Mathematical Careers and Ideas:
In Mathematical Careers and Ideas the Department of Mathematics offers a series of talks open to all interested students. Some of these discussions are about the possibilities and choices for careers in the mathematical sciences; others offer a glimpse of a mathematical theory. The events usually take place in Hill Center 705 or Hill Center 323.
Students and instructors are invited to arrive before the talk, to partake of pizza, soda, and conversation in Hill 703.
Some previous talks in this series:
by David Saltman, PhD, Director of IDA/Center for Communications Research, Princeton
Tuesday February 15, 2012, at 7:00 PM in Hill 705; pizza and conversation in Hill 703, starting at 6:40.
"Behind the Scenes at Consumer Reports"
by Abbe Herzig, PhD, Statistical Program Leader at Consumer Reports Health.
Tuesday, April 5 at 6:50 PM in Hill 323; pizza and conversation starting at 6:30.
"The Number of Crossings of Curves on Surfaces,"
by Prof. Moira Chas, Tuesday, March 22 at 5:20 PM ih Hill 705; pizza and conversation starting at 5:00 in Hill 703.
- "How to understand the shape of growing leaves and flowers through Mathematical Analysis and Geometry," by Prof. Marta Lewicka, Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 6:50 PM.
Calculus Against the Swine Flu:
Modelling the Spread of Infectious Disease
by Prof. Julia Wolf, Thursday November 5 in Hill 323, 6:40 PM.
Higher Dimensions and Curved Space:
How Mathematics Creates the Language That Makes Science Possible
by Prof. Héctor Sussmann, Wednesday April 1 in Hill 323, 6:40 PM.
The Road From Wall Street to Mathematics
by Dr. Michael Weingart, Wednesday March 11 in Hill 323, 6:40 PM.
The Mathematics of Modern Cryptography
by Prof. Stephen D. Miller, Wednesday December 3 in Hill 323, 6:40 PM.
A World of Irresistible Integrals
by Prof. Luis A. Medina, Wednesday November 5 in Hill 323, 6:40 PM.
Metamaterials and Invisibility
by Prof. Michael Vogelius, Thursday April 3 in Hill 323, 6:40 PM.
- Becoming an Actuary:
A Panel Discussion with actuaries on the career and how to prepare for it, February 13, 6:40 PM.
- Slides: Power Point Format | HTML Format
The Mathematics of Chance: A Brief History of Gambling
from Monte Carlo to Wall Street
by Prof. Jesús Rodríguez, November 28, 8:20 PM.
This event is presented by Mathematical Careers & Ideas jointly with The Rutgers π Club.
The Consulting Sandwich:
(Seemingly Simple Questions on Top, Seemingly Simple Answers, and Integer Programming, Analysis of Multiple Complex Variables, and Other Ingredients in the Middle)
by Prof. John Kolassa . November 13, 6:50 PM.
The $25,000,000,000 Eigenvector: The Linear Algebra Behind
by Prof. Kurt Bryan . March 28, 2007
- Managing big Money
- by Prof. Raymond Ross. February 28, 2007
- Random Walks and Option Pricing
- by Prof. Dan Ocone, Nov. 29, 2006
- A Problem from Enumerative Geometry
- by Prof. Anders Buch, Nov. 15, 2006
- When Singularities Collide: Some Wave Interactions,
- by Prof. Michael Beals
- Actuarial Careers
- by Norman Clausen (Rutgers, 1966)
- Mess is Inevitable! A Mathematical Proof,
- by Prof. József Beck
- Math Major to Master's Degree to Career,
- Panel discussion
- Partitions of Integers,
- by Prof. Andrew Sills
- The Card Game Set,
- by Prof. Diane Maclagan
- Killing the Hydra,,
- by Prof. Simon Thomas
- Teaching in High Schools and Junior Colleges,
- Panel discussion