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Prominent Female Mathematician to Deliver van Winter Memorial Lecture

Ingrid Daubechies, the first female full professor of mathematics at Princeton and first woman president of the International Mathematical Union, will deliver the 2015 van Winter Memorial Lecture

Cyrus Hettle's paper "The Symbolic and Mathematical Influence of Diophantus's Arithmetica" published in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Cyrus Hettle's paper The Symbolic and Mathematical Influence of Diophantus's Arithmetica was published in the January 2015 issue of the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics.  Cyrus received his undergraduate degrees from UK in 2014 with majors in Mathematics and Classics, and is currently a graduate student in the mathematics department.  His paper began as a project in MA 330, History of Mathematics, when he was an undergraduate.
 
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Mathskeller Open House

 

With new renovations completed over the 2014-15 winter break, the UK Mathskeller unveiled its new look at an open house on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - hosted by the Department of Mathematics and College of Arts and Sciences, in room 63 in the basement of the White Hall Classroom Building. 

Opened in 2001 with 20 computers and a large printing budget, the Mathskeller, a computing and mathematics learning center managed by the Department of Mathematics and the Mathematical Sciences Computing Facility, was established to implement a technology-assisted instructional model. Fourteen years later, the center is home to only four computers, printers aren't used nearly as much, and the facility looks nothing like a basement classroom.

Instead, the center resembles a modern, collective learning space. And while there may be fewer wires and less printing, technology still has a leading role at the center.

Today's students, at least UK students utilizing the revitalized Mathskeller, are also taking advantage of the multiple mobile workspaces, bright LED-lit atmosphere, comfortable seating, tutors and chalkboard-lined walls. The renovated Mathskeller still features a kitchenette and group study or meeting room, and has added more storage, new carpet, additional study tables by removing a closet, and even a new computerized sign-in method. 

>>View a photo album of the renovations

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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CB 63, White Hall Classroom Building basement
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New Faculty 2014: David Murrugarra

The Department of Mathematics is excited to welcome Assistant Professor David Murrugarra to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

 

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

 

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Math, Physics Juniors Named Goldwater Scholars

UK juniors Matthew Fahrbach, of Louisville, Ky., and Samuel Saarinen, of Shelbyville, Ky., have been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship worth up to $7,500 per year.

A&S Math Professor Receives National Service Award

Katharine Ott, assistant professor in the UK Department of Mathematics, has been chosen by the Association for Women in Mathematics to receive its annual service award for 2013.

Undergraduates Receive Oswald Awards for Research and Creativity

Recently, undergraduates from the departments of biology, english, history, mathematics, political science, and sociology received Oswald Awards for Research and Creativity.

Math for Poets

A new University of Kentucky Core class sets out to prove that in fact you can use advanced mathematical applications to solve real world problems.

Chellgren Center Names 37 New Fellows: 20 in A&S

The Chellgren Fellows Program is for students with exceptional academic potential and aspirations, who are eager to participate in a special learning community designed to cultivate extraordinary achievement.

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