# News Feed

## What have department members been up to?

- February 13, 2023:
**Scott Taylor**‘s paper “Equivariant Heegaard genus of reducible 3-manifolds” was published in*Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society.* - January 25, 2023:
**Scott Taylor**and**Qidong He**’21 published their paper “Links Bridge Number and Width Trees” in*Journal of the Mathematical Society of Japan.* - January 6, 2023:
**Scott Taylor**spoke on his work at Sum Camp at the Joint Math Meetings. The camp also released a promotional video. - November 19, 2022:
**Tamar Friedmann**spoke on her joint work with**Qidong He**’21 at the Discrete Math Workshop held at Smith College. - October, 2022:
**Tamar Friedmann**and**Qidong He**’21 have posted a new research paper “Counting Conjugacy Classes of Elements of Finite Order in Exceptional Lie Groups” to the arXiv. - October, 2022:
**Evan Randles**had his paper “Local Limit Theorems of Complex Functions on Z^d” accepted for publication in the*Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications.* - September, 2022:
**Christina Nunez**wrote a news article for the Colby Magazine about work of**Evan Randles**and**Huan Bui**’21 which won a national award for science journalism. Congrats to Christina, Evan, and Huan! - July, 2022:
**Jan Holly**‘s paper*What Type of Apollonian Circle Packing Will Appear?*won the prestigious Paul Halmos-Lester R Ford Award from the Mathematical Association of America for a paper of expository excellence published in the the*American Mathematical Monthly.* - January, 2022:
**Tamar Friedmann**and collaborator had their paper “A simplified presentation of Specht modules” published by the Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra. - December, 2021:
**Nathaniel Ferguson ’21**and collaborator have had their paper “Generating sets for the Kauffman skein module of a family of Seifert fibered spaces” accepted by the New York Journal of Mathematics. This paper started as a JanPlan project. - November, 2021:
**Scott Taylor**and collaborator have had their paper “Tunnel number and bridge number of composite genus 2 spatial graphs” published by the Pacific Journal of Mathematics. - September, 2021:
**Evan Randles**and**Huan Bui**’21 have had their paper*A generalized polar-coordinate integration formula with applications to the study of convolution powers of complex-valued functions on ℤ^d*accepted by the journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications - June 2021:
**Scott Taylor**and Maggy Tomova (U. Iowa) are Principal Investigators on the 3-year NSF Collaborative Research grant*Connecting Spatial Graphs to Links and 3-manifolds*. - March 2021:
**Leo Livshits**and collaborators had their paper “Algebraic degree in spatial matricial numerical ranges of linear operators” accepted by*Proceedings of the AMS*. - March 2021:
**Tamar Friedmann**and collaborator had their paper “Euler’s Reflection Formula, Infinite Product Formulas, and the Correspondence Principle of Quantum Mechanics” accepted by*Journal of Mathematical Physics*. - March 2021:
**Evan Randles**and**Huan Bui**’21 have posted their new paper to the arXiv. - March 2021:
**Jan Holly**and David Krumm published “Morikawa’s Unsolved Problem” in*The American Mathematical Monthly*. - February 16–17, 2021:
**Jan Holly**,**Seungjae (Jason) Lee**’20, and**Chido Mpofu**’20 had a poster presentation, “Whole-Motion 3-D Modeling of Spatial Orientation”, at the Vestibular-Oriented Research Meeting 2021, an international meeting hosted remotely by Ohio State University. - January, 2021:
**Fernando Gouveâ**is now an associate editor of the*Mathematical Intelligencer.*He is also on the editorial board of the AMS History of Mathematics book series. - January, 2021:
**Evan Randles**gave a talk on his joint work with**Huan Bui**’21 at the (virtual) Joint Mathematics Meetings. - January, 2021:
**Qidong He**’21 presented a poster on his joint work with**Tamar****Friedmann**at the (virtual) Joint Mathematics Meetings. - January, 2021:
**Scott Taylor**gave talks on bridge position and spatial graphs at the (virtual) Joint Mathematics Meetings. - December 2020:
**Tamar Friedmann**and collaborators had their paper “On a generalization of Lie(k): a CataLAnKe theorem” accepted by*Advances in Mathematics*. - November 2020:
**Jan Holly**had the paper “What type of Apollonian circle packing will appear?” accepted by T*he American Mathematical Monthly*. - October 24, 2020: The work of
**Jan Holly, Chido Mpofu ’20, and Jason Lee ’20**modeling the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant has been feature in the Colby Magazine - October 17, 2020:
**Nora Youngs**is a plenary speaker at the Women in Mathematics in New England (WiMiN) conference at Smith College on Oct. 17! - August, 2020:
**Nora Youngs**and collaborator published “The Case for Algebraic Biology: from research to education” in*Bulletin of Mathematical Biology*. - July, 2020:
**Scott Taylor**and Colby students**Claire Huang, Dan Medici, Nick Murphy, Muyuan Zhang**published “Combinatorial Minimal Surfaces in Pseudomanifolds and Other Complexes” in the Tokyo Journal of Mathematics. - July, 2020:
**Jan Holly**and David Krumm’s paper, “Morikawa’s Unsolved Problem” has been accepted for publication in*The American Mathematical Monthly*. - July, 2020:
**Scott Taylor**was the math consultant for the play*The Jeanne Dixon**Effect*by Joseph Rodata (available on Apple Podcasts). - June 2020:
**Nora Youngs**and collaborator published “Neural Ring Homomorphisms and Maps Between Neural Codes” in*Topological Data Analysis. Proc. Abel Symposia*. - June, 2020:
**Scott Taylor**spoke at the CKVK* online seminar on “Lower bounds on the tunnel number of composite theta-curves.” - May, 2020: The results of this year’s international Mathematical Contest in Modeling are in. Colby entered four teams this year. We would especially like to congratulate the team of
**Huan Bui**,**Qidong He**, and**Matthew Welch**, who earned the rank of*Honorable Mention*for their submission on MCM Problem D! - March 18, 2020:
**Scott Taylor**and collaborators published “Distortion and the bridge distance of knots” in Journal of Topology. - February, 2020: Mathematical Sciences major
**Chido Mpofu ’20**was featured in Colby magazine article on her plans to use her dual-degree engineering education to contribute to biomedical science in Zimbabwe. - February, 2020: Mathematics major
**Qidong He ’21**placed in the top 10% on the famously difficult Putnam mathematics competition. - January, 2020:
**Evan Randles**and collaborator published “Davies’ Method for Heat-Kernel Estimates: An Extension to the Semi-Elliptic Setting” in*Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.* - November, 2019:
**Jan Holly**, Helen S. Cohen, and**M. Arjumand Masood ’13**published “**Assessing Misperception of Rotation in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo with Static and Dynamic Visual Images” in***Journal of Vestibular Research*. - September, 2019:
**Scott Taylor**received the Waterville Board of Education’s Community Award for work supporting mathematics in the Waterville Public Schools, including organizing and directing Sum Camp in July, 2019.