What have department members been up to?

  • 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 The 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.