News

Jun
21
2022
Message from the Chair
Catch up on news from the Mathematics Department as Dr. Dorina Mitrea reflects on the 2021-2022 academic year.
Jun
14
2022
Dr. Tommy Bryan Honored with Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching

The Mathematics Department's Tommy Brian was among 11 other faculty from all around campus to receive an award for outstanding faculty in either teaching, scholarship, or contributions to the academic community for the 2021-2022 academic year. Tommy was honored for his excellent teaching.

May
30
2022
The Mathematics Department hosted this event on the Baylor University campus and virtually during May 23-May 27, 2022.
May
14
2022
Congratulations to Our 2022 PhD Graduates!
Congratulations to our 2022 PhD graduates, Larry Allen, Chian Chua, Henry Ickes, Alan Mullenix, Mads Reynolds, and Jonathan Stanfill. Several of this years graduates share about their time at Baylor and their plans for the future.
May
6
2022
Spring 2022 Luncheon and Award Presentations

At the end of the Spring 2022 semester, the math department came together to share a meal and honor our excellent undergraduates, graduate students, and graduating PhDs.

May
3
2022
The Mathematics Department hosted the 85th Midwest Partial Differential Equations Seminar during April 29-April 30, 2022, on the Baylor University campus. This is a long-running series, going back to 1977, aimed primarily at showcasing the latest developments in the field of partial differential equations and related areas.
Apr
26
2022
Celebrating Kathy Hutchison's Time at Baylor

Baylor University will soon be saying farewell to a cornerstone member of its math department. Kathy Hutchison, a Senior Lecturer, will be retiring this May.

Apr
19
2022
Dr. Jameson Graber Shares About Earning an NSF CAREER Award
Dr. Jameson Graber, a Baylor math faculty member, shares his mathematical journey and his path to earning an NSF CAREER award.
Mar
31
2022
Dr. Alexandra Pasi Talk: Advancing Your Career in Industry with the Art and Science of Mathematical Story-Telling
After receiving her PhD in Mathematics from Baylor University, Dr. Lexi Pasi co-founded Lucidity Sciences, a scientific and technical consulting firm that designs, builds, and implements custom analytics solutions for organizations across a variety of industries. Dr. Pasi returned to Baylor to give a talk with the message that "Mathematicians in corporate and industry positions must learn to embrace their role as mathematical story-tellers".
Mar
22
2022

On Friday, April 22, 2022, friends and faculty of the Baylor Mathematics Department gathered to celebrate the 70th birthday of Dr. Manfred Dugas, his scientific achievements, and his 35 years of service to our Baylor Department of Mathematics. On this festive occasion, Dr. Kulumani Rangaswamy (University of Colorado, UCCS) shared about Manfred's life, his widespread career in algebra, and his prolific research contributions to realization theorems.

Mar
9
2022
The NSF-supported 55th Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference was held on Baylor Campus March 9th through March 12th. This conference series brings together a broad cross-section of topology researchers, featuring sessions on continuum theory, dynamical systems, geometric group theory, geometric topology, and set-theoretic topology. Almost 200 attendees and invited speakers from more than 20 different countries participated in the conference. More information, including abstracts of talks, can be found at the conference webpage.
Feb
28
2022
Baylor hosts 2022 Southwest Local Algebra Meeting (SLAM)
Our Baylor Department of Mathematics hosted the 2022 Southwest Local Algebra Meeting on February 26 and February 27. About 60 participants traveled to Waco to hear leaders in the field of Algebra on their recent research. The speakers were Mirela Çiperiani (UT Austin), Charles Conley (UNT), Ken Goodearl (UC Santa Barbara), Amy Huang (Texas A&M), Jonathan Montaño (NMSU), and our own Manfred Dugas (Baylor). In addition, graduate students from the Southwest region presented their work during poster sessions of the conference.
Dec
10
2021
2021 Baylor Putnam Team

On Saturday, December 4, 2021 seven Baylor students participated in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. On a typical year, over 4000 students representing over 500 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada take the Putnam Exam. Known as one of the most difficult mathematical exams worldwide, on many years the median score is 0!

Dec
4
2021
Meet the Scientist: Dr. Jon Harrison Shares About Quantum Chaos at the Mayborn Museum

On Saturday December 4 there was the chance to meet a mathematician at the Mayborn Museum. Dr Jon Harrison from the department was talking to visitors about quantum chaos and its connections to slinkies, Facebook, billiards and internet security.

Nov
12
2021
Celebrating Professor Lance Littlejohn's 70th Birthday

A brief portrait of the man and the mathematician. On Friday, November 12, 2021, friends and faculty of the Baylor Mathematics Department gathered to celebrate the career of Dr. Lance Littlejohn. Dr. Fritz Gesztesy shared about Lance's life and mathematical journey from childhood to college years and beyond.

Oct
22
2021
A Brief History of the Ralph and Jean Storm Chair at the Baylor Mathematics Department

The following is a brief history of the Ralph and Jean Storm Endowed Chair in the Department of Mathematics, how it came about, a short tribute to Jean and Ralph Storm, and a concise description of the principal work of the first two Storm Chair holders, Paul Hill and David Arnold.

Oct
16
2021
Mobius Math Society at Baylor Homecoming
Members of the Mobius Math Society got up early to take part in Baylor's historic Homecoming parade. Society members hope to make participation in the parade an ongoing tradition.
Jun
17
2021
Message from the Chair
Catch up on news from the Mathematics Department as Dr. Dorina Mitrea reflects on the 2020-2021 academic year.
May
27
2021
Congratulations to Our 2021 PhD Graduates!
Congratulations to our 2021 PhD graduates, Tavish Dunn, Ian Grigsby, Alexandra Pasi, Taylor Poe, and Jack Rebrovich. Read more to hear about their time at Baylor and their plans for the future.
May
16
2021
Congratulations to Alexandra Pasi and Blake Allan
Congratulations to Alexandra Pasi and Blake Allan for being recipients of Outstanding Thesis awards.
Apr
14
2021
Math Department Mourns Loss of David Arnold
Dr. David M. Arnold, former Ralph and Jean Storm Chair of Mathematics and a distinguished emeritus professor at Baylor, passed away peacefully at his home on January 3. He was 81 years old.
Mar
29
2021
Baylor Math Stories: Thomas Gibson
Thomas Gibson is a 2015 Baylor Mathematics alumnus. Read about his journey from a pre-medicine focus to modeling climate changes.
Mar
26
2021
Celebrating Professor Johnny Henderson’s 70th Birthday
This year, we are delighted to celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Johnny Henderson and all that he has meant to our department.
Mar
20
2021
Baylor Math Stories: Brooke Bonadies
Brooke Bonadies, a 2021 Baylor Mathematics senior, shares a heart-felt "thank you" to the donors that have helped her along her Baylor journey.
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.


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