Saint Mary's College of California

Monthly archives for March, 2016

Happy Pi (Approximation) Day!

Thanks to the Math Club for organizing a very successful celebration of this year’s Pi Day! The festivities were kicked off by a campus-wide pi-themed scavenger hunt in the morning, and they culminated with lots and lots of pi(e).

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Students and faculty from Math, Physics, and 3+2 Engineering celebrated their favorite transcendental number while enjoying a piece of pie and solving pi-themed puzzles on the chapel lawn.

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But the highlight of the day was, of course, the pi(e)ing of professors!

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Happy Pi Day from the Math Department!

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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.