The William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics was set up in 2010 by LBJ in honour of Mr William Benter, the donor of the prize, for his dedication and generous support to the enhancement of the University’s strength in mathematics. The prize recognises outstanding mathematical contributions that have had a direct and fundamental impact on scientific, business, finance and engineering applications. It consists a cash prize of US$100,000 and is given once every two years.

One hundred and fifty years of mathematics will be proved wrong if a new computer program stops running. Thankfully, it’s unlikely to happen, but the code behind it is testing the limits of the mathematical realm.

The UCLA team (Emre Girgin, Ufuk Kanat, Dillon Zhi) was ranked #6 out of 447 institutions, and first among all public universities.

UCLA Mathematics and Electrical Engineering Professor Alan J.