Archive for February, 2007

Catalog Changes for MCS Courses

The 2007-2008 catalog will show several changes in the MCS Department’s courses. To help students plan, I’ll provide a preview of the changes I anticipate. If you have any concerns about these changes, I would urge you to talk them over with your advisor or with me. We certainly are not trying to cause problems.

Math Majors in International Photo Contest

Two Gustavus math majors were among the students whose photos were recognized in the College’s 2006 International Photo Contest. Math major Nhung Le received honorable mention for her photo “Love and Life,” taken on July 18, 2006, at Da Lat in her home country of Vietnam. Another Honorable Mention award went to math major Alex […]

Math Major Takes Plunge for Special Olympics

Gustavus math major Luke Audette was among 110 people taking part in Sunday’s Polar Bear Plunge at Hallett’s Pond. The fundraiser, part of St. Peter’s Winterfest, raised over twenty thousand dollars for Special Olympics Minnesota. The high temperature that day was 25 degrees F. Photos by Ed Lee courtesy of the St. Peter Herald.

Differential Geometry to be Taught in Fall

In Fall of 2007, Mike Hvidsten will teach the “Special Topics” course MCS-344 on the subject of Differential Geometry. Differential Geometry is the study of properties of surfaces such as distance and curvature. It is the underlying mathematical language of the Theory of Relativity and String Theory. Topics in this course will include curves and […]