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UMaine Math Department to host Maine/Québec Number Theory Conference

The University of Maine Department of Mathematics & Statistics will host the Maine-Québec Number Theory Conference on October 5-6, 2013.  Approximately 60 number theorists from New England, Québec, and beyond will gather at the annual meeting to present and discuss their research.  Among the 38 scheduled lectures is a plenary address by Barry Mazur, a […]

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2013 Capstone Presentations

It’s that time of year again- when the senior Mathematics majors give talks on their Capstone papers. Come hear what they have been working on. The schedule of lectures and list of topics are here.

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2012 Mathematics Contest Winners

All students of Calculus I and II (MAT 126-127) were invited to participate in this year’s Mathematics Contest.  The test consisted of three challenging calculus problems, to be solved over one weekend, and turned in on November 14th, 2012. The results are in, and the following cash awards were given: Calculus I (26 participants) First Prize […]

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2011 Mathematics Contest Winners

The department of Mathematics and Statistics ran a contest in 2011 for Calculus students.   There were 37 contestants, 25 enrolled into Calculus I and 12 into Calculus II.  Students of Calculus I and II were given different sets of problems and were not competing with each other. Place Name Class Prize First Nathan Dunn […]

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Math Major awarded Fellowship

Stuart Lathrop has been awarded a CLAS Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Fellowship for this year. Mr. Lathrop, who is a senior math major, won the $1400 fellowship for his proposal entitled Contributions to the Foundations of the Theory of Transcendental Numbers. He is writing an extensive survey on the theorem of Gelfand and Schneider asserting […]

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2012 Quebec/Maine Number Theory Conference

The annual Québec/Maine Number Theory Conference took place on the weekend of September 29-30. The conference was co-organized by number theorists at the Unversity of Maine and at Laval University in Québec City.  This year, the conference was dedicated to the memory of UMaine mathematician Ali Ozluk, who passed away last year.  Prof. Peter Sarnak, […]

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Pizza Pi: Lessons on train schedules

Pi Mu Epsilon / Pizza Pi talk Thursday, April 5, 2012, 11:30am-12:30pm. Neville 421 Pizza at 11:30 am, Talk 11:50-12:30. Dr. Eisso Atzema, University of Maine Math Department Lessons on Train Schedules: From String Charts to Teaching Tools. The early 20th-century was a time of major reforms in the teaching of mathematics all across the […]

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In Memoriam: Ali Erhan Özlük, 1952-2012

Ali Erhan Özlük, Professor of Mathematics, 1952-2012 Our dear colleague, Professor Ali Özlük, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Bangor on March 1, 2012. Prof. Özlük was born Sept. 13, 1952, in Denizli, Turkey. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Bogazici University in Bebek/Istanbul in 1974, he attended graduate school at the […]

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Students receive Fellowship

Undergraduates Emma Strubell and Avner Maiberg each received an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Fellowship from the University of Maine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for work they are doing with Associate Professor of Mathematics David Hiebeler. They will be developing computer simulations of the spread of internet worms, with the goal of developing strategies […]

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Twisted Mathematics: Rubik’s Cube

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 12:30pm – 1:20pm in Room 421 of Neville Hall. Speaker: Kevin Roberge, Mathematics Instructor and Graduate Student of Physics. Pizza will be served! Rubik’s cube and the many other twisty puzzles that have been created embody a beautiful part of mathematics known as group theory. These hand held puzzles invite problem solvers […]

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