November 2012 Alumni Newsletter
Drexel Professor of Mathematics C. T. (Tim) Kelley gave a keynote address in September at the 12th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications in London. His subject was "Scalable hybrid deterministic/Monte Carlo neutronics simulations in two space dimensions." In July 2014 he will give a plenary talk at the conference Optimization 2014 in Guimar„es, Portugal.
Professor Kailash Misra is one of fifty mathematical scientists from around the world who have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) during the program's second year. Professor Misra was cited "for contributions to the representation theory of Kac-Moody Lie algebras and quantum groups, and for service to the mathematical community." He is the fourth member of the Mathematics Department to be named a Fellow of the AMS.
Raimond Struble, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, died on October 30. He was 88. Struble was a Navy veteran who earned his Ph.D. from Notre Dame in 1951. He worked for Douglas Aircraft Company and NASA, and was a faculty member at the Illinois Institute of Technology, before joining the NC State Mathematics Department in 1958. He helped establish the applied mathematics doctoral program and directed twelve Ph.D students. Struble worked in the areas of ordinary differential equations and generalized functions in operational calculus. His 1962 graduate text, Nonlinear Differential Equations, was translated into several languages. Struble published over 70 research articles, and corresponded with Albert Einstein on the mathematics of double stars. He was named a University Professor in 1970 and retired in 1987. Struble's colleagues depended on him for a fair and thoughtful assessment of any situation. His hobbies included coaching pole vaulting, singing, skating, swimming, listening to classical music and ballroom dancing.
Assistant Professor Lorena Bociu gave one of the four invited addresses at the Fall 2013 meeting of the Mathematical Association of America's Maryland-DC-Virginia Section on November 1-2. Her topic was "Snowflakes, balloons, and the cardiovascular system." All three phenomena can be modeled as free boundary problems for partial differential equations.
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SAS Hall, Home of the Mathematics and Statistics Departments
The Mathematics and Statistics Departments moved into state-of-the-art SAS Hall in May 2009. An article in the PAMS magazine SCOPE tells how the new building is changing life in the two departments.The story behind SAS hall is here. More SAS Hall photos here. Photos by Ted Branoff of SAS Hall under construction are here.
NC State Mathematics Graduation
The Mathematics Departmental Graduation will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in 2203 SAS Hall.
Graduate Recruitment Weekend
Friday February 28, 2014 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Graduate Recruitment Weekend
Saturday March 1, 2014 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Today's Events (12-05-2013)
Association for Women in Mathematics
Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM in Undergraduate Lounge 2nd floor of SAS
AWM Weekly Ladies Lunch