An official World Cube Association Rubik’s Cube Competition filled Goodrich Hall Saturday March 2, 2014, organized by local school student Ric Donati and Professor Mihai Stoiciu. Competitors included Adam Reich ’14. Williams Record account.
Williams Professor Julie Blackwood’s research on bats has been featured in an article in the Berkshire Eagle: It was previously featured in an article by NBC News on “Why killing vampire bats won’t stop spread of rabies” and also on the Williams College site. Photo by Daniel Streicker, used by permission, all rights reserved.
Williams professor Steven J. Miller and his class built the Legos Star Destroyer in 10 minutes and 21 seconds. Click here for video. Coverage in Williams Record. Course homepage Video from camera 1 Video from camera 2 Williams Time-lapse video
The Math/Stat department will host a Winter Study Colloquium Fest on January 27, 2014. Ten math seniors will give talks during the day.There will be three parallel sessions in the morning and two parallel sessions in the afternoon. Majors attending the talks can get colloquium credits. In addition, pizzas will be provided in the library
The annual joint mathematics meetings in Baltimore January 15-18, 2014, featured many Williams and SMALL speakers. A Williams/SMALL gathering followed Prof. Colin Adam’s humorous theater. SMALL alum Sarah Peluse won the AWM Alice Schafer Prize for undergraduate research.
Math at Oxford II: Reflections After the First Term Hey Williams! Congratulations on finishing up finals. I hope everyone has an amazing break. In this post, I’ll focus on what I have learned about the math(s) curriculum at Oxford since the beginning of term. Then, I will discuss sports at Oxford in comparison to sports
Recent New York Times editorial (December 8, 2013).
While December 7 will always justly live in infamy, this year we’ve added a good reason to remember it. Over 2% of the Williams’ campus took the 2013 Putnam exam; 44 students at Williams and 2 in Budapest. To be precise, the registrar says there are 2177 enrolled students this fall, giving us a participation
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