UAA Planetarium shows this semester include a talk from a visiting University of Wales astronomer, a trip through ever-expanding fractals with three math professors, and an earthquake experience with Simon Kattenhorn, director of the Department of Geological Sciences.
Go U.S. Team!! Math is cool!
Team USA 🇺🇲️ finishes #1 of 20 high school math teams at the Romanian Master of Mathematics. Congratulations to these math students!
Congratulations to one of our math majors, Olivier Mantha!! He is also the WCHA Goalie of the week!! UAA: University of Alaska Anchorage
Olivier Mantha is this week's Denali Federal Credit Union Seawolf Student-Athlete of the Week. Mantha wrapped up his illustrious collegiate career in style, bac...kstopping Alaska Anchorage to a sweep at rival Alaska with a WCHA-best 76 saves (the second-most nationally). The senior from La Tuque, Québec finished the weekend with a .938 save percentage, while making double-digit stops in five of the six periods. Mantha opened the series by making 35 saves in Friday’s 5-3 victory, including 32 over the final 40 minutes. Saturday night, he logged the 13th 40-save performance of his career (fourth this season), stopping 41 shots in a 3-2 triumph. Mantha made 12 saves in the first period, 13 in the second and 16 more over the final 20 minutes, ending his collegiate career with a UAA-record 3,449 saves. He also tallied 946 stops this season, one shy of the Seawolves’ single-season record. In addition to his saves number, Mantha also ends his time in Anchorage as UAA’s career leader in save percentage (.908) and minutes (6973:22).
“Convex polyhedra are among the oldest mathematical objects. Indeed the five platonic solids, which constitute the climax of Euclid’s books, were already known ...to the ancient people of Scotland some 4,000 years ago.” Read this fascinating and illustrated piece, “Dürer’s Unfolding Problem for Convex Polyhedra,” by Mohammad Ghomi in the January issue of Notices of the AMS at http://bit.ly/2DHJyBl . (Image: Top row courtesy of Graham Challifour, bottom rows Mohammad Ghomi)
Mathematics alumnus Alex Troll was recognized as Teacher of the Week by KTVA 11 News! Learn more about how Alex is inspiring the next generation of problem solvers.
Some interesting results from dabbling in mathematical moonshine.
San Diego State University is pleased to invite applications to its Summer 2018 Mathematics Research Experiences for Undergraduates. The program dates this year will be June 18 -- August 10, subject to final NSF approval. They have one project in applied mathematics (HIV modeling), and one in statistics (machine learning).
The program will pay a stipend of $4000 and provide room and partial board for participants. The application deadline is March 2. For a detailed program description and application instructions/materials, please see the program website:
This Spring Semester we are offering MATH A309: Introduction to Number Theory. Number theory is the study of integers and is famously known as the “Queen of Mathematics”. Explore concepts developed by famous mathematicians, including Fermat, Gauss and Euler. Topics covered include properties of primes, congruences, number theoretic functions and Diophantine equations.
If you have any questions about this course, please contact Dr. Debbie Narang, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This semester we are offering MATH A430: Concepts of Topology.
Topological ideas are important in mathematical analysis, differential geometry, and differential equations. Topology also has major applications in fields such as genetics, geoinformatics (GIS), data analysis, and physics.
Topics covered include the theory of sets, metric space topology, and general topological spaces. Concrete examples will be emphasized, and students will have opportunities for independent stud...y during the course. Additional time will be filled with advanced topics chosen based on student and
instructor interest. Join us!
The prerequisite for this course is C or better in MATH A324. Please contact Sam Cook, email@example.com, if you have questions about this course and/or registering for the course or the listed corequisite.