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Steve Gonek named fellow of American Mathematical Society

Mon, 13 Jan 2020

Thirty percent of the 20 tenure-track faculty members in the University's Department of Mathematics are now AMS Fellows.  


Playing Ben Affleck’s daughter

Mon, 11 Mar 2019

Maddy Wary is a mathematics and brain and cognitive sciences dual major from Hawaii. But during Spring Break this week, she makes her onscreen debut in Triple Frontier, a Netflix action thriller.


Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

Fri, 09 Nov 2018

They major in optical engineering and minor in Italian. Or work toward dual degrees in music and computer science. Or pursue two minors while majoring in audio and music engineering. Meet the graduating seniors from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences honored for pursuing dual degrees or minors in the humanities.


Much ado about nothing

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

The concept of nothingness is the subject of everything from children’s books to philosophical debate. In the universe, however, is nothing ever possible? How have scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians thought about the concept of nothing throughout history and up to the present?


Rochester’s undergraduate math program is ahead of the curve

Tue, 13 Mar 2018

In 2017, nearly 10 percent of the total number of Arts, Sciences & Engineering graduates completed a math major, the highest percentage ever at the University, and one of the highest of any institution in the country.