Mathematics

Professor Adams wins the MAA Halmos-Ford Award

We are delighted to announce that Professor Colin Adams has been selected as a recipient of the MAA Paul R. Halmos – Lester R. Ford Award for 2020. This award recognizes authors of articles of expository excellence published in The American Mathematical Monthly. It will be presented at MathFest 2020… Continue reading »

Professor Harris Coedited a Guide to Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, with chapter by Professor Morrison!

Prof. Pamela E. Harris’s edited volume A Project-Based Guide to Undergraduate Research in Mathematics: Starting and Sustaining Accessible Undergraduate Research provides accessible and self-contained research problems designed for undergraduate student projects, and simultaneously promotes the development of sustainable undergraduate research programs. The chapters in… Continue reading »

New Math Faculty Profile: Dr. Eva Goedhart

Dr. Goedhart was born in the Netherlands and moved to the US when she was 7.  She was most interested in fine art (oil painting, ceramics, carving) until freshman year of college when she discovered mathematics. For her, math was a department that was welcoming and she found… Continue reading »

Graduation Breakfast

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Williams College invites graduating mathematics and statistics majors, their families, and guests to attend a breakfast on Commencement morning, Sunday, June 4, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Mathematics and Statistics Library, Bronfman Science Center. Please join us for coffee,… Continue reading »

William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

On an intermittently snowy December 3, 2016, twenty-seven Williams students gathered in Bronfman to take on the 77th Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, one of the most notoriously challenging math contests in the world!  Fueled by determination, coffee, and Professor Miller’s inspirational music playlist, these Ephs used their mathematical… Continue reading »

Colloquium Fest 2017

The 2017 Mathematics Colloquium Fest will be on Tuesday January 24, from 9:30am – 2:20pm in Bonfman 103-106. Sixteen Mathematics seniors give colloquium talks in three or four parallel sessions, with a pizza lunch break. Here is the detailed schedule of the 2017 Colloquium Fest: 9:30 – 10:05 BSC 104… Continue reading »

Williams College defends the Green Chicken!

The 39th Annual Green Chicken math contest was held at Williams College on Saturday November 12, with Williams and Middlebury students taking on challenging math conundrums to compete for the beloved Green Chicken trophy. Williams successfully defended the Green Chicken, with Elijah Fromm ’17, Ian Banta ’19, and Abe Leite ’20… Continue reading »