Category: Research

Nick Trefethen to Speak at Michigan Tech

Nick Trefethen of Oxford University will deliver a lecture
“Discrete or Continuous?” at 5:05 p.m. on Monday, April 27, in Fisher 325.

Trefethen has received many honors for this research in Numerical Analysis:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society
  • Member of the National Academy of Engineering
  • The Gold Medal from the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (UK)
  • The Naylor Prize from the London Mathematical Society

He is past-president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and he has the distinction of being the first customer to buy a copy of Matlab.

Trefethen describes his talk as follows: “As old as any issue in science and mathematics is the polarity between discrete and continuous. The details change from century to century, but a synthesis still challenges us. In this talk I will comment on some of the long history and current state of interplay between these two ways of thinking.”

The public is welcome.

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GSG Award Winners – Mathematical Sciences

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Government proudly announce the 2014-2015 academic year winners (see Tech Today for all winners).

Shuaimin Kang (MS candidate, Applied Mathematics) and Rachel Rupnow (MS candidate, Pure Mathematics) received the Outstanding Scholarship Award recognizing academic performance in areas such as excellent GPA, originality in research, leadership and teamwork.  Bryan Freyberg (PhD candidate, Discrete Mathematics) and Ethan Novak (PhD candidate, Discrete Mathematics) received the Outstanding Teaching Award recognizing graduate students who have exhibited exceptional ability as a teacher, have received excellent evaluations from students, as well as gaining the respect of faculty in their departments.

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