Archives for "Mathematics"

Wednesday

March 12, 2008 11:00 am

Mathematical society vice president offers lectures

Ruth Charney, vice president of the American Mathematical Society, presents two lectures at Bates on Friday, March 14.

Charney gives a talk titled “The Large Scale Geometry of Groups” at 4:30 p.m. in Room 104, Hathorn Hall, 3 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). In the college’s annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, she addresses the topic “From Robotics to Geometry: Building Models with Cubes” at 7:30 p.m. in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road.

Thursday

August 9, 2007 9:22 am

Hughes program boosts students' math, science prospects

Students at Bates College this summer explored crime-scene chemistry and cultural diversity in mathematics through a program designed to make math and science more inviting to groups underrepresented in those fields. Eleven members of the class of 2011 were chosen to be Hughes Summer Scholars.

Thursday

November 9, 2006 3:58 pm

Award-winning mathematician to give annual Sampson Lecture

Jennifer J. Quinn, executive director of the Association for Women in Mathematics, presents two lectures at Bates on Friday, Nov. 10. At 4 p.m., she gives a talk titled “Synchronicity: Alternating Sums, Determinants, Continued Fractions and More.” At 7:30 p.m., in the college’s annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, her subject is “Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers.” Sponsored by the mathematics department, both talks are open to the public at no cost and take place in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. For more information, please call the college concierge at 207-786-6255.

Tuesday

October 24, 2006 11:17 am

Award-winning mathematician to give annual Sampson Lecture

Jennifer J. Quinn, executive director of the Association for Women in Mathematics, presents two lectures at Bates on Friday, Nov. 10. At 4 p.m., she gives a talk titled “Synchronicity: Alternating Sums, Determinants, Continued Fractions and More.” At 7:30 p.m., in the college’s annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, her subject is “Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers.” Both talks are open to the public at no cost and take place in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. For more information, please call the college concierge at 207-786-6255.

Wednesday

October 12, 2005 3:19 pm

Mathematical modeling, cancer treatment linked in Bates lecture

Lisette de Pillis, an expert in the use of mathematical models to solve difficult problems in diverse fields, offers two…

Wednesday

December 1, 2004 4:08 pm

Poster session aims to demonstrate math = fun

“The Heart of Mathematics,” a session of presentations by students in the course “Great Ideas in Mathematics,” aims to showcase different approaches to interpreting key concepts in the field.

Wednesday

June 2, 2004 12:33 pm

Gathering to celebrate life and work of deceased professor of mathematics

Colleagues, relatives, friends and former students of Richard W. Sampson, a professor emeritus of mathematics at Bates College who passed away in April, will gather to celebrate his memory at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, in the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

Friday

April 2, 2004 3:32 pm

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Richard Sampson dies at 81

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Richard W. Sampson, known for inspiring his students through both his passionate and creative teaching of mathematics and his active interest in their lives, died April 1. He was 81.

Wednesday

January 21, 2004 11:28 am

Lecture to explore statistical support for psychic powers

A professor of statistics from the University of California, Davis, will discuss the surprising degree that scientific testing corroborates the existence of certain psychic abilities, in a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Keck Classroom (G52) of Pettengill Hall.

Monday

January 27, 2003 3:11 pm

Cyberculture expert to discuss implications of altering the human body

Chris Hables Gray, a noted cyberculture expert and activist, will discuss the social implications of altering the human body through technology in a lecture.