Archive for Thomas LoFaro
The biopic “The Man Who Knew Infinity” opened in theaters this past weekend. It tells the remarkable story of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (played by Dev Patel) and his friendship with British mathematician G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). The film is based on the book of the same name by Robert Kanigel. The mathematical consultant for […]
Each year in early February the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) conducts the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), “an international contest for high school students and college undergraduates. It challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems.” This year’s team from Gustavus Adolphus College with members Zachary Brown, […]
Gustavus Art Professor Lois Peterson has gifted the MCS department the painting titled Proof (a portion of which is shown here) to celebrate the many years of friendship between her and the department. For seven years, Professor Peterson has taught her courses on the third floor of Olin Hall and has maintained her office along side […]
The Man Who Knew Infinity, a biopic about the life of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and his friendship with G. H. Hardy, opened yesterday at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Dev Patel as Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons as Hardy. The films early reviews are very positive and has already generated some Oscar buzz. […]
I came across these great articles on Baltimore Ravens’ offensive lineman John Urschel. Enjoy. From the Baltimore Sun: For math scholar John Urschel of Ravens, playing football adds up From its-intersting.com: Baltimore Ravens Offensive Lineman John Urschel Publishes Paper In Math Journal
Eric Hanson, class of 2016, is spending the spring semester of 2015 in Budapest, Hungary in the Budapest Semester in Mathematics program. This is the first (of hopefully many) reports on his adventures abroad. The Mathematicians’ Choir Amidst another day full of math classes, math homework, and Hungarian food, one of my math professors invited […]
Stop by the third floor Olin Hall lobby to check out the artistic offerings of your favorite MCS professors. The exhibit runs from Friday March 6 through Friday March 20.