Amber Hathaway is a Physics Ph.D. student at the University of Maine who holds a M.A. in Mathematics from the same institution. She also obtained her undergraduate education from UMaine, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Mathematics and Women’s Studies with minors in Physics and Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy. Her master’s thesis explored the role of noted German mathematician Emmy Noether’s theorem on integral invariants in the context of the history of the calculus of variations.
A current resident of Orono, she originally hails from Veazie, Maine. In her free time she enjoys writing horror, crafting, reading, and playing Pokémon GO. She is an active member of the Student Women’s Association on campus and writes for The Radical Notion.
Brian Toner is a Computer Science Ph.D. student at the University of Maine who holds a M.A. in Mathematics from the same institution. He also obtained his undergraduate education from UMaine, graduating cum laude with a B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Electrical Engineering. His area of specialization is computational mathematics, with a focus in image analysis.
Prior to coming to the University, Brian spent six years in the military, after which he decided it was time to move on and pursue traveling and education. He traveled the United States for two years before taking up studies at the University of Maine. Though travel made up much of his activities as a youth, he enjoys a slower life in a more centralized area.
A current resident of Orono, he spent the majority of his formative years in Charleston, Maine. He spends his free time writing software, books, blogs, and silly songs.