Archive for September, 2015
The stated mission of Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics at Gustavus is “to provide an excellent education in the theoretical, practical, and aesthetic aspects of mathematics, statistics, and computer science to undergraduate students.” No doubt other departments of mathematical sciences also highlight both theory and practice in their mission statements, but there can’t […]
The Man Who Knew Infinity, a biopic about the life of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and his friendship with G. H. Hardy, opened yesterday at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Dev Patel as Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons as Hardy. The films early reviews are very positive and has already generated some Oscar buzz. […]
With the start of the fall semester rapidly approaching, and with it, a statistics major at Gustavus, I thought this article was extremely interesting and timely.