by Jessica Deters This article was originally posted on SIAM News. As mathematicians, numbers connect us; we all have an intimate connection with them. Consider picking a random number between 1 and 10. As we cycle through the options, each carries so much meaning that none feel truly random. Not even computers can generate truly random numbers. … Continue reading Connecting through Numbers at the Joint Math Meetings

# Talk Math to Me

By Izzy Aguiar and Jessica Deters This article was originally published on SIAM News

# The Shoes of JMM

By Izabel Aguiar This article was originally posted on SIAM News.

# Dr. Willy Hereman

By Izzy Aguiar This article was originally published by the Oredigger. Dr. Hereman is a professor in the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department, was the Department Head from 2012 to May 2016, and is a self proclaimed “pi fanatic”. When Dr. Hereman arrived in 1989, the campus of Mines was very different: none of the … Continue reading Dr. Willy Hereman

# Math Girls

by Izzy Aguiar This article was originally posted on SIAM News. For a mathematician, perusing the exhibition hall of the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings feels a lot like trick-or-treating at Halloween. The vast ballroom is swarming with mathematicians, publishers, software companies, and t-shirt booths handing out fliers, stickers, and even candy. The tables start to … Continue reading Math Girls

# Hidden Figures Rock Joint Math Meeting

by Jessica Deters Margot Lee Shetterly shares her experiences that led her to Hidden Figures at JMM panel discussion on Jan. 4, 2017.This article was originally posted on SIAM News. Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures, and Dr. Christine Darden, a retired NASA human computer and aeronautical engineer, were met by a crowd so large that … Continue reading Hidden Figures Rock Joint Math Meeting

# Colloquium Correspondents at JMM

Jessica and Izzy take the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meeting!