July 11, 2011
On Saturday, July 9, 2011, Simon Foucart (Assistant Professor), Alain Pajor, Holger Rauhut and Tino Ullrich received the Journal of Complexity 2010 Best Paper Award. The award was announced at the Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM) conference held in Budapest and was also announced in the Journal of Complexity (December 2011). The topic of their paper was "The Gelfand Widths of lp-Balls for 0 < p ≤ 1".
May 13, 2011
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Mathematics sponsored “Mathematics That Swings: The Math Behind Golf,” the first of their annual Distinguished Lecture Series, May 11.
Ron Perline, associate professor in the mathematics department, was in charge of setting up the Distinguished Lecture Series this year.
“It’s a little bit different this year than it was last year. In the past what we’ve had is some fairly prominent and respected mathematician come and give a technical lecture which is supposed to be understandable for a fair amount of faculty,” Perline said.
This year the series was comprised of two lectures: “Mathematics That Swings: The Math Behind Golf” for general math students, and “Finite Element Exterior Calculus: Where Numerical PDE Meets Topology” for graduate students and professors.
“We thought it would be important to have them also communicate something to a more general technical audience. By that I mean we had people here who were freshmen calculus students and I think that they could follow a fair amount of it,” Perline said.
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April 05, 2011
Congratulations to Avi Dalal (Teaching Assistant) for winning first place in the Graduate Sciences category at this year's CoAS Research Day. The title of his research is "From Pascal's Triangle to Cores of k-Schur Functions in String Theory".