Applied Math Undergrad Competing in The Amazing Race

April 19, 2017

Floyd Pierce , an applied mathematics undergrad, is currently competing on “ The Amazing Race ”, a popular CBS reality show. Contestants race across the world while completing challenges and solving puzzles. They can win prizes along the way, such as prepaid vacations. The winners are awarded one million dollars... Read more »

Learn About Graduate Student Research: Wayne Mitchell

April 11, 2017

Wayne Mitchell works with Professor Tom Manteuffel on low-communication, parallel multigrid algorithms. While multigrid algorithms are the current method of choice for solving or preconditioning many large linear systems (especially those arising from the discretization of elliptic PDEs) in high-performance computing codes, the communication cost associated with these algorithms is... Read more »

Learn About Graduate Student Research: Rebecca Mitchell

April 11, 2017

Rebecca Mitchell, an applied mathematics graduate student, does research in dynamical systems. She works with Professor Jim Meiss to investigate methods of optimizing stirring of finite-time mixing problems. She uses area-preserving maps applied to a two-dimensional domain to model simple stirring mechanisms applied to a fluid. Given some initial concentration... Read more »

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 »