A new undergraduate lecture series cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and intended for a broad audience, continues this semester. The speakers are chosen from a variety of disciplines (within the college and beyond), and are given one task: “explain how mathematics touches your area of research.” Last semester, we learned how to effectively communicate with satellites through deep-space, why tsunamis are so devastating, just how deep are the connections between math and music, and more.

The first lecture of this semester will be delivered by Brian Adams, of Sandia National Labs, who will speak about “Applied Mathematical Sciences at Sandia.” The lecture will be held on Tuesday, February 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Cudahy Science Hall, room 313. More information about Adams’s talk and a full list of this semester’s speakers can be found here.

Questions can be directed to Aaron Lauve at lauve@math.luc.edu.