# All Posts in #Mathematics

## Odds of Winning Latest Mega Millions Prize? Math Professor Has Answers

What would you do with a billion dollars? That’s what a lot of people are asking themselves with the current Mega Millions jackpot topping $1 billion. But what are the true odds of someone picking or getting the lucky number,…

## University’s Top Putnam Math Competition Finisher Awarded Inaugural Erdős Prize

Junior Connor Ritchie has won the Department of Mathematics’ inaugural Erdős Prize for being Syracuse University’s top finisher in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. The Putnam contest is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada,…

## National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow to Join Mathematics Department

Lawrence Mouillé will join the College of Arts and Sciences’ (A&S) mathematics department in July 2022 for a three-year appointment as a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded postdoctoral fellow. The Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF—pronounced “mouseproof”) is among the most…

## New Mathematics Scholarship Honors Legacy of Longtime Faculty Member Philip Throop Church

It’s common for a certain noise, taste or smell to bring about memories of the past. For Susan Church Andersson, she remembers the distinctive squeak her father’s chair would make as he worked late into the night in the kitchen…

## Professor Loredana Lanzani Named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Loredana Lanzani, professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Lanzani is one of 45 mathematical scientists from around the world to receive the honor this year,…

## Having Fun with Pi On Its Special Day: 3.14

Pi Day will be celebrated on March 14—3.14. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant—the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter—which is approximately 3.14159. Graham Leuschke, professor of mathematics…

## 3.14 Is A Great Day To Get Silly And Goof Around With Math

Pi Day will be celebrated on March 14. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Graham…

## Pi Day 2018: Bite-Sized Pieces of Nerd Culture Highlight Larger Trend

Pi Day will be celebrated on March 14, 2018. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159….

## Mathematician Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

A researcher in the College of Arts and Sciences is the recipient of a prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). William Wylie, assistant professor of mathematics and a member of the Geometry/Topology Research Group, is using the…

## Our Mathematical Universe: Interdisciplinary Research Thrives in Department of Mathematics

Professors in the Department of Mathematics are taking interdisciplinary research to new heights, thanks to innovative collaborations with colleagues on campus and around the world. Uday Banerjee, professor and chair of mathematics, says the Applied Mathematics group—one of eight research…