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 NSA 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 […]

Thesis Defense: Mike Annunziata

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Groebner bases of (non)commutative free algebras Mike Annunziata, Thesis Defense April 26, 2017 8:00AM in Manchester 121 Abstract: The set of all polynomials in a collection of variables with coefficients in a given field is an important mathematical object, called the polynomial ring. The primary objects of study in this theory are sets of polynomials that […]

EXAM WEEK STUDY SESSIONS for Spring 2017

Posted on: April 24, 2017

EXAM WEEK STUDY SESSIONS for Spring 2017  DATE  TIME  ROOM    MATH 107  Monday, May 1  7 – 9pm  Manchester 124    MATH 109  Thursday, April 27  6:30-8:30pm  Manchester 121    MATH 111  Thursday, April 27  6:30-8:30pm  Manchester 16    MATH 112  Thursday, April 27  6:30-8:30pm  Manchester 20    MATH 113  Thursday, April 27  6:30-8:30pm […]

COMAP MCM 2017 Results

Posted on: April 21, 2017

COMAP MCM results are out. We had a record 7 teams participating this year (more than 2% of US teams). The results are very good: 3 meritorious, 3 honorable mention and 1 successful participation. We will post their summary pages in the window case on the first floor. Team 55895 Problem C Successful Participation Schwarzkopf, […]

Thesis Defense: Crossing number bounds for mosaic knot diagrams

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Crossing number bounds for mosaic knot diagrams Sarah Roberts Time: 11 AM Date: 4/25/17 Location: MAN 121 We begin our work by tabulating some previously undocumented link mosaic diagrams, and continue by proving some bounds on crossing number of mosaic diagrams of knots in terms of winding number. This work is specifically for knots that […]

Thesis Defense: Exploration of the Three-Player Partizan Game of Rhombination

Posted on: April 10, 2017

Exploration of the Three-Player Partizan Game of Rhombination Katie Greene April 11th at 11:00 am in Manchester 020 We introduce a new combinatorial three-player partizan game called Rhombination and expand some ideas from two-player game theory into three-player game theory. Three-dimensional Domineering, as defined by Cincotti, is distinct from Rhombination. We prove the Fundamental Theorem […]

Senior Seminars

Posted on: March 29, 2017

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Senior Seminars Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Manchester Hall 018 Chris Buetti “Classifying NBA Shots Using Machine Learning” 3:25pm – 3:40pm Joyce Chen “Risk and Ruin” 3:45pm – 4:00pm Chas Cantrell “Predicting Major League Debut Likelihood of Minor League Baseball Players” 4:05pm – 4:20pm Jiajie Zhang “TBA” 4:25pm – 4:40pm […]

Class numbers of imaginary quadratic fields

Posted on: March 20, 2017

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Presents Olivia Beckwith Emory University Thursday, March 23, 2017 Manchester 020, 11:00am “Class Numbers of Imaginary Quadratic Fields” Abstract: Ideal class groups measure the departure of the ring of integers of a number field from being a Unique Factorization Domain. I will discuss what is known and what is conjectured about […]