Mathematics

Rose Willey '14

October 12, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Rose Willey ’14

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Cross country runner Rose Willey ’14 (Brookfield, Conn.) discusses traveling to Turkey, her interest in art history, and finding connections between math and economics. What do you enjoy about your major? I am double majoring in mathematics and economics so it’s interesting to see how the two subjects are interrelated.  I also feel like the [...]

Dorde Rakic ’15 and Gary Gordon

October 4, 2012

Professor Gary Gordon and Dorde Rakic ’15 Explore How Social Media Affects People’s Choices

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In the world of Facebook and Twitter, rumors fly quickly.  Gary Gordon, professor and associate head of mathematics, and Dorde Rakic ’15 (Belgrade, Serbia) are delving into social media to learn how rumors affect people and influence their behavior. “Think of people on Facebook, with two people connected if they are friends.  How quickly does [...]

Justin Corvino

September 6, 2012

Professor Justin Corvino Receives $150,000 NSF Grant for Geometric Analysis Research

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Justin Corvino, associate professor of mathematics, a $149,052 grant to continue his research on geometric analysis problems inspired by Einstein’s theory of gravitation (general relativity). The Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant will fund his research and travel, as well as that of participating students, through 2015. There [...]

Matthew Verbyla ’06 in Honduras

May 23, 2012

NSF Research Fellowships Help Four Alumni Pursue Graduate Degrees

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To call Brian Carey ’11 motivated is an understatement. The civil engineering and economics graduate is living in Trinidad and Tobago on a Fulbright Scholarship, where he is working at the Seismic Research Center at University of the West Indies to conduct a seismic assessment of the residential construction in Trinidad. Carey is no stranger [...]

skillman

May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Professor Jeff Liebner

April 9, 2012

Professor Jeff Liebner Uses Statistics to Expose Truth in the World

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As a second-grader, Jeff Liebner wanted to teach first grade. When he was in third grade, he was ready to teach second. So it’s no surprise that the assistant professor of mathematics found his passion in teaching as an adult. “I had this idea that I had just been exposed to something great, and I [...]

From left are by Jeff Pfaffmann, associate professor and head of computer science; Joyce Laura Wong Hon Chan ’12; Nick Orzol ’13; and Chris Ruebeck, associate professor of economics.

April 9, 2012

Interdisciplinary Team Studies the Implications of Environmental Policymaking

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 As an electrical and computer engineering major, Nick Orzol ’13 (Mercerville, N.J.) is used to toying with circuits, computers, and other electronics. For one of his projects this semester, however, his biggest concern is the wooden pallets used in shipping. Orzol is involved in interdisciplinary research that combines aspects of economics, [...]

Putnam Exam

March 21, 2012

Lafayette Places in Top 10 Percent in National Putnam Math Competition

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Lafayette’s three-student team finished in the top 10 percent of schools participating nationally in the 2011-12 William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition. The College placed 41st out of 460 teams. Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, and Caltech were this year’s top finishers. This is now the 10th year of the last 12 that a Lafayette team has [...]

Michael Pinkard ’14 at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

March 19, 2012

The Music of the Cosmos: Michael Pinkard ’14 is an Aspiring Physicist and Jazz Musician

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Here on Earth, Michael Pinkard ’14 (Puyallup, Wash.) is part student physicist and part jazz musician. With his tenor sax in hand, Pinkard—a Creative and Performing Arts scholar as well as Marquis Scholar—can be seen performing around campus with Lafayette’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, delighting audiences with his mastery of music. But Pinkard is [...]

Students work during an REU session.

March 19, 2012

Opening New Avenues of Research: Lafayette’s REU Program is One of the Oldest in the Nation

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For students whose idea of a fun summer involves working on unsolved problems in mathematics, Lafayette’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is just the ticket. This summer, the program will bring together eight students from Lafayette and other top colleges and universities around the United States for an intensive, eight-week research experience of working [...]