2017 Putnam results

Posted on: February 20, 2018

The results of the 2017 Putnam have been announced. There were 10 students from Wake Forest who gave up 6 hours of their Saturday to participate – Benjamin Cobb, Dylan King, Andrew Moss, Allie Neal, Clark Osborn, Kewen Peng, Yiwen Tang, Lin De Yang, Haotian Zhang, and Jiajie Zheng. Wake Forest’s team consisted of Benjamin Cobb, Lin […]

AMC Math Contests Feb. 15th

Posted on: February 1, 2018

To: North Carolina Mathematics Teachers and Parents Wake Forest University is hosting the AMC math contests, AMC10B and AMC12B this year on Thursday, February 15th, 2018, 5:15-7:00 pm.  We invite your students to participate in these contests. There are 20 AMC10B spots and 10 AMC12 spots available. Interested students should contact Dr. Jiang as soon as […]

EXAM WEEK STUDY SESSIONS

Posted on: December 6, 2017

EXAM WEEK STUDY SESSIONS Fall 2017     DATE  TIME  ROOM  MATH 109 Sunday December 10  5:00-7:00pm  Manchester 121  MATH 111 Sunday December 10  5:00-7:00pm  Manchester 16  MATH 112 Sunday December 10  5:00-7:00pm  Manchester 20  MATH 113 Professor  Office  Hours  MATH 117 Professor  Office  Hours  MATH 121 Wednesday December 13  6:00-7:30pm  Manchester 125  MATH 256 Tuesday […]

2017 Gentry Lectures

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Permutations, peaks, polynomials, and a positivity conjecture

Posted on: October 17, 2017

Colloquium Pamela Harris Williams College Permutations, peaks, polynomials, and a positivity conjecture  Friday, 10/27/17, 4pm, room 016. From the basic ordering of n​​ objects, solving a rubik’s cube, and establishing the unsolvability of the general quintic via radicals, permutations have played many important roles in mathematics. In this talk, we present some recent results related to the concept […]

Anticipating Population Extinction in Ecological and Epidemiological Systems

Posted on: September 27, 2017

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Presents Suzanne M. O’Regan, PhD Department of Mathematics North Carolina A&T State University  Thursday, October 5, 2017 Manchester Hall, Room 020 – 11:00am “Anticipating Population Extinction in Ecological and Epidemiological Systems” Many ecological systems exhibit critical transitions.  Bifurcations, small smooth changes in underlying drivers that induce sudden shifts in […]

The WFU Mathematics and Statistics Dept. will host the 2017-18 MAA State Dinner

Posted on: August 30, 2017

The WFU Mathematics and Statistics Dept. will host the 2017-18 MAA State Dinner Frank Morgan is an American mathematician and the Webster Atwell ’21 Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, specializing in geometric measure theory and minimal surfaces. He is most famous for proving the Double Bubble conjecture, that the minimum-surface-area enclosure of two given […]

Erway Receives NSF Grant

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Erway received funding from the National Science Foundation for her grant on BIGDATA: IA: Collaborative Research: Parsimonious Anomaly Detection in Sequencing Data.  Dr. Erway is the principal investigator on the grant.  The grant starts Sept 1, 2017 and ends August 31, 2020. ABSTRACT: Genomes contain the complete set of instructions for building an […]

Noise-induced Transitions between Alternative Stable Periodic Orbits: Is there a Preferred Phase for Tipping?

Posted on: July 26, 2017

Noise-induced Transitions between Alternative Stable Periodic Orbits: Is there a Preferred Phase for Tipping? Speaker: Yuxin Chen, Northwestern Friday, 7/28/17, at Noon, Manchester 121 Title: Noise-induced Transitions between Alternative Stable Periodic Orbits: Is there a Preferred Phase for Tipping? Abstract: We consider a simple periodically-forced 1-D Langevin equation which possesses two stable periodic orbits in the absence […]