In Memoriam: Cathleen Morawetz

Another famous mathematician has died, but in many ways this is a less tragic story than the last death we announced on this blog. Cathleen Morawetz, who was a president of the American Mathematical Society and professor at NYU, died this past weekend at the age of 94.  Her contributions to the mathematical study of […]

Sad News: Maryam Mirzakhani has died

Maryam Mirzakhani, the Stanford mathematician who was the first woman to win a Fields Medal when it was awarded to her just three years ago at ICM 2014, has died of cancer.  This is a tragedy for the world of mathematics as well as for her family and friends.  For more information, see this news […]

Kudos 2017!

Congratulations to the following CofC Math students, alumni and faculty: Students: Each year, a student who recently took calculus at CofC is awarded a $100 prize in the Harrison Randolph Calculus Contest.  This year, it was Bach Nguyen who won the prize based on his answers to the test that was administered on April 14th. […]

It’s Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, and there are some great resources celebrating it. This National Science Foundation blog page has been posting articles all month long spotlighting work done by researchers through NSF funding. Recent graduate Tyler Perini (B.S. in Applied Mathematics, ’16) was just awarded a grant from the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a great […]

CofC Math Short Film Fest TONIGHT

Like math? Like film/TV? Like Pizza? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then come join us for the CofC Mathematical Short Film Festival on Friday, Feb. 10th from 6 to 8pm. The event is hosted by the Department of Mathematics and will take place in RSS 235. Quality pizza and refreshments will […]

Harrison Randolph Calculus Contest on 4/14/2016 to award $100.00.

The Harrison Randolph calculus exam is a written test of challenging problems using material covered in Math 120. The student who performs the best will be given the Harrison Randolph Calculus Award at the Honor Ceremony in May and  receive a check for $100. Any student who took Math 120 in Summer 2015, Fall 2015, […]

One last MESS with Professor Ivey, Wed., April 13, 2016.

Professor Tom Ivey finishes this semester’s MESS (Mathematical Explorations Seminar Series) of colloquium talks for undergraduate math majors with “The geometry of differential equations” at 3:10pm Wed. April 13, 2016, in 104 RSS.  Professor Ivey studies problems that lie at the interface between differential equations and geometry and is an expert in differential geometry and […]