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Using Simulation and Optimization to Cut Wait Times for Voters

11/03/2014

## Using Simulation and Optimization to Cut Wait Times for Voters

Jessica Stoller-Conrad

By developing a tool to help better prepare polling places, Caltech sophomore Sean McKenna is hoping to minimize the amount of time we spend in line at the polls.

Mathematician Elected to Royal Society

05/01/2014

## Mathematician Elected to Royal Society

Kimm Fesenmaier

Vladimir Markovic, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at Caltech, has been named a fellow of Great Britain's Royal Society. Markovic's election brings to seven the number of fellows and foreign members of the Royal Society currently on the Caltech faculty.

Hyperbolic Homogeneous Polynomials, Oh My!

04/18/2014

## Hyperbolic Homogeneous Polynomials, Oh My!

Cynthia Eller

Dinakar Ramakrishnan points out that number theory has interesting applications in both science and everyday life. "Quite often in science, you are counting..."

A Mathematical Approach to Physical Problems: An Interview with Rupert Frank

11/18/2013

## A Mathematical Approach to Physical Problems: An Interview with Rupert Frank

Kimm Fesenmaier

"I work in this area called mathematical physics. It involves taking things that we see and observe in nature and trying to explain them mathematically from first principles."

Reducing Coincidence with Mathematics: An Interview with Nets Katz

10/17/2013

## Reducing Coincidence with Mathematics: An Interview with Nets Katz

Jessica Stoller-Conrad

Raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, Nets Katz began pursuing mathematics at an early age, earning a bachelor's degree at the age of 17 and a doctorate at 20. He joined the faculty at Caltech in January 2013.

Notes from the Back Row: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"

05/10/2013

## Notes from the Back Row: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"

Douglas Smith

John Preskill, the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, is hooked on quanta.

Bruno Named SIAM Fellow

04/23/2013

## Bruno Named SIAM Fellow

Brian Bell

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) named Oscar P. Bruno, professor of applied and computational mathematics at Caltech, as a member of its 2013 Class of Fellows.
Bruno is one of 33 fellows selected by SIAM for "exemplary research as well as outstanding service to the community," according to the organization. "Through their contributions, the 2013 Class of Fellows is helping advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science," the organization stated in a March 29 press release.

Watson Lecture: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"

04/02/2013

## Watson Lecture: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"

Douglas Smith

John Preskill, the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, is himself deeply entangled in the quantum world. Different rules apply there, and objects that obey them are now being made in our world, as he explains at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.

Caltech Faculty Named AMS Fellows

11/01/2012

## Caltech Faculty Named AMS Fellows

Marcus Woo

Nine members of Caltech's faculty have been named to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Venkat Chandrasekaran: Working Optimally

09/26/2012

## Venkat Chandrasekaran: Working Optimally

Kimm Fesenmaier

Venkat Chandrasekaran, an assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences, arrived at Caltech in early September.