Mathematics News

Welcome to the Mathematics Department's News page, where you can stay updated on recent achievements, research highlights, and upcoming events within our community. Check back regularly for the latest news and announcements.

Robert Johnson, who is receiving a Bachelor of Science from the School of Science and Engineering, with a double major in engineering physics and mathematics and a minor in music, embodied the “work hard” mentality, but learned throughout his time at Tulane to enjoy the journey and connections with…
Dear SSE Community, All of us have been deeply saddened by the recent passing of our friend and colleague Sławomir Kwasik, “Slawek”, Professor of Mathematics at Tulane. We would like to take a minute of your time to say a few words about the exceptional quality of Slawek’s research. Slawek’s…
The School of Science and Engineering recently announced two professors as recipients of the Dean’s Hero Award, a new award that recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary service, especially during this challenging time. The Spring 2020 recipient is Ricardo Cortez, the William…
James “Mac” Hyman, the Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Mathematics at Tulane University, is using mathematical models to better understand and predict the spread of COVID-19 and to quantify the effectiveness of various efforts to stop it.   The goal of Hyman’s work in “…
The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) annually recognizes scientists and professionals for their contributions to research in biosurveillance, and this year Mac Hyman, a mathematics professor in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, is being honored twice.…
During spring award season, each new year is an opportunity to celebrate the year’s progress and achievements. On April 4, the Tulane School of Science and Engineering (SSE) honored 2019’s outstanding alumni; on April 11, SSE continued the season by honoring mathematics Professor Mac Hyman with the…
Two President’s Awards for Graduate and Professional Teaching will be bestowed during Commencement 2017. The recipients are Janet C. Hoeffel, Catherine D. Pierson Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School, and Victor Moll, professor of mathematics in the School of Science and Engineering. (…
Local comedian and New Orleans Pelicans superfan Chris Trew had a burning question: What are the Pelicans' chances of scoring big in the NBA Draft Lottery on May 16? See if you can keep up as Michelle Lacey, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics in the Tulane School of Science and…
Jessica Conrad is wrapping up her senior year in both the Tulane School of Science and Engineering and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. But the math and public health double major already has one major accomplishment on her record — her work on mathematical modeling behavior…
A Thacher’s calculator, dated 1882, is on display in the lobby of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology on the uptown campus. Invented by Edwin Thacher, the instrument, also known as a cylindrical slide-rule, became a vital tool in science, engineering, commerce and business. An online copy…