Articles by Frank Morgan
Williams Professor Julie Blackwood’s research on bats has been featured in an article by NBC News on “Why killing vampire bats won’t stop spread of rabies.” And now also on the Williams College site. Photo by Daniel Streicker, used by permission, all rights reserved.
To participate in the notorious supernational Putnam Mathematics Competition contact Prof. Steven Miller and/or show up at 9:45 am Saturday in Bronfman 106. Last year the Williams team of Carlos Dominguez, Jared Hallett, and Wei Sun finished 19th in the nation on the infamous William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Saturday, December 1, 2012. An amazing 23 (over 1%
Nathan Kaplan, who worked with Prof. Allison Pacelli in our 2005 SMALL Undergraduate Mathematics Research Project and who gallantly competed September 13 on Million Second Quiz, gave our Faculty Seminar Friday November 22 on “Curves and Surfaces Over Finite Fields and Coding Theory.” Kaplan is now Gibbs Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Yale. On Million Second
The Faculty voted to approve a Major in Statistics. See the report and the editorial in the Williams Record. Description of the Major in Statistics: The major in Statistics is designed to meet three goals: to introduce some of the central ideas of information and data science, to develop problem-solving ability by teaching students to combine
Edgar M. Bronfman, famous Williams student and donor, has a new article Inside Higher Education on “Business and the Liberal Arts,” where he writes: …adaptability is where a liberal arts degree comes in. There is nothing that makes the mind more elastic and expandable than discovering how the world works. Developing and rewarding curiosity will
After two cloudy Fridays, this Friday President Falk sounded the bells, canceled classes, and we all headed out to celebrate Mountain Day. My special thanks to Scott Lewis, Gail Donohue, and Bob Volpi. (See large photo gallery at end below.) The scene had brightened from two weeks ago: Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 06:06:50 -0400
Math seniors gathered for pizza and a program on the coming year by introduced by Colloquium Czar Professor Pacelli and Department Chair Professor Stewart Johnson. Professors Miller and Stoiciu announced coming contests and puzzles. Philippe Demontigny received the 2012-13 nonsenior colloquium attendance prize. Professor Garrity explained how to give a colloquium talk.
Professor Richard De Veaux was interviewed on the public radio WAMC Speakers Corner by Alan Chartock. What Chartock called the data mining crisis De Veaux called the long-term data mining evolution. Can one use the vast amount of available data to figure out whatever you want to know about someone? De Veaux talked about
Williams Professor Frank Morgan and SMALL summer research students Paul Gallagher and Maggie Miller are featured in the latest Mathematical Moment of the American Mathematical Society on “Working up a Lather—Bubbles and Foam”, Parts 3 and 4. The SMALL undergraduate mathematics research 2013 Geometry Group: Byron Perpetua, David Hu, Frank Morgan, Maggie Miller, Paul Gallagher.
Jane Wang (Princeton), Francisc Bozgan (UCLA), and Daniel Irvine (Notre Dame, pictured here with his advisor Colin Adams) of the Williams College SMALL Undergraduate Research Project won outstanding talk awards at the summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (“MathFest“) August 2, 2013. Also, a SMALL team, consisting of Daniel Irvine (Notre Dame), Sander Mack-Crane (Case),