We are pleased to announce that this year's Goss Prize has been awarded to two outstanding graduate students in the math department, Daniel Packer, and Yusuf Qaddura.

These funds will enable them to participate in an ICERM workshop in early May: https://icerm.brown.edu/topical_workshops/tw-23-otds/

Daniel and Yusuf will leverage the knowledge they gain from this workshop to make significant contributions to a Python library implementing optimal transport algorithms.

The support from the Goss Prize will not only benefit these two talented Ohio State students, but also have a broader impact on those who utilize the Python library in the future. And optimal transport is a crucial field with far-reaching applications in biology, physics, modeling, material science, image processing, and natural language processing -- it's a wonderful example of deep mathematics with real-world impact.

"David had not only a love of all things mathematics, but also loved technology. It would have touched his heart to be able to support others in moving both fields forward.There was not a day that went by where David was not reaching out to colleague, students and friends on new developments in math and technology.

In creating this fund that gives some financial support to others, we are hoping that it will spark new ideas, give support for research, and keep David's memory alive. It brings us as a family great joy to be able to see support from this fund going to such deserving recipients."

-Rita Eppler-Goss, Alyssa & Noah Goss

There are plans this summer to put books in honor of David Goss (Professor of Mathematics at OSU from 1982 - 2013) in the 7th Floor lounge (mainly frequented by graduate students) this summer in the Math Tower.

The family has set a goal of reaching $100K through additional contributions for this fund. At present the endowment stands at $52,750.

If you are interested in contributing any amount or to learn more about the David Goss Technology & Academic Innovation Stimulus Fund, visit https://math.osu.edu/osu-department-mathematics-newsletter/autumn-2018/david-goss-technology-and-academic-innovation