To further explore the world of artificial intelligence (AI), the departments of mathematics and computer science will host two free lectures on the Missouri State University campus this month. Thom Hutchison, senior manager for data science and artificial intelligence at Husch Blackwell, will speak to the university community Sept. 27. These lectures are open to … [Read more...] about Examining the future of AI

Many students studying physics, astronomy and materials science (PAMS) also have a minor in mathematics. Dr. Robert Mayanovic, department head and distinguished professor of PAMS, explains why adding a math minor benefits PAMS students. Math is a key player In physics, it’s hard to do anything without math. “Modeling of physical processes, an important aspect of … [Read more...] about A combination that adds up

Also known as Euler’s number, the number e is a mathematical constant approximately equal to 2.71828. It can be characterized in many ways. But what does it represent? And what makes it so transcendental? Missouri State University Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Dr. Xingping Sun explains to Popular Mechanics. … [Read more...] about What makes Euler’s number so special

On March 31 and April 1, our math department will be hosting the 2023 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Missouri Section Meeting. The event will have speakers in addition to participation opportunities for students and faculty. Keynote speakers Two speakers will be delivering keynotes during the meeting. Dr. Lisa Marano, chair, MAA Sections Committee. … [Read more...] about Math department hosts 2023 MAA Missouri Section Meeting

It’s a good time to be an educator in the math department! Dr. Adam Harbaugh, Shellie Meyers and Jenna Robinson were recognized at the 2022 Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference on Dec. 3 in Columbia, Missouri. Outstanding Educator Awards Dr. Adam Harbaugh Harbaugh is an associate professor of mathematics and has been at MSU for 10 years. He … [Read more...] about Math department wins big