‘An environment I wanted to be a part of’: U of T’s American students on why they headed north
January 9, 2019 | By: Cansu Aydemir, U of T News
Five American students share their U of T experiences with U of T News.
Five American students share their U of T experiences with U of T News.
The federal government is honouring two University of Toronto researchers for their efforts to push the boundaries of human knowledge in the fields of chemistry and mathematics. University Professor Lewis Kay is receiving the 2018 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for his role in improving nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Mathematics Professor Joel Kamnitzer (pictured) is receiving a prestigious E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship to support his work exploring symmetry in mathematics and physics.
Two Arts & Science faculty members are among this year’s recipients of the University of Toronto’s Early Career Teaching Award and Teaching Fellowship.
“Mathematics is part of our culture. It allows us to do things that other people find difficult, to create technology and infrastructure that are challenging for other companies. Our employees are people who are not scared of equations, who are not scared of mathematical structures.” – Sigma Analysis & Management co-founder, U of T math professor Luis Seco.
Every year, Arts & Science faculty, staff and students contribute to groundbreaking discoveries, provide thoughtful insight on world events and create innovative products and processes that improve people’s lives. 2016 was no exception.
Kumar Murty, the Chair of the Department of Mathematics at U of T, explores how mathematics is inescapable — it’s a part of everything around us, kind of like The Matrix — and that we shouldn’t be afraid.
“I wish I had Spider-Man’s powers,” said U of T number theory prodigy and assistant professor Jacob Tsimerman. “All that flipping around looks pretty fun,” he added, when asked about getting in the mindset to solve complex theorems.
There’s big buzz around big data — a key area of focus for a number of Arts & Science disciplines. Here’s what the heads of our computer science, mathematics and statistical sciences departments see coming soon.
University of Toronto mathematician awarded highly prestigious prize for his monumental work.
A&S News speaks with Arthur about why he has devoted his professional life to researching and teaching mathematics, and why effective teaching of math in elementary and high schools is so crucial.
Last week, the Alberta government announced that memorizing multiplication tables will come back as a focus of the math curriculum for students in elementary and high schools. Jim Arthur, University Professor in mathematics at the University of Toronto and Ted Mossman Chair in Mathematics, is pleased that the math curriculum is being discussed in the public forum.
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