mathematics

They call him Sir Algebear
The case of Cornell College mathematics professor Jim Freeman’s missing bear is still unsolved, but 20 years later, some measure of balance has been restored, thanks to two alumnae.

Finance, math, lead Do to actuarial science professional program
Viet Do will combine combine the two things he’s most interested in, applied mathematics and finance, as an actuarial student in the Transamerica professional program.

Liberal arts lead Engel back to law
The liberal arts taught Amanda Engel how to combine her love for English as well as mathematics, and the result is that she’ll attend the Washington University School of Law in the fall.

Tolentino wins Fulbright
A third Cornellian, Lucio Tolentino ’09, has won a Fulbright grant this year.

Sowers earns spot in MIT chemistry graduate program
Molly Sowers discovered a love for chemistry at Cornell and begins graduate studies at MIT in 2012. She credits Cornell faculty for providing inspiration and the preparation necessary to excel in a highlevel internship at the University of Nebraska.

Davis aims to bring statistical approach to city planning
Liz Davis is a numbers person with a math major and physics minor. She is also an ideas person who discovered a passion for urban planning, thanks to key politics courses (her second major) and a Cornell Fellowship with an energy policy firm.

Mathematics Tuesdays: Taking Sudoku Seriously
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is offering a series of public lectures on the mathematics of Sudoku.

Bonding with Topology
A chemical bond is a connection between two atoms in a molecule. Connectivity is also an important concept in the mathematical definition of topology. This presentation on Oct 25th touches on the relationship between those two concepts.

TimeTurning for Muggles: How to keep your distance
The commonsense notion of distance is also a fundamental idea in mathematics. One of the properties that mathematicians–and any sane person–typically require of a distance is that the distance between a point and itself be zero. But what if we allowed selfdistance to be positive?

Sarah Ruen ’04
Since graduating with a B.A. in Mathematics and Political Philosophy from Cornell, Sarah Ruen has utilized her education and experience to consult on matters of international and domestic public policy related to energy and the environment.

Zgraggen teaches HS math in the Swiss Alps
Franziska Zgraggen ’04 teaches high school math at the Gstaad International School in the Swiss Alps after majoring in math, secondary education, and German at Cornell. As an undergrad, she spent a semester studying in Basel, Switzerland.

Cornell professor not baffled by numerical phenomenon
MOUNT VERNON – Cornell mathematics professor Jim Freeman had the number of a Cedar Rapids Gazette story on Wednesday. All nine of them.

Dimitrov lands software job through fellowship
Dimo Dimitrov’s 2007 fellowship at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids wasn’t simply preparation for his future. It is his future.

Jessica Johnson ’07
Jessica Johnson ’07 completed her first year of Medical School at the University of Missouri in 2008. At Cornell, she majored in mathematics, minored in biology, and pursued a wide range of activities including NCAA volleyball, research on rainforest plant/insect relationships, an internship in prosthetics, and a month in Guatemala assisting with joint replacements through […]

Math students study fractals during summer research
Laina Mowry and Fadzai Fungura spent the summer of 2007 at Cornell researching the geometry of selfsimilar fractals — objects whose parts are miniaturized copies of the larger structure.