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Article: "Your Brain On Math" in Quadrangle Magazine
Published: 03/18/2013

If you're like many people, when someone says "math" you think "problem." A head-scratching homework assignment maybe, or an equation on a whiteboard (or blackboard, depending on your age). Possibly a problem with a required course, if mathematics didn't happen to be your forte.

Mathematicians think about such things a little differently. And the problems they think about might surprise you.

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Olgert Denas wins First Place at the first 3MT at Emory
Published: 03/07/2013
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science wish to congratulate Olgert Denas for his first place finish in the first 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition hosted by the Laney Graduate School. More information about 3MT can be found here.
Maymester Course this Summer entitled "Partial Differential Equations in Action: from medical images to numerical simulations"
Published: 02/19/2013
Dr. Veneziani will give a Maymester Course this Summer entitled "Partial Differential Equations in Action: from medical images to numerical simulations". The course will be held from May 14 to 31 and will introduce motivated students to Partial Differential Equations from a practical standpoint. The reference application will be given by cardiovascular physiology and pathology quantitatively analyzed by solving partial differential equations for blood flow and electrocardiology. The course includes lectures from Dr. Samady (CathLab - Emory Hospital), Dr. Tong (Neurosurgery) and visits to the Emory SPECT and MRI facilities (Dr. Garcia and Oshinski). More information can be found here or downloaded here. Dr. Veneziani will also give a course for high-school students in August called "Foundation of Mathematical Modeling".

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Tiziano Passerini receives fellowship from the American Heart Association
Published: 02/19/2013
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science would like to congratulate Dr. Tiziano Passerini who has received a 2-years post-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association for a research project on "Blood flow patterns in the infrarenal aorta of subjects with increased peripheral resistances", sponsored by A. Veneziani and Dr. W.R. Taylor (Emory Cardiology). His appointment started January 2013.
Professor Ken Ono developed a formula for mock modular forms that may prove useful to physicists who study black holes.
Published: 12/18/2012

December 22 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician renowned for somehow intuiting extraordinary numerical patterns and connections without the use of proofs or modern mathematical tools. A devout Hindu, Ramanujan said that his findings were divine, revealed to him in dreams by the goddess Namagiri.

I wanted to do something special, in the spirit of Ramanujan, to mark the anniversary, says Emory mathematician Ken Ono. Its fascinating to me to explore his writings and imagine how his brain may have worked. Its like being a mathematical anthropologist.

Ono, a number theorist whose work has previously uncovered hidden meanings in the notebooks of Ramanujan, set to work on the 125th-anniversary project with two colleagues and former students: Amanda Folsom, from Yale, and Rob Rhoades, from Stanford.

The result is a formula for mock modular forms that may prove useful to physicists who study black holes. The work, which Ono recently presented at the Ramanujan 125 conference at the University of Florida, also solves one of the greatest puzzles left behind by the enigmatic Indian genius.


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