Registration open for Summer Math Camp: Exploring Mathematics
Registration open for Summer Math Camp: Exploring Mathematics
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Sharpen your problem solving skills and find out what college math is like! This year we are hosting Math Camp inperson, offering two summer enrichment sessions for local high school students in July and August. Topics covered will be outside of the usual high school syllabus and students can interact with mathematicians in a fun, nongraded environment, where an exploratory approach will be emphasized. Each program will cover different mathematical topics and students are invited to attend one or both 5day sessions. Past topics have included knot theory, combinatorial games, cryptography, probability, and graph theory. There is no charge for this program. View more info and registration link. (Click/tap to view a larger image.)
The Math Department is pleased to announce impressive results in this year’s Thayer Prize Exam, an annual firstyear Dartmouth mathematics competition organized by our department. Congratulations to first place winner Matthew Coleman ’25 and second place winner Jessica Jiang ’25! In his previous studies, Matthew won Mathematics Award for Outstanding Student and was named a Commonwealth Honors Scholar. Jessica was first violinist of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Orchestra, and is currently a first violinist in the DSO. She intends to study applied mathematics and music. You may view the list of winners from the last 12 years along with a brief history of the prizes, which were established in 1869 to “to constitute a perpetual prize fund for superior proficiency in the higher branches of Mathematics.” The exam consists of Mathematics Olympiad style problems, and originality and creativity are heavily weighed.
Could you tell if an online review describing the palatepleasing notes of grapefruit and tangerine in your offdry Riesling was written by a human, or by an algorithm? Professor Dan Rockmore is part of a team that developed software to produce original expert wine reviews and syntheses of beer reviews using existing datasets and product metadata. Both approaches use transformerbased deep learning neural net architecture. Started by former Neukom Institute fellow Allen Riddell, right, and developed under Rockmore’s guidance by Keith Carlson, Guarini ’21 and postdoctoral research fellow at Tuck, the project became a crosscampus collaboration resulting in a paper in the International Journal of Research in Marketing. Practical applications include tools to assist consumers and professional reviewers, although the paper acknowledges and explores the inherent ethical implications involved. Read more in Dartmouth News and Scientific American, and listen to a short fun segment on BBC Tech Tent (@18:35).
Yao Xiao, Jan Glaubitz, Anne Gelb, Guohui Song
Journal of Scientific Computing
William H. Weir, Peter J. Mucha, William Y. Kim
Cell Reports Medicine
Asher Auel, Alessandro Bigazzi, Christian Böhning, HansChristian Graf von Bothmer
American Journal of Mathematics
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