Message from the Department Head
Fall semester 2019 at Purdue brought to a close the festivities surrounding the 150th anniversary of Purdue’s founding. It was a year filled with much to celebrate. The yearlong Ideas Festival brought in a wide range of speakers on space exploration, artificial intelligence, sustainability, and health and longevity. Building projects continued throughout campus, including the new welcome arch leading to the Union, as seen in the picture above (Purdue University photo/Rebecca Wilcox), as well as a new STEM teaching building next to the Elliott Hall of Music.
The Department of Mathematics also had much to celebrate. As in every year, our students and faculty have won prestigious scholarships and awards for research and teaching, and our alumni have made their mark on the world and returned to celebrate with us. We’ve also added to our ranks, with several highly regarded new faculty members joining us this fall. Most prominently, Trevor Wooley joint our faculty as the Andris A. Zoltners Distinguished Professor of Mathematics. More on that below. Looking forward, mathematics continues to play an important role in data science, with a new building slated to begin construction next year (see right).
Read on to catch up with more of our many activities, or visit our webpage at math.purdue.edu to learn more.
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