Stanford University’s Persi Diaconis will deliver the Monroe Martin lectures on October 29 and 30. Adding Numbers and Shuffling Cards: “When numbers are added in the usual way, “carries” occur. The carries turn outto be a Markov chain with an “amazing matrix.” This same matrix occurs in the usual method of shuffling cards (“seven shuffles […]

Congratulations to J.J. Sylvester Assistant Professor Mona Merling, who has been awarded a 2015 AMS-Simons Travel Grant. Each grant provides an early-career mathematician with $2,000 per year for two years to be used for research-related travel.

Congratulations to Professor Katia Consani and Assistant Professor Brian Smithling, who have been awarded Simons Collaboration Grants.