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Denison will hold the third annual UnKnot Conference this summer.

Posted Date: January 27, 2016
Prof. Lew Ludwig

Prof. Lew Ludwig is piloting an Mathematical Association of America instructional guide for mathematical curriculum that has the potential to affect mathematics students nationwide.

Posted Date: January 13, 2016



Denison University Professor of Mathematics, Michael Westmoreland is a co-investigator of a $73,425 grant provided by the Foundational Questions Institute.

Posted Date: December 14, 2015
Logical Times

In Department news, we are thrilled to welcome another new colleague, Dr. Sarah Wolff, from Dartmouth College; she introduces herself in more detail below.

Posted Date: November 3, 2015
Tanya Chartier

A New York Times article profiles Tanya Chartier '93 and her husband: they teach mathematics through mime.

Posted Date: April 17, 2015
Gordon Lecture Series

The Gordon Lecture Series welcomes Keith Miller presenting a lecture, “The Future of Human/Robot Interactions.”

Posted Date: March 26, 2015
Logical Times

Greetings from the top of the hill! We hope that this newsletter finds all of you healthy and well. It has been much too long since we have reached out to you, something we hope to fix with this new periodic newsletter.

Posted Date: March 17, 2015
Women in computing

Five women from Denison participated in a special gathering of computer scientists in Sandusky, Ohio, in February, 2015.

Posted Date: March 9, 2015
Denison National Honor Society

Denison's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society, recently won the Pi Mu Epsilon Centennial Contest.

Posted Date: January 6, 2015


Departmental faculty updates for Fall 2014.

Posted Date: December 2, 2014

Edward Knotek ’00 is a vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. The mathematics-economics and Spanish major leads the development of the Bank’s forecasting models.

Posted Date: November 11, 2014

DU math students carve pumpkins in annual contest.

Posted Date: November 3, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
7:00 PM

Denison University’s cinema and mathematics departments present a screening of “Codebreaker,” a true story about Alan Turing, whose codebreaking helped turn the tide of the Second World War.

Posted Date: October 2, 2014

Andrew Sterrett, professor emeritus of mathematics, has had the 3rd edition of his 101 Careers in Mathematics published by the Mathematical Association of America

Posted Date: August 21, 2014
Dr. Havill honored with Benjamin Barney Chair

Dr. Havill has named the next Benjamin Barney Chair of Mathematics at the annual Academic Awards Ceremony on Friday afternoon.

Posted Date: April 28, 2014
Dr. Ludwig honored with Brickman-Shannon Chair

Lewis Ludwig, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, was named the Nancy Eshelman Brickman Endowed Professor in Memory of Ellenor Shannon at the Academic Awards Convocation on Friday afternoon.

Posted Date: April 28, 2014
Mathematics majors Yubo "Paul" Yang ’14 and Danny Persia ’14 were awarded Denison's highest honor at the Academic Awards Convocation

Mathematics majors Yubo "Paul" Yang ’14 and Danny Persia ’14 were awarded Denison's highest honor at the Academic Awards Convocation on Friday afternoon.

Posted Date: April 28, 2014

Several exceptional Mathematics and Computer Science scholar-athletes were recognized at the annual James T. Glerum, Jr. ’82 Top-50 Honors Celebration on April 7.

Posted Date: April 8, 2014

Jessen Havill, professor of mathematics and computer science, has recently been named to the Robert C. Good Faculty Fellowship Program.

Posted Date: April 2, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
7:30 PM

Math Fun My Favorite Math Fun Facts: Ideas and Puzzles that will Change the Way You Think! Presented by Dr. Francis Su

Posted Date: March 26, 2014
Programming Contest

Denison University took 1st Place in the Ohio Wesleyan Spring Programming Contest

Posted Date: March 25, 2014
Honors & Awards

Our department presents several endowed awards each spring to highly deserving Mathematics students. More information about each honor and its recipients can be found below.

Posted Date: March 7, 2014
Matthew Neal
Student Research

How much is an NBA player worth?

Posted Date: February 24, 2014
Matt Gibson profile
Student Research

Like most students, Matt Gibson had never heard of operator theory.

Posted Date: February 24, 2014
Fast Talk
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
4:30 PM

Dr. Andrew Gard, Visiting Professor of Mathematics at Ohio Wesleyan University will present the departments' first Fast Talk of the semester on Tuesday, February 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Olin 114.

Posted Date: February 13, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
4:30 PM

The Math and Computer Science department will be hosting a Grad School Panel on Wednesday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. in Higley Auditorium.

Posted Date: February 13, 2014
Dr. Havill, Dr. Lall, and Nat Kell ’13 Honored at the 2013 Academic Awards Convocation

The annual Academic Awards Convocation on April 19, 2013 was a big one for the department. Dr. Jessen Havill was honored with the prestigious Charles A. Brickman Teaching Excellence Award; Nat Kell ’13 was named a President’s Medalist, Denison’s most prestigious student honor; and Dr. Ashwin Lall was awarded the Bayley-Bowen Faculty Fellowship, which recognizes the superior talent of an untenured professor.

Posted Date: February 12, 2014


Gordon Lecture Series
Thursday, October 24, 2013
7:30 PM

Dr. Charles Bennett will present “Quantum Computers, Public and Private Information, and the Lost of Literature of Antiquity”

Posted Date: October 16, 2013
Dr. Charles Bennett
Fast Talk
Friday, October 25, 2013
3:30 PM

Dr. Charles Bennett to speak on Landauer's Principle, Reversible Computation, and Maxwell's Demon

Posted Date: October 16, 2013
Fast Talk
Friday, November 8, 2013
3:30 PM

From Egyptian Fractions to the Riemann Hypothesis

Posted Date: October 16, 2013