The Mathematics Department and the Council on Science and Technology are pleased to announce a Public Lecture by Jordan Ellenberg, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Ellenberg's talk, "How to Get Rich Playing the Lotter* (*Will Not Actually Help You Get Rich Playing the Lottery)," will recount the story and the mathematics behind a student group at MIT that found a loophole in the Massachusetts Lottery's Cash WinFall game and pocketed over $3 million.
Congratulations to Professor Manjul Bhargava, who has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy
Special Presentation to Undergraduates on Applying to Grad School and Working in the Industry this Thursday
Reminder this Thursday Oct. 16th at 4:30, in Fine 110 our Senior Adviser, Professor Paul Yang will host an information session for you. Refreshments will be served.
Applying to Graduate School/Working in the Industry – Making the Right Choice
Speakers will include:
Professor Dave Gabai, Math Department Chair
Professor Alex Ionescue, Director of Graduate Studies on applying to graduate school
Eric Chen, graduate student's perspective
Andrew Yang on working at Google
Professor Barry Mazur will deliver the Fall 2014 Minerva Lecture Series. Mazur received his Ph.D. at Princeton in 1959 and is currently the Gerhard Gade University Profesor and Senior Fellow at Harvard. Mazur's reserach focuses on number theory, automorphic forms, and algebraic geometry. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and counts the Veblen, Cole and Steele prizes among his many accolades.
This year's lectures will be held on:
Tuesday, October 14 at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15 at 4:30 p.m.
and Friday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Professor Amit Singer has been named one of 14 Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discvoery by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. These five year grants aim to unlock the potential in the vast datasets of research today, “Science is generating data at unprecedented volume, variety and velocity, but many areas of science don’t reward the kind of expertise needed to capitalize on this explosion of information,” said Chris Mentzel, Program Director of the Data-Driven Discovery Initiative.
The first meeting of the Putnam Math Competition is tonight with Professor Gunning at 7:30 in Fine Hall 214.
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will be held Saturday
December 6th, in McDonnell A01.
Please sign up with LeeAnn Coleman in Fine 315.
For those interested in practicing their problem solving between now and
then, the math department will hold practice sessions. Anyone interested is
welcome to attend these sessions.
Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, Edward Nelson, died peacefully at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, with his wife, Sarah, at his side.
Drop/Add/Course Swap Procedures For Fall 2014
If there is space in the course you want, you can make your changes in SCORE without special math department permission.
LeeAnn Coleman, the undergraduate administrator, has moved her office to Fine 315.
Congratulations to Professor Manjul Bhargava, who has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal for his contributions to number theory!
The Fields Medal is one of mathematics' most prestigious prizes. It is awarded every four years to between two and four mathematicians 40 years old and younger at the International Congress of Mathematicians. This year's congress is being held in Seoul, South Korea, where President Park Geun-hye presented Professor Bhargava with the citation and medal August 13th.