Jul. 18, 2019—This article was originally published on the Department of Mathematics’ website in 2009 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. Richard Arenstorf, professor emeritus of mathematics, died in 2014. The U.S. is celebrating the moon landing that occured 40 years ago on July 20, 1969. Before that could happen, as the National Aeronautics...
Mar. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt neuroscientist James R. Booth is making available the largest known neuroimaging dataset on math development. His goal is to support the work of other researchers working to understand how arithmetic skills develop in childhood.
Nov. 28, 2018—The Nashville Math Club will offer hands-on activities such as learning the geometry of bubbles or seeing the math behind various shapes of origami.
Oct. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the Akamai Foundation. The Akamai Foundation is a private corporate foundation dedicated to fostering excellence in mathematics, with the aim of promoting math’s importance and encouraging America’s next generation of technology innovators.
Apr. 26, 2018—Vaughan Jones, Stevenson Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, has been named an honorary fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, the first national academy of science and letters in that country.
May. 5, 2017—UC-Berkeley mathematician Ian Agol, who received the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, will deliver this year's Shanks Lecture.
Apr. 28, 2017—Marc Chen wants to use data to make cities work better for everyone. Chen, a math and economics major, believes there’s a wealth of untapped data out there waiting to be mined that could help public policymakers understand how their decisions affect the well-being of city residents.
Apr. 20, 2017—Blake Quigley and Ben Shapiro received first-place awards in a student visualization competition that was held in conjunction with the "Places and Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition on campus.
Apr. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt students Lauren Branscombe, Joshua Fleck and David Zhang have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. They are among a group of 240 scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,286 mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide.
Feb. 13, 2017—Six new courses, ranging from the impact of African music on politics to the interdisciplinary applications of virtual reality to big data methods for smart city development, are among the second set of University Courses to be offered at Vanderbilt University.
Nov. 20, 2016—Bozeman's tireless efforts to encourage women from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate degrees in mathematics were recognized by President Obama when he appointed her to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. The 12-member committee is responsible for identifying nominees for the president’s consideration in selecting recipients for the prestigious award.