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Mathematics and Statistics

Features Archive

  • From the Blog

    Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery

    This is the centennial year of much beloved Martin Gardner’s birth. In honor of this great puzzlemeister and mathematics popularizer, the theme for this year’s Math Awareness Month is “Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery.” What is your favorite mathematical puzzle? I’d love to hear it—and will collect the results in a subsequent post in April.
  • Departmental Graduation Reception

    As we come to the close of the academic year it is time to recognize our graduates, and all of our students' outstanding achievements. Attend the Department Awards Reception on April 30.
  • HS Math Contest at Loyola

    The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Loyola University Chicago and the MTA sponsored the annual math contest for the Chicagoland area Catholic High Schools on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. Students from 15 area Catholic High Schools competed on a written test in mathematics. Fenwick and St. Francis were the big winners.
  • 'Demonstrated' and then demonstrated

    For years, it was assumed the "triple cork" was physically impossible. In 2011, undergrad Daniel Martin and his professor Tim Chartier at Davidson College proved the contrary... using only tools from Math 263 and 264. Now the maneuver features prominently in the Sochi Winter Olympics.
  • Math Club Offers Free Tutoring

    In keeping with the Loyola students' tradition of selfless service, the Math Club has once again decided to offer free tutoring for students in any Math/Stats 100-level course, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, in Flanner Hall. Navigate to the "Tutoring" page under the "Resources" tab above for more information or to volunteer as a tutor.
  • Celebration of Pi Day

    What did you do on 3.14?
  • Cake and Courses

    The weekly Departmental Tea is being taken over by the Math Club this week. Please join us for free cakes, cookies, coffee, and, most importantly, conversation with your faculty about the department's Fall 2014 course offerings.
  • Quick: What's wrong with this photo?

    It's winter time. Let's talk about snowflakes. Did you ever make paper snowflakes in elementary school? [...]
  • Conference Announcement

    AlGeCom Day 9

    AlGeCom Day is a one-day informal meeting of mathematicians from nearby universities in Illinois and Indiana, with interests in Al[gebra], Ge[ometry] and Com[binatorics] (widely interpreted). The 9th installment will be hosted at Loyola University Chicago on November 9th. Come see what's happening in modern algebra, geometry, and combinatorics research.
  • Robert Eisenberg Lecture

    Robert Eisenberg (Rush Medical Center) will be the keynote speaker at this year's Science Week.
  • We've Moved

    This summer, the department said "goodbye" to Loyola Hall and moved to our new space at the corner of Sheridan and Kenmore. We are now housed on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors of BVM Hall, sitting [...]
  • Math Club Event

    Rubik's Cubed

    Math Club teaches Loyola faculty and students how to solve Rubik's Cube.
  • Profile

    Welcome New Faculty

    The Department of Mathematics & Statistics continues to grow. Join us in extending a heartfelt "welcome" to our new faculty when next you see them [...]
  • Math/Stat Faculty in the News

    Dr. Anne Hupert, Math Professor and Faculty Secretary-Treasurer for Phi Beta Kappa, is featured in the July edition of Inside Loyola. [...]
  • Progress on the Twin Prime Conjecture

    Three cheers for the indefatigable (! ! !). Dr. Yitang Zhang, mathematician and Subway sandwich maker, recently made an astounding breakthrough on the Twin Primes [...]
  • Loyola Faculty Honored

    The Special Semester on Game Theory and Partial Differential Equations at the Mathematics Research Center (on the campus of the University of Pittsburg) has invited Dr. Robert Jensen to give a week-long graduate course on "Singular Perturbations of PDEs and Games." The Special Semester on Automorphic Forms, Combinatorial Representation Theory, and Multiple Dirichlet Series at ICERM (the newly created MSRI at Brown University) has invited Dr. Peter Tingley to give a lecture on "Crystals and (Affine) MV Polytopes."
  • From the Blog

    Undergraduate Teaching Colloquium

    This Thursday, David Bressoud will speak about preliminary results obtained from the largest calculus survey ever undertaken. I do hope you can attend the talk. There will be a reception immediately afterwards (Loyola Hall, Seminar Room) to keep the conversation going. All are welcome!
  • How did you celebrate Pi Day?

    What did you do on 3.14?
  • From the Blog

    Nobel winner says maths counts

    Mathematics is one of the most important subject that we teach in school.  The high-tech jobs of the future will require mastery of not only elementary subjects like algebra and geometry, but of advanced mathematical topics like calculus, discrete mathematics, and statistics.  If mathematics is truly that crucial for finding a well-paying job in the […]
  • Special Colloquium

    Special Lecture on q-Counting

    Richard Askey delivers lecture on q-extensions of binomial coefficients, the gamma function, and more.
  • Math Club Event

    Loyola Cubed

    Math Club teaches Loyola faculty and students how to solve Rubik's Cube.
  • Special Colloquium

    Special Lecture on Geometry and Math Education

    Zalman Usiskin delivers lecture on the shape of geometry in the high school curriculum
  • From the Blog

    Dangerous Intersection

    Catastrophe theory is a subbranch of an area of mathematics called bifurcation theory, which itself is a subdiscipline of dynamical systems theory.  Catastrophe theory was founded by the famous French mathematician Rene Thom (1923 – 2002) in the late 1960′s, and became very popular in the 1970′s.  Catastrophes are essentially bifurcations (or splits) between points […]
  • Literary Takes on Mathematical Intuition

    In the very excellent (stats centric) blog Quomodocumque, we find a nice quotation from David Foster Wallace about mathematical intuition, which he compares to James Joyce’s heady notion of epiphany and Yeats' "the click of a well-made box."
  • Pop Quiz: Is Algebra Necessary?

    Andrew Hacker is "dead wrong"
  • From the Blog

    Computer Proof of Feit-Thompson Theorem

    The Feit-Thompson Theorem is the result that every group of odd order is solvable. The original proof was 255 pages!
  • Statistics2013

    Throughout 2013, participating organizations from over 108 countries will promote the importance of statistics to the scientific community, business and government data users, the media, policymakers, employers, secondary school and college students, and millions of people like you. Many participating organizations are planning seminars, media outreach, and [...]
  • MPE2013

    Our planet is the setting for dynamic processes of all sorts, including the geophysical processes in the mantle, the continents, and the oceans, the atmospheric processes that determine our weather and climates, the biological processes involving living species and their interactions, and the human processes of finance, agriculture, water, transportation, and energy. The challenges facing our planet and our civilization are multidisciplinary and multifaceted, and the mathematical sciences play [...]
  • Older News

    Departmental news and accolades from previous semesters