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Monday, March 27, 2017

Math Madness Week 3: The Final Four!

Only Four Remain in This Week's Trial of Math!

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Dr. Esole at The Center 3-31-17!

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 31st! Mboyo Esole is coming to the Worldwide Center of Mathematics to present his research on a new pushforward measure, and its applications. Find more information on the poster below.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Advanced Knowledge Problem of the Week: 3-23-17

Check out this week's ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE Problem of the Week! Let us know how you did!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Math Madness Week Two

Math madness week one has drawn to a close, and so now where sixteen brilliant minds once stood, only eight remain. A few matches stood out with some nail-biting action, while most others were won in landslide fashion. Namely, the come-from-behind victory pulled off by Ada Lovelace to defeat Hausdorff really rocked the boat. I gotta say, the action in those few close matches may not have been enough to make for the most thrilling week of sports, but I'm looking at this week's bracket ant it is looking to be a thriller.

Our first match features Turing and Cauchy, two mathematicians who blew away their opponents last week. Fans are going to have to make a tough choice here, so I have a feeling it will come down to the bone on this limb of the bracket.

Coming up after that, it's the battle of physicists: Poincare and Maxwell. Will Poincare's work on chaotic systems beat out Maxwell's ordering and unification of electro-magnetic waves? I think Maxwell may be in for an upset defeat, as last week he struggled to edge out a win against Emile Borel, but only time can answer this question, who will move on to the final four?

This next match is a face-off between Lovelace and Ramanujan, and perhaps the most high profile game this week. These two mathematicians are world renowned, making this duel as close to a celebrity match this year's tournament will see.

And finally, Lebesgue and Abel will vie for a spot in the final four. While both competitors pulled off
a comfortable victory last week, neither one flat out blew away the competition, so I feel slightly lukewarm about this matchup. Either way, the victor will have to go up against Ramanujan or Lovelace, and that will be the real test.

Signing off from the Worldwide Center of Mathematics, this has been your introduction to week two of #MATHmadness2k17. Vote Here

Friday, March 17, 2017

Mathematical Things to do This St. Patty's Day Weekend

As spring slowly thaws the ice from the ground, we celebrate the life of the foremost patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. The holiday is celebrated all over the world, with shamrocks and green clothing galore! Here is a list of a few (slightly) mathematical things you can do this weekend to celebrate.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Problem of the Week: 3-14-17

Check out this week's Problem of the Week! Let us know how you did in the comments or on social media!

Solution below the break.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Advanced Knowledge Problem of the Week: 3-9-17

Check out this week's Advanced Knowledge Problem of the Week on bilinear and quadratic forms! let us know what you thought and/or how you did in the comments below or on social media.

Solution below the break.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Problem of the Week: 3-7-17

Check out this week's PotW! Let us know how you did in the comments below, or on social media!

Solution below the break.