Students may be interested in the following Math Club talk, tomorrow at noon. Dan Cranston, Virginia Commonwealth University Bertrand’s Postulate states: For every positive integer , there is some prime number with . This result was conjectured in 1845 by Joseph Bertrand, who verified it for al less than 3 million, and it was proved […]

Posted in Announcements on Apr. 4, 2012 by Chris Rasmussen

Congratulations to Eli Halperin and Sangsan Warakkagun, who represented Wesleyan at the Connecticut College Mathematics Competition last weekend. As a team, Eli and Tee finished in 3rd place. Great job!

The Mathematics Department at Connecticut College has extended an invitation to Wesleyan students for a mathematics competition on Saturday, March 31. The contest will consist of a small number of problems, approached by students in teams of two to three students each. Details are being finalized, but the session should be roughly three hours in […]

Women in Mathematics in New England (WIMIN ’11) is a one-day undergraduate conference, scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Smith College. The conference is open to all interested persons. The conference will feature plenary talks by Carolyn Gordon (Dartmouth College) and Liz McMahon (Lafayette College), talks by students, lunch, a panel discussion on the […]

Posted in Announcements on Apr. 14, 2011 by Chris Rasmussen

All are welcome to attend the UMC this Friday at noon, presented by Reed Sarney (’12), in Exley 139. Constructible Numbers: An Introduction to Algebraic Structures Greek geometers puzzled over the figures which they could construct using only a traditional compass and straightedge, but they puzzled even harder over the figures which seemed impossible to […]

Posted in Announcements on Apr. 12, 2011 by Chris Rasmussen

Please join us this week for several more lectures by members of our senior class who are pursuing honors. The full schedule is as follows; all are welcome to attend the talks: Nathaniel Rook (’11): “Infinite Automata” Tuesday, April 12, 4:15 p.m., ESC 638 Charles Puelz (’11): “Why a drunk man fares better than a drunk bird.” […]

Posted in Announcements on Apr. 8, 2011 by Chris Rasmussen

Please join us on Monday, April 11, at 4:15 p.m. in Exley 137, for the Senior Honors Lecture by Jonas Mishara-Blomberger. His lecture is titled, “Dirichlet’s Theorem on Primes in Arithmetic Progression.” All are welcome to attend the talk.

Posted in Announcements on Apr. 6, 2011 by Chris Rasmussen

This Friday we will have the first two Honors Lectures of the Spring. Please join us for the Senior Honors Lectures for Michael Chou (’11) and Qianqian Lin (’11). Michael’s lecture is titled “Lattices and Codes.” He will be presenting this Friday, April 8, at 3:00 p.m., in Exley 638. Qianqian’s lecture is titled “On Burnside’s Theorem.” […]

Posted in Announcements on Feb. 28, 2011 by Chris Rasmussen

The Department of Mathematics at Duke University will conduct an NSF-sponsored Summer Workshop on Applications of Mathematics to Physiology and Medicine, May 15-21, 2011. The program is intended for undergraduates interested in learning how mathematics can be used to understand biological systems. The workshop will consist of a series of lectures covering various topics in […]

Posted in Announcements on Feb. 16, 2011 by Chris Rasmussen

To increase awareness of women’s ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Math for America are co-sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. Essays should be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a […]