October 8, 2013 3:6
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.
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics continues to grow. Join us in extending a heartfelt "welcome" to our new faculty when next you see them [...]more
Dr. Anne Hupert, Math Professor and Faculty Secretary-Treasurer for Phi Beta Kappa, is featured in the July edition of Inside Loyola. [...] more
Three cheers for the indefatigable (! ! !). Dr. Yitang Zhang, mathematician and Subway sandwich maker, recently made an astounding breakthrough on the Twin Primes [...] more
January 16, 2013 10:14
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."
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!
On Monday, February 25, Br Guy Consolmagno, SJ, PhD will give the Ignatius of Loyola Lecture at 4:00 p.m. at the Crown Center Auditorium. Brother Consolmagno is a research astronomer and physicist at the Vatican Observatory.
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 [...]
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 [...]
October 23, 2012 11:5
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."
The Feit-Thompson Theorem is the result that every group of odd order is solvable. The original proof was 255 pages!
Departmental news and accolades from previous semesters more