College of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Case Western Reserve University is an active center for mathematical research. Faculty members conduct research in algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, convexity, dynamical systems, geometry, imaging, inverse problems, life sciences applications, mathematical biology, modeling, numerical analysis, probability, scientific computing, stochastic systems and other areas.

The department offers a variety of programs leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional and applied mathematics, and statistics. Undergraduate degrees are Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in mathematics, Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics, and Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in statistics. Graduate degrees are Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. The Integrated BS/MS program allows a student to earn a Bachelor of Science in either mathematics or applied mathematics and a master’s degree from the mathematics department or another department in five years. The department, in cooperation with the college’s teacher licensure program and John Carroll University, offers a program for individuals interested in pre-college teaching. Together with the Department of Physics, it offers a specialized joint Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics.

Date posted: November 16th, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Approximation of the Entries of a Random Orthogonal Matrix by Independent Standard Normals

**Speaker:** Kathryn Lockwood (PhD Student in Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract:** The asymptotic distribution of the entries of matrices that are uniformly distributed on the orthogonal group has been studied for over a hundred years. …Read more.

Date posted: November 11th, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015 (3:00 p.m. in Yost 335)

**Title:** Stability of some geometric inequalities and their application to the rate of convergence of Steiner, Minkowski and Blaschke symmetrization

**Speaker:** Alex Segal (Tel Aviv University)

**Abstract:** We will discuss the stability of the Brunn-Minkowski, Knesser-Suss and the isoperimetric inequalities and show (using a similar idea) how each of them implies a result regarding the rate of convergence of a corresponding symmetrization process. …Read more.