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Jan
2
2020
Professor Jill Pipher, President of the American Mathematical Society and the Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Mathematics at Brown University, recently addressed several Congressional representatives on state-of-the-art cryptography methods.


For more information, click here.
Oct
21
2019
From May 18-22, 2020, The Department of Mathematics at Baylor University is hosting a conference entitled

From Operator Theory to Orthogonal Polynomials, Combinatorics, and Number Theory.

The conference is organized around topics of analysis including operator and spectral theory, special functions and orthogonal polynomials, and their connections with combinatorics, probability theory, and number theory.

We will also celebrate Lance L. Littlejohn’s accomplishments in helping to build the mathematics department at Baylor University from 2007 until August 1, 2019, when he stepped down as chair.

For more information, see Baylor Analysis Fest May 2020.
Oct
17
2019
Undergraduate Math/Physics Major Blake Allan Wins Prestigious Trjitzinsky Memorial Award from AMS
Blake Allan, a senior majoring in mathematics and physics is one of eight winners in the United States of the Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Award, which is made possible by a bequest from the estate of Waldemar J., Barbara G., and Juliette Trjitzinsky. The official announcement from the American Mathematical Society of Blake's award was announced on October 17.
Oct
15
2019
Dorina Mitrea Hired as New Chair of Baylor Mathematics
On August 1 2019, Dr. Dorina Mitrea became the new Chair and Professor of the Department of Mathematics at Baylor University. She replaces Dr. Lance Littlejohn who chaired the department from 2007-2019.
Oct
14
2019
September 2019 Alumni Newsletter
Click on the title of this news item to see a link to the September 2019 newsletter and learn about the new department Chair, Dr. Dorina Mitrea.
Oct
9
2019
Luis Caffarelli, National Academy of Sciences Mathematician, To Visit Baylor October 17-18
Luis Caffarelli, a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, will be the speaker in the thirteenth annual Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics when he visits Baylor on October 17-18. Professor Caffarelli, the Sid Richardson Foundation Regents Chair at the University of Texas in Austin, is internationally recognized for his fundamental research in mathematics.
Oct
8
2019
John Ewing, President of Math for America, speaks on 'Is There An Education Crisis?'

Dr. John Ewing, President for Math for America and former Executive Director of the American Mathematical Society, will speak at Baylor University on October 15. His lecture, entitled "Is There An Education Crisis", will be delivered on October 15 at 4:00 pm in the Baylor Sciences Building D110.

Aug
8
2019
Department of Mathematics Installs Wall of Honor to Recognize Donors
On August 15 2019, the Department of Mathematics had a Wall of Honor installed on the third floor of the Sid Richardson Building to recognize its many generous donors. This was a project more than ten years in the making between Baylor's Office of Advancement and the Department of Mathematics.
Aug
8
2019
Marius Mitrea Joins Baylor's Mathematics Faculty
Dr. Marius Mitrea, formerly Professor of Mathematics at the University of Missouri, became a member of the Department of Mathematics on August 1, 2019. He joins his wife, Dorina, who became the new Chair of Baylor's Department of Mathematics.
Aug
8
2019
The Department of Mathematics welcomes several new faculty members in the fall of 2019. Joining the math faculty are Dr. Dorina Mitrea, who is the new Chair of the Department, new Full Professor Marius Mitrea, regular lecturers Reeve Hunter and Dana Winters, and Sergio Mayorga, a new post-doctoral fellow.
Aug
8
2019
Mathematicians Luis Caffarelli and Douglas Arnold To Speak in Baylor Lecture Series in Fall 2019
Luis Caffarelli (University of Texas) and Douglas Arnold (University of Minnesota) are the speakers in, respectively, the thirteenth annual Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics and the twelfth annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics. Both are internationally recognized for their fundamental research in mathematics.

Professor Caffarelli, the Sid Richardson Foundation Regents Chair in Mathematics at the University of Texas in Austin and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, will visit Baylor University on October 17-18. Professor Arnold, the McKnight Presidential Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, visits Baylor on December 5-6. Each will give two lectures on campus; their public lectures (October 18 and December 5) are suitable for faculty, students, and the general public.
Aug
8
2019
On the weekend of November 9-10 2019, Baylor's Department of Mathematics will be hosting the sixth meeting of the Brazos Analysis Seminar.

This NSF-funded series of analysis workshops meets every semester on campuses of the three sponsoring universities: Baylor University, Texas A&M University, and University of Houston. The topic of the meeting will be (loosely) centered around non-commutative functional/harmonic analysis.
Aug
7
2019
The seventh annual Texas Analysis and Mathematical Physics Symposium will be held at Rice University from January 31 - February 2, 2020.

More information can be found at TexAMP 2020.
Sep
25
2018
Sonny Whorton ('62) inducted into Baylor's Wall of Honor
Dr. Sonny Whorton, a football letterman (1957-1961) who earned dual degrees in math and physics in 1962, is an internationally recognized authority in biostatistics, epidemiology and environmental toxicology. On Saturday, September 21, he was inducted into Baylor's Wall of Honor. This award is open to any Baylor letterwinner and graduate who has achieved prominence or honor because of meritorious accomplishments in public or private life following their Baylor athletic career. In addition, each member of the Wall of Honor will have brought positive public recognition, credit and honor to Baylor University and the Baylor Athletic Department.
Aug
29
2018
The fourth meeting of the NSF-funded Brazos Analysis Seminar will be held on the campus of Texas A&M on September 29-30. The meeting will start at 9am on Saturday morning and end at 1pm on Sunday.
Aug
1
2018
Baylor's Department of Mathematics will host the annual Texas Analysis and Mathematical Physics (TexAMP) symposium on campus on October 26-28. TexAMP is a regional weekend meeting held annually. The meeting includes main presentations by leading researchers in their fields, and provides conference participants an opportunity to present contributed talks. This is the sixth annual TexAMP conference and the first to be held at Baylor University.
Jul
31
2018


The Department of Mathematics will welcome two new faculty members in the fall of 2018.

Joining the math faculty are Dr. John Lee, a new Assistant Professor, and Dr. Julienne Kabre, a new post-doctoral fellow.

Jul
31
2018
Peter Sarnak, Princeton number theorist, to deliver the 2018-2019 lectures in Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics


Professor Peter Sarnak, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics and permanent member of the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, will deliver the lectures in the twelfth annual Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics. Dr. Sarnak will visit Baylor on April 3-6, 2019.

Jul
31
2018
William Cook, Traveling Salesman Problem expert, to speak in November in Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics


Professor William Cook, from the University of Waterloo and Johns Hopkins University, will be the eleventh speaker in the annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics when he visits our campus from November 14-17. Dr. Cook will deliver two lectures, a public lecture and a colloquium talk, both suitable to a wide and varied audience.

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