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Tulane math professor leads effort to map spread of coronavirus

James “Mac” Hyman, the Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished... more

Professor named 2019 Outstanding Researcher at School of Science and Engineering Jun 12, 2019 Benjamin Morris

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... more

Tulane professor honored nationally for pioneering research Dec 04, 2018 Barri Bronston

Much like computer models predict the paths and strengths of hurricanes, computer modeling can also be used to predict how phytoplankton move through the ocean or how artificial heart valves change the way blood flows in the heart. This is known as the fluid dynamics of swimming organisms, and it... more

Tulane professor argues for science at Oxford Union Oct 26, 2018 Faith Dawson

Frank Tipler, Tulane professor of mathematical physics, argued on Oct. 18 against the proposition “that science alone can never answer our biggest questions” at the Oxford Union, the famous debate society founded in 1823 at Oxford University to protect free speech. The society has hosted American... more

Calculated creation Jan 26, 2018 Paula Burch-Celentano

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... more

Tulane awarded $3.67 million grant for quantum computing Jan 02, 2018 Barri Bronston

Tulane University professor Michael Mislove has received a $3.67 million grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to help develop cutting-edge technology related to quantum computing. The goal of the project is to develop tools and related methodologies for designing and... more

President’s Teaching Awards go to professors of law and math May 18, 2017 Faith Dawson

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. (... more

Math professor zeros in on Pels draft lottery chances May 15, 2017 New Wave staff

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... more

2017 grad applies math to track Ebola outbreak Apr 28, 2017 Madeline Vann

, 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... more

Math professor awarded for impact on the field Oct 31, 2016 Barri Bronston

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.... more