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“In Search of Proof” by Lois Peterson

An exhibit entitled In Search of Truth by Professor Emeritus Lois Peterson will be shown at Carnegie Art Center (120 S. Broad Street, Mankato, MN).  The exhibit runs from October 6 through October 22 with the opening reception on Saturday October 8 from 7-9PM. The work in this exhibit was partially motivated by conversations with […]

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” Opens in Theaters

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 […]

MCS Team Rocks the Mathematical Contest in Modeling

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, […]

Lois Peterson Donates Painting to MCS Department

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 Premieres at TIFF

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. […]

Baltimore Ravens’ Lineman and Mathematician

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  Baltimore Ravens Offensive Lineman John Urschel Publishes Paper In Math Journal