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Professor Arthur Benjamin will deliver the 21st Dalrymple Lecture in Mathematics, on March 1st, 2018, at 7:00 PM, Overby Center Auditorium. Prof. Benjamin is the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He is also a professional magician, and in his entertaining and fast-paced performance, Dr. Benjamin will demonstrate how to mentally add and multiply numbers faster than a calculator, how to figure out the day of the week of any date in history, and other amazing feats of mind.
A research proposal of mathematics visiting assistant professor Maksym Derevyagin, Olga Holtz (the lead collaborator, UC Berkeley), and Sergey Khrushchev (Kazakh-British Technical University) has been selected for the Summer Collaborators program at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. The proposal is entitled “The Laguerre-Polya class, Polya frequency sequences and generalized Hurwitz matrices”. The collaboration will take place on the IAS campus in July of 2018.
Sandra Spiroff, Associate Professor in Mathematics, will co-organize a workshop at Banff International Research Station October 20-25, 2019. As a collaborative effort with Emily Witt (Kansas), Karen Smith (Michigan), and Irena Swanson (Reed College), the accepted proposal “Women in Commutative Algebra” has the concurrent aims of advancing research and improving the current representation and visibility of women in the field.
Saša Kocić, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has been chosen for funding under NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, a program designed to help junior investigators in EPSCoR-eligible states develop career-spanning collaborations through extended visits to other premiere research institutions around the nation (full press announcement).
This November 4-5, the department will host the 5th Mississippi Discrete Mathematics Workshop. These workshops bring together researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students from Mississippi and nearby states, as well as a number of international participants. The featured speaker for this year’s workshop is Mark Ellingham, of Vanderbilt University. Further details can be found at http://discretews.math.msstate.edu. We welcome speakers and non-speaking participants alike.