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
Last two years have been close in the Green Chicken. In 2013 no seniors or juniors participated for Williams, but fortunately our school has depth! Our all frosh/soph team of Philip Brockman, David Burt, Sam Donow and Ben Kaufman stepped up and retained the Green Chicken in another tight match, defeating Middlebury 165 to 142 (exam here,
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
Hey Williams! Happy belated Mountain Day! Welcome to the first edition of my blog about social life and academics at the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford (WEPO). In this post, I’ll discuss academics at Exeter, the Oxford social scene, and impart a few pieces of British slang. Academics My favorite aspect of Oxford academics is that
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.
In August, 2013, 12 students from the SMALL program (4 from Williams) traveled to the tenth annual Young Mathematicians Conference at The Ohio State University. There were 39 talks and 13 posters overall, with our students giving 9 talks and 3 posters. Five students working in Professor Miller’s Number Theory and Probability group won prizes