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MATH AT BATES
Welcome to the first edition of the Bates College Mathematics Department Newsletter!Math Seminars This Semester
Four mathematicians are scheduled to give talks about their research this semester:
In addition, Georgia Benkart will give the Sampson Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on October 23 in the W. M. Keck Classroom, Room G52, in Pettengill Hall. Her title is "Women Mathematicians I Haven't Known". All are invited.Student Math Presentations
Bates math students will also have opportunities to present mathematics they have recently studied. Each senior working toward a one-semester thesis will present a poster at the end of this semester, tentatively scheduled for December 4. Seniors working toward a full-year thesis will give a short talk on their work during the week of November 18. And students in the Math 155 class "Mathematical Models in Biology" will present posters on their research topics on December 13, from 10:30-12:30. Further information on all three events TBA.Math Council Movie Night
Come One, Come All!
Challis J. E. Kinnucan, a Bates College senior from London, Ontario, has been awarded a $4,000 scholarship grant from the American Mathematical Society's Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Fund.
On Saturday, December 7, the Bates College Team will compete in the Sixty-Third Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. This is a competitive examination in collegiate mathematics and Bates teams have made good showings in the past. Two years Peter Kozak was our high scorer and did well enough to receive honorable mention. This year Peter will be joined by some or all of the following students, who meet regularly to work on problems from old Putnam Exams: Alex Smith, John Quah, Chi Nguyen, Greg Jukins, Ritika Juneja, and Nick Violi. If you are interested in participating, there is still room for two more.Alumna Update
Diana Sepehri graduated as a math major last year and is spending a year traveling and studying traditional medicine, thanks to the Watson Grant she earned. Diana began her work in Western China. Recently she sent the following:
"I wanted to give a quick update/"I'm alive" note saying that I've
successfully finished a 5-week intensive Uighur course in Urumqi
and am now in Kashgar (Xinjiang, China) where I'll be starting
the first "serious" phase of my research.
You can email Diana at email@example.com.
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