Math at sunset: a Moffit article describes a recent student experience in our off-campus program at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida
Professor Dorothy Wallace led Dartmouth’s 2020 Mathematical Oncology DSP at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Offered once every two years, the program offers students the opportunity to learn how to combine math, biology, evolutionary principles, and computer modeling while exploring oncology research. Students learn at the Moffitt Department of Integrated Mathematical Oncology five days a week, and when not working hard at modeling cancer processes can relax on a visit to Crystal River to swim with manatees. View details on the next program, to be offered in Winter 2022.
The work of Katherine Royce ’19 and Professor Feng Fu was recently published in PLOS One as their joint paper Mathematically modeling spillovers of an emerging infectious zoonosis with an intermediate host. The timely paper, based on Royce’s honors thesis, describes how zoonotic diseases are a top-10 pandemic threat, and argues for the necessity of understanding these processes via mathematical modeling. Royce presented her work in our department’s 2019 Poster Contest, in which she won second place in applied mathematics. View our gallery of 2019 posters to see interesting examples of our student-faculty research.
Quaternion Algebras by Professor John Voight will soon be published in hardcover and e-book form. Part of Springer’s Graduate Texts in Mathematics series, and opening with a description of what is possibly the “most famous act of mathematical vandalism” in history, the over 800-page monograph encompasses a vast wealth of knowledge at the intersection of many fields, according to Springer. As Professor Voight writes in the book’s preface, “It is somehow fitting that I would find myself writing this text while a faculty member at Dartmouth College: the story of the quaternions is interwoven with the history of mathematics at Dartmouth.” View the current version on Professor Voight’s Quaternions page.
Katherine Royce, Feng Fu
SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry