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Rock-paper-scissors may explain evolutionary 'games' in nature
Steven Strogatz and Danielle Toupo, Ph.D. candidate in the Center for Applied Mathematics, decided to get to the root of what happens when players switch strategies mid-game.
Congratulations to all of our 2015 graduates on their many accomplishments!
James Barnes and Cristina Benea Recognized for Outstanding Teaching
Mathematics Ph.D. candidates James Barnes and Cristina Benea were among the 21 faculty members and teaching assistants who were recognized by Class Councils for outstanding teaching.
John Guckenheimer to give 2015 Jürgen Moser Lecture
Congratulations to John Guckenheimer, who has been selected to give the 2015 Jürgen Moser Lecture at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems in May.
Karel Svoboda ’88, wins million euro Brain Prize
Former math and physics major, Karel Svoboda ’88, is one of four scientists awarded the Brain Prize for the invention and development of two-photon microscopy.
Sweet, endless pi
In a Washington Post opinion piece Tara Holm discusses the history of pi and ponders the human nature that drives mathematicians to calculate it to more than 12 trillion digits.
Why Pi Matters
Steve Strogatz addresses the importance of pi in The New Yorker, including its connection to infinity, cycles and waves.
One fractal quantifies another, mathematicians find
Lionel Levine and Charles Smart’s work on abelian sandpile models has been profiled in a Cornell Chronicle article.
Strogatz awarded Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science
Congratulations to Steven Strogatz who has been awarded the 2015 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science which recognizes "scientists as poets".
The real reason why the US is falling behind in math
Tara Holm has an opinion piece in The Boston Globe titled “The real reason why the US is falling behind in math”.