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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a community of scholars committed to excellence in research and instruction. We offer a comprehensive set of curricula in our disciplines, from introductory-level general education courses to doctoral dissertation direction and postdoctoral mentoring. Undergraduate majors enjoy a broad array of options through which they can earn the bachelor's degree, and can also apply to participate in summer research activities. The Department's Ph.D. program appears among the top public graduate programs in the recent National Research Council rankings. The M.S. programs in both Applied Mathematics and Statistics contribute to an important pipeline of professionally trained students who enter the high-technology industrial sector.

Faculty News Briefs

February 2015

Professor Michael Lavine was recently appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of stats.org, a non-profit, non-partisan project to analyze and explain numbers and statistics in the news and to promote statistical literacy in the media and society. It is a joint project of the American Statistical Association and Sense About Science USA.

On February 27, 2015 Emeritus Professor Floyd Williams gave a special lecture at Western New England University in Springfield, MA. The title of the talk was “8 Meets E8, Theta Series, 8 Visits the Elementary Particle Zoo, and Some Other Crazy Stuff.” The talk was part of a series of lectures that the department at Western New England University tries to present every other Friday to undergraduate students and faculty.

Professor Robin Young visited Georgia Tech during the period February 16–18, 2015. While he was there, he gave a talk titled “Asymptotic Expansion of Hyperbolic Evolution Operators” detailing recent progress on his long-standing project on the existence of shock-free periodic solutions of the compressible Euler equations.