On Monday, February 25, Br Guy Consolmagno, SJ, PhD will give the Ignatius of Loyola Lecture at 4:00 p.m. at the Crown Center Auditorium. Brother Consolmagno is a research astronomer and physicist at the Vatican Observatory.
Mathematics is one of the most important subject that we teach in school. The high-tech jobs of the future will require mastery of not only elementary subjects like algebra and geometry, but of advanced mathematical topics like calculus, discrete mathematics, and statistics. If mathematics is truly that crucial for finding a well-paying job in the [...]
Richard Askey delivers lecture on q-extensions of binomial coefficients, the gamma function, and more.more
Math Club teaches Loyola faculty and students how to solve Rubik's Cube.more
Zalman Usiskin delivers lecture on the shape of geometry in the high school curriculummore
Catastrophe theory is a subbranch of an area of mathematics called bifurcation theory, which itself is a subdiscipline of dynamical systems theory. Catastrophe theory was founded by the famous French mathematician Rene Thom (1923 – 2002) in the late 1960′s, and became very popular in the 1970′s. Catastrophes are essentially bifurcations (or splits) between points [...]
In the very excellent (stats centric) blog Quomodocumque, we find a nice quotation from David Foster Wallace about mathematical intuition, which he compares to James Joyce’s heady notion of epiphany and Yeats' "the click of a well-made box." more
Andrew Hacker is "dead wrong"more
The Feit-Thompson Theorem is the result that every group of odd order is solvable. The original proof was 255 pages!
Departmental news and accolades from previous semesters more