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
On June 20-21, there will be a Spatial Graphs School at Williams, including talks by five visiting mathematicians, and by SMALL participants. All talks will occur in 101 Stetson Court. Everyone is welcome. Schedule appears here: Wed., June 20 9:00-9:30 “State matrix recursion method to enumerate various lattice models”, Seungsang Oh 9:40- 10:20 “Arc index
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!
Congratulations to Professor Dick De Veaux, who has been elected Vice President of the American Statistical Association! Read all about it here.
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
Professor Allison Pacelli wrote a guest post on the blog mathbabe.org all about the summer calculus camp PZ Math. Check it out here!
Professor Mohamed Omar, who will be visiting Williams from Harvey Mudd College this week, was just featured in an article in Forbes! Check it out to read all about his fantastic work to increase diversity in math enrichment programs. And be sure to come see his faculty seminar on Friday!
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.”