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The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science is brimming with activity in three vital disciplines: Mathematics; Statistics; and Computer Science. These fields can team up with almost any other discipline or interest---and also align well with many careers. Check us out!
Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through MIT's Male Math Maze Performed by Gioia De Cari
Tuesday, May 8th at 7pm in Kelsey Theater
Decription of the show: Created as a response to former Harvard President Lawrence Summers' now infamous suggestion that women are less represented than men in the sciences because of innate gender differences, Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze is a true-life tale that offers a humorous, scathing, insightful and ultimately uplifting look at the challenges of being a professional woman in a male-dominated field. Performed barefoot on a bare stage with only a chair and small table, writer/performer and "recovering mathematician" Gioia De Cari brings to life more than 30 characters in a hilarious and deeply touching performance that has earned raves from critics and stirred audiences to standing ovations.
If you would like to attend, one free ticket for St. Olaf students, faculty, and staff are available in Regents Math 307 from Donna Brakke. Lastly, if you are able to help out with show logistics, please e-mail Professor Taipale (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alec Noll '13 pulled this pretzel out of a bag as is. Lay people might think it looks like the letter B, but mathematicians will recognize it as the symbol for the real numbers (a number field Alec happened to be studying at the time in his Abstract Algebra course). Serendipitously, Alec was wearing a perfect t-shirt at the time. Thanks to Mike Taufen '15, a picture was snapped before Alec ate his lunch.
See Colloquium Series for info on other upcoming colloquia.
- Textbook Info: All sections of Calculus I and II (Math 120, 126, 128) will use Stewart's Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 7th ed. This is available in print as well as in ebook format. All sections of Linear Algebra (Math 220) will use Poole's Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, 3rd ed.
- AQR and Mathematics Placement Information: Please see the information to the left.
- Class of 2012: Among the 2012 graduates were 95 mathematics majors (the 2nd biggest major at the college this year), 31 statistics concentrators, and 13 computer science majors. Read about the students' post graduation plans. Congratulations to the students, parents, and faculty who helped this happen!
- Alumni: View profiles of recent alumni/ae.