow representative of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.But she has worked on the case as a friend too — a friend of Maksimov’s mother, who is still haunted to know the truth about her son’s death and yet remains helpless.“I talk to her on the phone,” Yulikova told the class, as if to impart the writer’s real gift: empathy. “I hear her voice all the time.”last_img read more

By the numbers

first_imgThanks to the digital revolution, Harvard is developing a legion of cyberspace fans in the world of social media.Currently, Harvard University has 156,000 friends on Facebook, 27,000 Twitter followers, and 15,500 foursquare friends. (Harvard was the first university in the nation to use foursquare, the location-based, mobile social networking application, to connect its students with interesting locations both on campus and in its surrounding community.)Harvard has its own iPhone application with information like campus maps, shuttle services, and dining hall menus. Users can access the same information on their desktop or on other handheld devices via m.harvard.edu. To date, 8,844 users have downloaded Harvard’s native iPhone application and 4,697 people have visited m.harvard.edu.In March, Harvard also launched its own content on iTunes U, a designated section of iTunes where the intellectually curious can access multimedia content like discussions with Harvard experts on justice or the science of cooking.last_img read more

A MacArthur for math professor

first_imgProfessor of Mathematics Jacob Lurie, whose work has focused on derived algebraic geometry and who has made it applicable to related fields in new ways, has been named a MacArthur Fellow.The MacArthur awards, often called “genius” grants, are given annually to about two dozen recipients from a variety of fields in recognition of their originality and dedication. The fellowships come with no-strings-attached grants of $625,000, which recipients may use to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. Recipients are nominated anonymously, and don’t know they are under consideration until they are notified by the foundation that they have won.“Of course it’s an honor, but I was surprised,” Lurie said in an interview today. “I didn’t even know mathematicians got them, because mathematics isn’t the kind of work in which you need money — or to travel somewhere and be there to do mathematics.”Lurie embraces an extraordinary breadth of vision, rewriting large swaths of mathematics from a fresh point of view, while also working to apply his foundational ideas to prove important new theorems in other areas. One of Lurie’s chief areas of investigation has been the relationship between algebraic geometry and derived algebraic geometry.“Algebraic geometry is the study of polynomial equations, and derived algebraic geometry is a variant which involves paying close attention to potential redundancy in those equations,” Lurie explained. “To take a simple example, if I told you that x equals zero, that y equals zero, and that x equals y, then traditionally you’d be happy to ignore that last piece of information. Knowing that x and y are both zero already tells you that x equals y. In the setting of derived algebraic geometry, you’d say instead that x is equal to y for two different reasons and hope to make use of that observation later on.”In addition to his work on derived algebraic geometry, Lurie has made significant contributions to higher-category theory, topology, and geometry, and has influenced more distant fields such as representation theory and number theory. His work has redefined the foundations of homotopy theory and topological aspects of algebraic geometry, showing how many known concepts and results can be recast and improved in the framework of infinity categories.Lurie’s work is more than just a philosophical endeavor; he includes hard theorems in his foundations, developing theory to the point that deep new results become the corollary of a general and powerful framework.Illustrative of this is his proof of the cobordism hypothesis, a result that links purely categorical concepts of duality with the topology of manifolds and also supplies a classification of topological quantum field theories.Lurie, who was also among the winners of the inaugural Breakthrough Prize earlier this year, said he plans to donate at least part of the prize to charity.“One thing I would like to do is use some of the money to support the Ross Young Scholars program, which is a math summer camp for high school students,” he said. “I attended when I was a high school student, and I got a great deal out of it, so it would be nice to help them, and make sure the program stays running. The other winners of the Breakthrough Prize and I are also collaborating on an initiative to support mathematics in the developing world.”Jacob Lurie received a B.S. (2000) from Harvard College and a Ph.D. (2004) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University (2004­–2007) and was affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007–2009) before joining the faculty of Harvard University. His work has been published in two books, “Higher Topos Theory” and “Higher Algebra,” along with subsequent papers.last_img read more

Huntington wins SCC runoff

first_imgAfter the results were delayed for more than 24 hours due to campaign violations, the officers for next year’s Senior Class Council were named late Thursday night. Anne Huntington will serve as senior class president. Her council will include Mike Oliver, Brittni Alexander and Tyler Harmsen. Huntington’s ticket won 472, or 57.42 percent, of the votes, while the opposing ticket won 350 (42.58 percent) of the votes. The Judicial Council reported 822 total votes, and 50 voters abstained from choosing a particular ballot. Huntington and her ticket defeated Parker King, Ben German, Alicia Elliott and Brinya Bjork to win the election. Huntington said she was excited for the ticket to assume their positions. “In our campaigning, we really came together as a team and saw who worked where best,” she said. “We have a really good idea of what we want to do and how we want to do it.” “We want to do some small events to get our class ready to move off campus,” she said. She said these events might include a presentation from a South Bend law enforcement officer about local rules that might affect students. The ticket said they plan to host events to bring their class together during their last year at Notre Dame. Huntington said they would host a networking barbeque at the beginning of the fall semester and a senior tailgate, as well as smaller events at local restaurants. While the results of sophomore and junior class council elections were released Wednesday evening, the results of the senior class council election were held until Thursday due to an alleged violated of campaign rules. An allegation was made against King and his running mates German, Elliott and Bjork. The ticket sent a campaign e-mail using a dorm listserv, according to a Judicial Council press release. The student body constitution forbids the use of listservs in campaigning. The Election Committee decided Wednesday night to invalidate eight votes, or roughly ten percent of the rising seniors living in the hall in question, that were cast for King’s ticket. The ticket appealed the sanction, and the Election Committee met late Thursday evening to review the appeal. Vice president of elections Michael Thomas said the Election Committee reviewed the appeal and decided to change the sanction. “They must apologize to the other ticket in the runoff election for the violation of section 17.1(e) of the Student Union constitution prior to the results being announced,” Thomas said. “The ticket must also attend a Knott Hall government meeting at which they must apologize for the misuse of the Knott Hall e-mail list.” King said he felt the winning ticket would be a successful in their term. “It is unfortunate that there were so many complications,” King said. “But Anne is going to do a great job next year.”last_img read more