A student recently shared the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk6wbvNPZW0&feature=youtu.be This includes some work I did with a student, David Montague, a few years back in SMALL. The animation is terrific; my favorite example is our proof of the irrationality of sqrt(5) (starts at 9 minutes). The paper is here: Rational irrational proofs (with David Montague), Mathematics Magazine (85
Happy Pi Day, everyone!! Check out this article on Mother Jones by Professor Colin Adams and Professor Tom Garrity, where they seek to answer: “What Is the Greatest Number of All Time?”
Check out this post by Professor Brianna Heggeseth, along with Leslie Myint and Brittney Bailey, for the for the ASA Statistics Education Section! From Professor Heggeseth: “The goal of the blog post is to start a nation-wide conversation among statistics educators about the best practices for creating inclusive classroom climates.”
The Williams chapter of the AWM is launching their “major declaring lunch”! They will pair up participating sophomores (or first-years) and junior/senior math majors based on your interests and requests. There is minimal commitment — just a one-time lunch where you get to learn a little bit about each other and share your experience in
Happy International Women’s Day! Check out this video called “Faces of Women in Mathematics”, featuring our very own Professor Pamela Harris! The video has 146 clips featuring 243 women mathematicians from 36 different countries and speaking 31 different languages.
Our very own Professor Dick De Veaux will be appearing in the next episode of NOVA, “Prediction By The Numbers” on Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 9p.m. on PBS. Be sure to tune in! Check out a preview here.
Applications to become a Clare Booth Luce Scholar are now open, and are due on Friday, February 19! To submit an application, please visit this page. We will be holding an information session for students who might want to apply, Thursday February 15th at 6pm in TBL 211. There will be pizza and ice cream!
The 40th Green Chicken Competition was hosted by Middlebury College on Saturday, October 28th. Led by Professors Mihai Stoiciu and Steve Miller, ten Williams College students participated and successfully defended the Green Chicken (it was our ninth consecutive victory). The top scorers in the Williams College team were: Ian Banta, Will Howie, Markus Feng, Michael
Williams will be participating in two math competitions this fall, and we need you to help us take them on! They are: The Green Chicken Mathematics Competition (Saturday, October 28, at Middlebury) The Putnam Mathematics Competition (Saturday, December 2, at Williams) If you’d like to participate in either of these exams, please get in touch
September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time when we recognize the accomplishments and contributions of [email protected] and Hispanics in the United States while celebrating the culture and heritage. Every day during this month the website www.lathisms.org – standing for [email protected] and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences – will showcase a [email protected] or Hispanic mathematician