As New Jersey drivers approach the George Washington Bridge to enter New York City, a digital sign flashes overhead with estimates of the delays on the upper and lower levels of the bridge. Most drivers choose the level with the shortest predicted wait. But a few savvy drivers choose the other level, expecting that the digital signs are lagging and that conditions will change by the time they arrive at the bridge.
The Abram Rogers Bullis chair was established in 1987 by Abram’s late daughter Nettie A. Bullis, to fulfill her wishes that a chaired position be established in the mathematics department at Cornell University in the Bullis name.
Today President Rawlings announced Steve Strogatz as one of three new Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellows. The Weiss Fellowship is the highest honor the University accords tenured faculty for outstanding work as teachers.
The Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award was established in 2008 and is conferred in recognition of an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of nonlinear dynamics through practice, research, teaching and/or outstanding leadership.
Nearly three years ago, John M. Guckenheimer, the Abram R. Bullis Professor in Mathematics, was picked to co-chair a National Research Council committee charged with coming up with theoretical solutions to a real-life problem: the future of the electric grid.
Families from across the state, as well as New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware traveled to Cornell earlier this month for a Family Mathematics Program hosted by the outreach program of the Cornell Department of Mathematics and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.