Congratulations to Assistant Professor Peter Tingley, who was named a Sujack Master Researcher for 2014.
This is the centennial year of much beloved Martin Gardner’s birth. In honor of this great puzzlemeister and mathematics popularizer, the theme for this year’s Math Awareness Month is “Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery.” What is your favorite mathematical puzzle? I’d love to hear it—and will collect the results in a subsequent post in April.
As we come to the close of the academic year it is time to recognize our graduates, and all of our students' outstanding achievements. Attend the Department Awards Reception on April 30.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Loyola University Chicago and the MTA sponsored the annual math contest for the Chicagoland area Catholic High Schools on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. Students from 15 area Catholic High Schools competed on a written test in mathematics. Fenwick and St. Francis were the big winners.
For years, it was assumed the "triple cork" was physically impossible. In 2011, undergrad Daniel Martin and his professor Tim Chartier at Davidson College proved the contrary... using only tools from Math 263 and 264. Now the maneuver features prominently in the Sochi Winter Olympics.
In keeping with the Loyola students' tradition of selfless service, the Math Club has once again decided to offer free tutoring for students in any Math/Stats 100-level course, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, in Flanner Hall. Navigate to the "Tutoring" page under the "Resources" tab above for more information or to volunteer as a tutor.