Articles by Mihai Stoiciu

Frank Morgan Celebration at Doddceum

The last Doddceum of the Academic Year, held on May 5, 2016 was dedicated to Professor Frank Morgan, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in recognition of his indispensable service to Dodd Neighborhood. Frank Morgan worked to create more opportunities to bring faculty, staff, and students together; in doing so, he was instrumental

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Joint Mathematics Meetings 2016

The 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings, the largest mathematics meeting in the world, took place on January 6-9, 2016 in Seattle, WA. Prof. Satyan Devadoss received the Haimo national teaching award. Sarah Tammen of our 2014 SMALL undergraduate research Geometry Group was named Schafer Prize runner-up. Outstanding poster recognition went to Nina Pande, Sarah Fleming, Lena Ji, and

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Matthew Quinn and Stephanie Stacy Win First Place in National Statistics Competition

Matthew Quinn and Stephanie Stacy, Juniors at Williams College, won the First Place in this year’s USPROC (Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition) sponsored by CAUSE (Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education). USPROC is an annual national competition among undergraduate students in United States. The project submitted by Matthew and Stephanie was based on a

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Rubik’s Cube Turns 30

One of the greatest toys ever invented, the Rubik’s Cube celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2010. With more than 300 million cubes sold worldwide, it is still one of the most popular puzzles in the world. The Hungarian professor and architect Ernő Rubik, the inventor of the cube, continues to challenge the world: last year he introduced

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Cildo Meireles and the Poisson-Clock transition

Cildo Meireles is a well-known Brazilian artist, associated with the art movement “Neo-concrete art”. He was recently given a full retrospective by the Tate Modern Museum in London, which I had the opportunity to see in December 2008. Meireles’ intriguing and aesthetically seductive installations and sculptures were displayed in seven rooms [link]. I enjoyed most of

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