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Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science Department News & Events

Pi Mu Epsilon Conference

Friday, September 20, 2019

Dr. Scott Kaschner, David Brickley, Jacob Charboneau, Ben Rempfer. Chloe Makdad, Troy Wiegand, DeJuan Winters, Dr. John Herr

Congratulations to six of our majors presenting at the 46th Annual Pi M Epsilon Student Conference, part of the 47th Miami of Ohio University Anual Mathematics Conference:  Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems and Their Applications.  Students began their research during Mathematics Research Camp in August 2019, with work continuing into the school year.  

Dr. Scott Kaschner gave a talk on Superstable Manifolds and the Ising Model on Hierarchical Lattices.   

Student talks included the following:
David Gregory and Jacob Charboneau: Finding Small Sizes of Modulo Difference Covers
Ben Rempfer: Geometric Limits of Julia Sets for a NonHyperbolic Siegel Disk Map
Chloe Makdad: An Extension Theorem for Bicomplex Functions
Troy Wiegand: Discerning Complex Hadamard Submatrices of the Fourier Matrices via Primitive Sets
DeJuan Winters: Geometric Limits of Julia Sets with a Paraolic Implosion

Science Building Renovation

To keep pace with a rapidly changing world and continue preparing our graduates for the science of the future, it’s time for a bold investment to repurpose and renovate science facilities that match the high caliber of our students and faculty. Visit https://stories.butler.edu/sciences-campaign to find out more about our new $100M science complex.

Mathematics Research Camp 2019

Mathematics Research Camp was held August 12–20, 2019. The camp provided current first-year through senior majors a first research experience in mathematics. Prior research experience was not required.

Congratulations to our Mathematics Research Camp participants for their outstanding work!

Bailey Bond: "Exploration of Nilpotent and Malnormal Subgroups of Frobenius Groups Using MAGMA Software", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amber Russell

Jayme Brickley: "Dynamics on Checkerboard Julia Sets", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stefano Silvestri

Jacob Charboneau and David Gregory: "Modulo Difference Cover Bounds", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ankur Gupta

Walker Demel and Wyatt Spies: "A New GCD Algorithm", Faculty Advisor" Dr. Jon Sorenson

Talia Green: "The Best Batting Lineup for the Atlanta Braves", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chris Wilson

Ryan Heumann: "Finding A Parallel to Einstein's Criteria Over Finite Fields", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Prem Sharma

Chloe Makdad: "An Extension Theorem for Bicomplex Functions", Faculty Advisor: Dr. William Johnston

Dave Purdum: "Automorphisms φ of ℤ [x, y] and ƒ ∊ ℤ [x,y] fixed by φ", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amber Russell

Jenna Repkin: "Numerical Investigations of the Σn ≤ xρ1(n)", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Webster

Benjamin Rempfer: "Geometric Limits of Julia Sets for a non-Hyperbolic Siegel Disk Map", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Scott Kaschner"

2019 Commencement

The department is proud to announce that on Saturday, May 11th, we had over 30 students graduate from our programs.  And, this is the first class to have several students graduate with a Statistics major!  We are so proud of each and every one of our students and wish them all the best as they venture out into the world.  We know you will all do great things!  Below is a picture of several of our students and faculty who celebrated at a reception held by the department after graduation.  Best wishes to you all! 

 

Actuarial Science Club Events

The ASA student club is hosting the following events:  

  • Call-Out Meeting September 5, 5:00-6:00 PM, JH216
  • OneAmerica September 10, 5:30-8:00 PM, JH 236
  • Milliman September 12, 6:00-9:00 PM, JH 236
  • CNO September 17, 4:30 PM, JH 236
  • Anthem September 19, 5:30-8:30 PM, JH 236
  • American Family September 23, 6:00-9:00 PM, LSB 121 
  • Hanover Re October 7, 6:00-8:30 PM, LSB 121

If you haven't already, check  to see news about all the student organizations on campus (including the math club!)  You can find all the events on Handshake as well.

If you have any questions about the club, or any ideas or suggestions, please contact Dr. Chris Wilson (cjwilson@butler.edu), department chair, or Rena Duerksen (rduerkse@butler.edu), administrative specialist.

Celebration of the Mind in honor of Martin Gardner's 105th birthday

The celebration of Martin Gardner's 105th birthday (born October 21, 1914) will be held on October 22, 2019 in CTS 116 during Professors Jeremiah Farrell and Steven Bloom's Honors course on Martin Gardner.