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Department of Mathematics
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4002
College of Arts and Sciences Building
Dr Timothy Norfolk
Assistant to the Chair
Ms Pamela Hoover
Ms Joyce Lott
...is used everywhere. With it, we can create models of almost anything — complex molecules, ecosystems, or the economy. We can design new medicines and new materials, and build more efficient communication devices and more secure networks. We can decode a genome and decipher its history. We can make better environmental and financial decisions.
Applied mathematicians use mathematics to solve problems in science and engineering, using pencil and paper as well as computers to set up and solve equations, and then interpreting the results. Theoretical mathematicians explore beyond the physical models, creating new mathematics by discovering underlying logical structures and geometries, and novel patterns and symmetries.
With a degree in mathematics or applied mathematics, you can work in virtually any field, in the public, academic and industrial sectors. Math majors have the skills employers want.
Announcements for Fall 2014
- Talk: PDE-free variational imaging methods based on sparse representations by
Julia Dobrosotskaya, Case Western University, November 20 at 3:20pm in Schrank Hall North 359.
- The Algebra Seminar, on Nov. 21 at 3:15pm, in CAS 220, hosts Mark Lewis from Kent State: Codegrees and nilpotence class of p-groups.
- Wednesday 11/12, Artem Zvavitch (Kent State University) will speak on "Mahler's conjecture for convex bodies." (details). The seminar starts at noon in CAS 220D.
- The Algebra Seminar, on Nov. 7 at 3:15pm, in CAS 220, hosts Sarah Bockting-Conrad from Oberlin: Tridiagonal pairs and the quantum enveloping algebra Uq(sl2).
- Information session: Grad school in mathematics, particularly (but not limited to) PhD programs, Thursday 10/30 at 3pm in Crouse 311.
- Talk: Modeling Quasicrystals with Dynamical Systems: An Investigation of Periodicity and Quasiperiodicity by May Mei, Denison University, October 23rd at 3:30pm in Schrank Hall North 359.
- Yaniv Almog from Louisiana State University will speak on "A Rigorous Proof of the Maxwell-Claussius-Mossotti Formula" noon Friday October 24th in CAS 220D.
- Ongoing Mini-course: Well-posedness of dissipative surface quasi-geostrophic equation II by Fedor Nazarov, Kent State, September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 in Applied Math. Lab., 3:15-5:00 pm.
- Terrian Nowden, NASA Glenn Research Center will speak: "From Hands-on to Mathematics to the International Space Station" Thursday October 30th, at 3:30pm in CAS 124.
- Thanks for a great department picnic at Mingo Pavilion in Sand Run Park!
- The Women In Mathematics group is hosting seminars this semester by female mathematicians on their research and career opportunities.
- Colloquia are currently scheduled in algebra and in PDE's.
What makes a great college professor?
Kevin Kreider and Susan Young teach math with humor and clarity — and that ranks them among the top 25 college professors in the nation – in a RateMyProfessors.com survey.
Mathematicians from around the world gathering at UA Oct. 20-21
The schedule will include 21 special sessions about mathematics and math education.
Math Department Poster Session
The Math Department's Eleventh Annual Poster Session will be held on Wednesday 30 November. It will feature over 40 student research projects in a variety of mathematical areas.
Professor serves on U.S. energy committee
Dr. Joseph Wilder has been reappointed to another two-year term on a U.S. Department of Energy advisory committee, where he provides expertise in methane hydrate computer simulation.