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Public lecture by Thomas Banchoff: "The fourth dimension and Salvador Dali"
Published Date: 2006-03-06
Presented by the Department of Math & Computer Science and the Emory College Program in Science and Society. Abstract: Salvador Dali was fascinated by science and mathematics. He incorporated mathematical forms and ideas into many of his paintings, for example, "The Fourth Dimension in Corpus Hypercubus" to ordinary geometry. This presentation will describe interaction with Dali over a ten-year period, as described in a recent documentary commemorating the centenary of the artist's birth. Brief bio: Thomas Banchoff is a geometer who has been a professor at Brown University for the past 40 years. He was an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame and he received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1964. He has taught at Harvard, UCLA, and Yale, and he is currently teaching at the University of Georgia in the mathematics department and in the College of Education. In 1991, he wrote "Beyond the Third Dimension" describing his collaborations with mathematicians, computer scientists, and artists.
Metrics Report: Mathematics and Computer Science
Published Date: 2005-03-29
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Faculty appointed to BOT committees
Published Date: 2003-11-03
The Board of Trustees (BOT) has agreed to appoint University faculty members for three-year terms as nonvoting counselors to the board’s eight major committees, former University Senate president William Branch announced at the Oct. 28 Senate meeting... click here for more information
Math & Science Center enjoys grand opening
Published Date: 2002-10-21
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Distinguished Professors
Published Date: 2001-11-05
Ronald Gould Goodrich C. White Professor Gould received his B.S. in mathematics from the State University of New York and his M.S. in computer science and Ph.D. in mathematics from Western Michigan University. He was the recipient of the 1999 Emory Williams Teaching Award. Gould, currently director of graduate studies for the computer science and mathematics department, has authored many publications with heavy emphasis on the studies of graph theory and graph algorithms. click here to read about the other honorees
IT tools help expand Emory classroom walls
Published Date: 2001-04-30
A lone professor sits late at night in an assembly hall in Budapest, Hungary. On a large-screen video monitor, she sees students and faculty in a library conference room on Emory’s campus. For the next hour, they share a dynamic, interactive dialogue on the political and social ramifications of the recent Yugoslav election... click here for more information
The Pattern on the Stone, reviewed by Ron Gould
Published Date: 1999-11-15
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New Goodrich C. White chairs honor the legacy of a former Emory president
Published Date: 1997-01-13
V. S. Sunderam, whose research is in distributed computing systems and includes computer networking and concurrent processing, is currently leading the Collaborative Computing Frameworks (CCF) project that involves several Emory faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students. The goal of CCF is to create virtual work environments or "collaboratories" (a location-independent laboratory in which researchers can collaborate) using computer workstations, campus networks and the Internet. "People at different universities, offices or even at home, can collaborate on a project in real time, as if they were simultaneously in the same laboratory," Sunderam said. "Our research involves inventing the enabling technologies and tools for such systems, and we are fortunate to have an excellent multidisciplinary team working on this project. The Dobbs professorship will help this project and others tangibly by providing supplemental research support." click here for the full article
First round of teaching funds awarded to faculty initiatives
Published Date: 1996-09-03
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Math/Computer Science honors four students
Published Date: 1995-09-25
In recognition of their high achievement, four students received awards from the Math and Computer Science Department Sept. 15. The Trevor Evans award, which recognizes outstanding performance by undergraduate majors in the department, was given to College senior Cyrus Bradford and 1995 graduate Matthew Kimball, who is currently in the department's master's program. The award, presented for the first time this year, will be given annually and is intended to help defray educational expenses. It was established by the family and friends of Professor Evans, department chair from 1957-72 and 1976-82, to honor his contributions to mathematics and Emory. click here to read the full article