# AY 12-13

#### Math/Stat Faculty in the News

Dr. Anne Hupert, Math Professor and Faculty Secretary-Treasurer for Phi Beta Kappa, is featured in the July edition of Inside Loyola. [...]

#### Progress on the Twin Prime Conjecture

Three cheers for the indefatigable (! ! !). Dr. Yitang Zhang, mathematician and Subway sandwich maker, recently made an astounding breakthrough on the Twin Primes [...]

###### Theme Semester Invitations

#### Loyola Faculty Honored

The Special Semester on Game Theory and Partial Differential Equations at the Mathematics Research Center (on the campus of the University of Pittsburg) has invited Dr. Robert Jensen to give a week-long graduate course on "Singular Perturbations of PDEs and Games." The Special Semester on Automorphic Forms, Combinatorial Representation Theory, and Multiple Dirichlet Series at ICERM (the newly created MSRI at Brown University) has invited Dr. Peter Tingley to give a lecture on "Crystals and (Affine) MV Polytopes."

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#### Undergraduate Teaching Colloquium

This Thursday, David Bressoud will speak about preliminary results obtained from the largest calculus survey ever undertaken. I do hope you can attend the talk. There will be a reception immediately afterwards (Loyola Hall, Seminar Room) to keep the conversation going. All are welcome!

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#### Nobel winner says maths counts

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.

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#### Special Lecture on q-Counting

Richard Askey delivers lecture on q-extensions of binomial coefficients, the gamma function, and more.

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#### Loyola Cubed

Math Club teaches Loyola faculty and students how to solve Rubik's Cube.

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#### Special Lecture on Geometry and Math Education

Zalman Usiskin delivers lecture on the shape of geometry in the high school curriculum

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#### Dangerous Intersection

Catastrophe theory is a subbranch of an area of mathematics called bifurcation theory, which itself is a subdiscipline of dynamical systems theory. Bifurcation theory studies and classifies phenomena characterized by sudden shifts in behavior arising from small changes in circumstances, analyzing how the nature of the solutions of equations depends on the parameters that appear in the equation.

READ MORE#### Literary Takes on Mathematical Intuition

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."

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#### Computer Proof of Feit-Thompson Theorem

At 5:46 p.m. on Sept. 20, Georges Gonthier, principal researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge, sent a brief email to his colleagues at the Microsoft Research-Inria Joint Centre in Paris. It read, in full: “This is really the End.”

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Throughout 2013, participating organizations from over 108 countries will promote the importance of statistics to the scientific community, business and government data users, the media, policymakers, employers, secondary school and college students, and millions of people like you. Many participating organizations are planning seminars, media outreach, and [...]

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Our planet is the setting for dynamic processes of all sorts, including the geophysical processes in the mantle, the continents, and the oceans, the atmospheric processes that determine our weather and climates, the biological processes involving living species and their interactions, and the human processes of finance, agriculture, water, transportation, and energy. The challenges facing our planet and our civilization are multidisciplinary and multifaceted, and the mathematical sciences play [...]

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