We appreciate receiving this extended essay from Matt Lunsford, a professor at Union University. His story is a wonderful example of a journey of thinking Christianly about one’s field of study and work in academia. In this first of four parts, Matt describes how he discerned his calling to study and teach mathematics. ___________________________________________ The […]
Although not a mathematician myself, one of the things I find endlessly fascinating about math is the way one can take a seemingly impossible problem and translate it or express it in another context, and all of a sudden that hard problem can become easy.
Highlights from Francis Su’s webinar “The Integration of Faith and the Academic Calling.”
[Karen Uhlenbeck’s] work laid the foundation for a whole new branch of mathematics, geometric analysis, and she also provided mathematical physicists critical tools for working with the Yang-Mills equations which are central to the Standard Model of particle physics.
Topology is a standard topic in mathematics; topiary less so. That’s why I thought it was pretty cool to read about a mathematician-designed maze in celebration of the Abel Prize.