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    Aaron Lauve

    Math Matters
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    Mathematics & Statistics
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    Christine Haught

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    Elizabeth Greiwe

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    Jennifer Johnson

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    Stephen Doty


  • 2D Cellular Automata

    October 14th, 2014

    by Jonathan Kusner

    This post will discuss 2D cellular automata; we will talk about what they are, how they are constructed, and why they are studied. We will see how these systems, though simple in their construction, are a hopeful tool that may give researchers insight into the origins of many complex mechanisms like consciousness.


    Mathematics Careers Rank Top 4 in Best Jobs List

    Mathematics Careers Rank Top 4 in Best Jobs List

    August 28th, 2014

    by Jennifer Johnson

    Students around the country majoring in the mathematical sciences have gained assurance that they are heading down the right road. A recent report(*) from CareerCast put mathematics careers in the top four spots for the best jobs for 2014. 1. Mathematician 2. Tenured Professor 3. Statistician 4. Actuary Rankings are based on career outlook, salary, and […]


    Iranian Mathematician is First Female Fields Medalist

    Iranian Mathematician is First Female Fields Medalist

    August 15th, 2014

    by Elizabeth Greiwe

    For the first time in its 78-year history, a woman has won a Fields Medal, mathematics’ equivalent to the Nobel Prize. The International Congress of Mathematics recognized Stanford University mathematics professor Maryam Mirzakhani for her work on the geometry of Riemann surfaces. More specifically, Mirzakhani has looked into “moduli spaces,” or how a Riemann surface […]


    Do doctors understand test results?

    Do doctors understand test results?

    July 8th, 2014

    by Stephen Doty

      Are doctors confused by statistics? A new book by one prominent statistician says they are – and that this makes it hard for patients to make informed decisions about treatment. In 1992, shortly after Gerd Gigerenzer moved to Chicago, he took his six-year-old daughter to the dentist. She didn’t have toothache, but he thought […]


    How to derive a brain

    How to derive a brain

    April 18th, 2014

    by Peter Tingley

    On April 14, Dr. Mark Albert from our own CS department gave a great talk in the undergraduate colloquium series. Here is one audience member’s view of what happened!


    Next UCMS: How to Derive a Brain

    Next UCMS: How to Derive a Brain

    April 11th, 2014

    by Aaron Lauve

    In the last lecture of the semester in the Undergraduate Colloquium in the Mathematical Sciences, we learn how mathematics, statistics, and computer science are helping neuroscientists these days to model individual neurons. And I don’t mean Givenchy. Monday, April 14th Speaker: Mark Albert (Loyola – Dept. of Comp.Sci.) Title: How to Derive a Brain Lecture: 4:30 p.m., Cuneo Hall 311 […]


    Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery

    Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery

    February 20th, 2014

    by Aaron Lauve

    This is the centennial year of much beloved Martin Gardner’s birth. In honor of this great puzzlemeister and mathematics popularizer, the theme for this year’s Math Awareness Month is “Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery.” What is your favorite mathematical puzzle? I’d love to hear it—and will collect the results in a subsequent post in April.


    AWM Panel Discussion at UIC

    AWM Panel Discussion at UIC

    November 11th, 2013

    by Christine Haught

    The University of Illinois at Chicago  chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics will bring together leading women mathematicians in academia for a panel discussion this Friday. Learn about the history of women in mathematics from Chicago-area mathematicians. Loyola’s Dr Anne Leggett McDonald will join other distinguished Chicago-land academics to discuss the history and present state […]


    Next UCMS Lecture: How to Win at Blackjack

    Next UCMS Lecture: How to Win at Blackjack

    November 1st, 2013

    by Aaron Lauve

    In this talk, the audience will see how calculus can inform your choice of strategy in gambling and other ‘investments.’ (Hint: “21″ is an entertaining movie, but the best strategy isn’t learning how to count cards like Kevin Spacey.) Tuesday, November 5th Speaker: Jim Zhu (Western Michigan University – Dept. of Math) Title: How to […]


    First Women in Math Tea a Success

    October 18th, 2013

    by Molly Walsh

    On Friday, October 11, the women faculty of the Loyola Mathematics and Statistics Department hosted a Welcome Tea for female department majors, minors, and certificate students. Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty gathered in IES 110 for conversation, tea, home-baked goodies, and the construction of a mini-Menger sponge using business cards. We hope to attract […]