Sep. 9, 2020—Vaughan Jones, one of the world’s foremost mathematicians and a celebrated professor in the College of Arts and Science, has died.
Apr. 26, 2018—Vaughan Jones, Stevenson Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, has been named an honorary fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, the first national academy of science and letters in that country.
Oct. 17, 2014—Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.
Apr. 15, 2013—Three Vanderbilt University professors are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists named the 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows.
Aug. 30, 2012—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members were honored for extraordinary contributions to their respective fields during an Aug. 28 celebration of endowed chair holders at the Student Life Center.
Oct. 21, 2011—When Vaughan Jones was 5 years old, he made his first mathematical discovery.
Oct. 3, 2011—Fields medalist brings informal style to Vanderbilt When Vaughan Jones was 5 years old, he made his first mathematical discovery. “I was learning the addition tables and realized that if one plus one equals two, then 100 plus 100 must equal 200 – something that people have since told me was a non-trivial step for...
Oct. 3, 2011—A complete list of new faculty for the 2011-12 academic year Blair School of Music Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute B.M., Oberlin College, 1985 M.M., Yale University, 1987 Before joining the Blair School of Music faculty, Dikeman was the assistant principal flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for nearly 20 years as well as...
Apr. 14, 2011—I’ve always been fascinated, and occasionally frustrated, by the tendency of string, yarn, rope and wire – any thing that is long, thin and flexible – to knot and tangle. Clearly, I’m not the only one. Mathematicians have been studying knots since the early 1800’s and the field of knot theory is alive and well...
Apr. 6, 2011—One of the world’s foremost mathematicians, Vaughan F. R. Jones, has accepted a position as distinguished professor of mathematics at Vanderbilt University beginning in the fall of 2011.