Articles by Ralph Morrison

Professor Steve Miller selected to be an AMS Fellow!

Many congratulations to Professor Steve Miller, who has been selected to be an AMS Fellow, Class of 2019!  His selection was “for contributions to number theory and service to the mathematical community, particularly in support of mentoring undergraduate research.” You can read more about the AMS Fellows program here.

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Check out “Theater of the Mathematically Absurd”, this Saturday!

Theater of the Mathematically Absurd Saturday, Oct. 27 2:00-3:00 Wege Auditorium, Chemistry Humorous math theater put on by students and faculty Colin Adams, Julie Blackwood and Ralph Morrison, as part of Family Days. No equations and relatively few bad math puns.  What happens to math when artificial intelligence rules the world? How do you turn

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Check out the Lathisms website, co-founded by Professor Harris!

In 2016, Professor Pamela Harris co-founded the website www.lathisms.org, an accessible platform that prominently features the extent of the research and mentoring contributions of [email protected] and Hispanics in different areas of the Mathematical Sciences. Every year during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) the website features a daily mathematician and in 2018, they are featuring

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Pamela Harris: The Mathematical Rise and Social Contribution of a Dreamer

Professor Pamela Harris has been featured in an article in the September Notices of the American Mathematical Society!  Check out the fantastic article, written by Ricardo Cortez and Federico Ardila, here: “Pamela Harris: The Mathematical Rise and Social Contribution of a Dreamer“

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Professor Stoiciu wins NES/MAA Teaching Award!

A huge congratulations to Professor Mihai Stoiciu, who has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the highly selective NES/MAA Distinguished College or University Teaching Award! To quote one of the nominating letters: “There is no question that Mihai is one of the best teachers of mathematics that has ever graced this or any other

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SMALL at Mathfest 2018

Students from four groups at Williams’ 2018 SMALL REU (commutative algebra, knot theory, random matrix theory, and tropical geometry) attended MAA’s Mathfest Conference in Denver, Colorado from August 1 to August 4 to present on their research.  Congratulations to the six students who received an MAA Outstanding Student Paper Session Presentation Award! Those students and

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Bubbles inside bubbles! (By SMALL ’16 and SMALL ’17 Geometry)

Although a bubble inside a bubble as pictured below is unstable—the inner bubble pops out when it touches the outer bubble—students from the Williams SMALL undergraduate research project have found that a bubble inside a bubble can be stable—in fact, energy minimizing—if the space is weighted by a log-convex density, such as e^r^2. They provided

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Math/Stats Reunion Get-Together on Saturday

Faculty, students, and alumni are invited to the Math/Stats Department’s annual reunion tea!  We’ll get started at 3:30pm on Saturday, June 9 in the seminar room of Bascom House (at 33 Stetson Court).  Hope to see you there!

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Professor De Veaux elected Vice President of the ASA!

Congratulations to Professor Dick De Veaux, who has been elected Vice President of the American Statistical Association!  Read all about it here.

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Professor Harris wins Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award!

Congratulations to Professor Pamela Harris, who has received the 2018 Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award from the Williams College Davis Center!“This award recognizes an outstanding staff, faculty, or community mentor who has made significant contributions to student success and development. Such a mentor goes above and beyond on behalf of their mentee to ensure their

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