The New Math
On June 9, in an office with boxes and papers and books strewn about the floor, Professor Sol Friedberg talked about the Arts & Science’s youngest Ph.D. program and related high-growth undergraduate major. The department he chairs, mathematics, was moving the next day from cramped quarters in Carney Hall to the fifth floor of Maloney, yet he could still put his hands on the self-study report from 2007 in which he and others of the faculty had promised to deliver Boston College mathematics “to national and international prominence.” - See more at: http://bcm.bc.edu/issues/summer_2015/features/the-new-math.html#sthash.3zBTenip.dpuf
Inaugural math prize winner
Assistant Professor of Mathematics J. Elisenda Grigsby is the inaugural recipient of a new research prize in topology and geometry, awarded by the Association for Women in Mathematics.