Martin Lorenz, professor in the Department of Mathematics, delivered the W.J. Blundon Lecture at the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences conference at the University of New Brunswick in October. The lecture was named in honor of Jack Blundon, who was Head of Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland for the 27 years leading up to 1976. Dr. Lorenz's topic was "How Large Can a Finite Group of Matrices Be?
David R. Hill, professor, and David E. Zitarelli, associate professor, both from the Department of Mathematics, authored a featured article, "Limit Points and Connected Sets in the Plane," in the most recent issue of Convergence, the Mathematical Association of America's online magazine. Dr. Zitarelli was also one of nine invited speakers at a conference sponsored by the International Commission for the History of Mathematics in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Representation Theory in Tibet in July.
Xiuhond Du, graduate student in the Department of Mathematics, presented his poster titled "Balancing Iteration Accuracy Using Inexact CG in Parabolic Control Problems" at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry: Challenges and Frontiers, held October 9-11 in Philadelphia. More Information
David R. Hill, professor in the Department of Mathematics, recently released the 9th edition of Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications, co-authored by Bernard Kolman of Drexel University and published by Prentice Hall.
Orin N. Chein, professor in the Department of Mathematics, will present a paper titled “Bol Loops with a Large Left Nucleus” at the Loops ’07 International Mathematics Conference, to be held August 19-25 in Prague. Dr. Chein was also an organizer of the conference, a forum for all aspects of loops and quasigroups which highlights new relevant results in algebra and geometry, and fosters connections to combinatorics, cryptography and group theory.
Cristian Gutierrez, professor in the department of mathematics, has been appointed a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina. According to the Academy, “This title is conferred on those who have dedicated, with relevant merits, to the cultivation and development of the Exact and Natural Sciences.
A member of the American Mathematical Society and Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, Lorenz has published 64 articles in highly respected mathematical journals, and he has been an invited speaker at more than 50 national and international conferences and symposia.
In observance of the 300th birthday of 18th century mathematician Leonhard Euler, the Mathematics Department, together with Computer Services, has purchased a high-end computer that will assist researchers in conducting large-scale computations as part of their research.