College of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Case Western Reserve University is an active center for mathematical research. Faculty members conduct research in algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, convexity, dynamical systems, geometry, imaging, inverse problems, life sciences applications, mathematical biology, modeling, numerical analysis, probability, scientific computing, stochastic systems and other areas.

The department offers a variety of programs leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional and applied mathematics, and statistics. Undergraduate degrees are Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in mathematics, Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics, and Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in statistics. Graduate degrees are Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. The Integrated BS/MS program allows a student to earn a Bachelor of Science in either mathematics or applied mathematics and a master’s degree from the mathematics department or another department in five years. The department, in cooperation with the college’s teacher licensure program and John Carroll University, offers a program for individuals interested in pre-college teaching. Together with the Department of Physics, it offers a specialized joint Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics.

Date posted: April 24th, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Random polytopes: An introduction and recent developments-Part II

**Speaker: **Julian Grote (PhD Student, University of Bochum and Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **Random polytopes are among the most classical and popular models considered in stochastic geometry, and their study has become a rapidly developing branch of mathematics at the borderline between geometry and probability. …Read more.

Date posted: April 24th, 2017

Wednesday, April 27, 2017 (2:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Convex Geometry and Minkowski’s Linear Forms Theorem in Elementary Function Arithmetic

**Speaker:** Greg Knapp (Case Western Reserve University)

**Advisor:** Colin McLarty (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **A classical question in formal logic is “how much mathematics do we need to know in order to prove a given theorem?” Of particular interest is Harvey Friedman’s grand conjecture: that every known mathematical theorem involving only finitary mathematical objects can be proven from Elementary Function Arithmetic (EFA)—a weaker variant of Peano Arithmetic. …Read more.

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