The odds of picking a perfect NCAA bracket, explained by a Mathematician

March 15, 2017

This article was originally featured in " CU Boulder Today " Do you have your 2017 NCAA men’s basketball tournament bracket filled out for the annual office pool? Just remember: You don’t need a perfect bracket, just one that tops those of your workmates. So what are the odds of... Read more »

Profiles in Applied Math - Bengt Fornberg

Feb. 28, 2017

Can you tell us about your background prior to joining APPM? After getting my Ph.D. at Uppsala University in Sweden in Scientific Computing, I went on to a postdoctoral position at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. This is a place where physicists are probing the... Read more »

Derek Driggs Awarded Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

Feb. 20, 2017

Derek Driggs, an undergraduate applied mathematics major, has received a Gates-Cambridge scholarship . Each year, the highly-competitive scholarship is awarded to 95 student studying outside of the UK. The scholarship is a full-ride to Cambridge University for students with “outstanding intellectual ability”, “leadership potential”, and “a commitment to improving the... Read more »

Brian Zaharatos receives invitation to join ASSETT Faculty Fellows Program

Jan. 3, 2017

Brian Zaharatos, an Applied Mathematics instructor, has been invited to join the ASSETT (Arts and Science Support of Education through Technology) Faculty Fellowship Program. Since ASSETT began in 2008, the organization has aimed to “support the use of technology in advancing the teaching and learning mission of the College of... Read more »

The Dispersive Hydrodynamics Laboratory reflects on 2016

Dec. 30, 2016

As the year comes to an end, the Dispersive Hydrodynamics Laboratory reflects on a successful 2016. The lab was involved in Applied Mathematics’ first CU Wizards show, a 30+ year CU tradition. CU Wizards is a monthly, interactive show for children. The program brings the “magic of science” to kids... Read more »

Professor Eric Vance Opens Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis

Dec. 2, 2016

Professor Eric Vance, a new APPM faculty member as of Fall 2016, has opened the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis , otherwise known as LISA. The foundation for LISA began at Virginia Tech in 1948 to assist agricultural researchers. When the program was revamped in 2008, Professor Vance became the... Read more »

Senior math wiz lands prestigious scholarship to study in the UK

Dec. 2, 2016

For as long as he can remember, Matthew Hurst has viewed the world around him in terms of angles and calculations, eyeing everything from the paper airplanes he crafted as a child to the spacecraft he still dreams of flying with one question in mind: How can mathematics be used... Read more »

Meet Our Visiting Scholars: Imran Khan

Nov. 14, 2016

Q: Where are you from? A: I am from the Kashmir region of the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). J&K is a state in northern India and is located mostly in the Himalayan Mountains. Kashmir is arguably one of the most beautiful places of India that experiences a captivating... Read more »

Graduate Student Research: Daniel Poll

Oct. 27, 2016

Daniel Poll , a Ph.D. student, is an up and coming researcher in the world of mathematical biology. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from his local college, the University of Anchorage, Alaska, and continued on to complete a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Houston. He... Read more »

Professor William Kleiber Receives Prestigious Awards

Sept. 26, 2016

It has been a triumphant year for Professor William Kleiber. The Lebesgue Center in western France has elected Professor Kleiber as the 2016 Junior Chair. The Lebesgue Center is a mathematics training and research organization that spans many areas of mathematics, but maintains a focus on disciplines connected to the... Read more »