Saint Mary's College of California

Monthly archives for January, 2016

Professor Hamaker on the Odds of Winning the Powerball Jackpot

Prof. Charlie Hamaker (aka Mr. Killjoy) was interviewed by CBS-5 reporter John Ramos for a story about the recent $7 million Powerball jackpot. In short, he explained that one is more likely to be killed by a shark pig than to win the Powerball jackpot.


Elijah Soria Presents Research at the JMM

Mathematics senior Elijah Soria presented his research entitled “Some Properties of Generalized k-Pell Sequences” at the MAA Student Poster Session at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle. Nice job, Elijah!

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What’s New

The Math & CS Department is seeking applications for the Brother Dominic Barry Math Scholarships, which will be awarded to incoming freshmen in 2016! For information, go to Activities » Math Scholarship Competition.

Math in the Media

The United States has won the Math Olympiad for the first time in 21 years!

Quanta Magazing highlights a new result of Princeton mathematician Maria Chudnovsky regarding the coloring of perfect graphs.