In my first quarter at Stanford, the Business School asked me to predict my future. “What major will you choose? What new lasting friendships will you make? How will your journey unfold?”
In spring 2018, the mean on the first MATH 51 midterm was 77 percent; in fall, the mean was 92 percent. On the second midterm, the mean was 68 percent in spring and 87 percent in fall.
The SymSys major is unique to Stanford and has been donned by the likes of LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman ’89, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ’97 and Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger ’09.
Deepti Kannan ’19 and Aneesh Pappu ’19 were named Marshall Scholars on Monday, receiving funding for their to graduate education at a university of their choice in the United Kingdom.
At “A Celebration of Mind: Mathematics, Art and Magic” on October 20, artist Alexa Meade, mathematician Henry Segerman and magician Mark Mitton came together to discuss the magic behind unrestrained fun and play. Meade has a “Funhouse House” full of rainbow stairs, mirrored walls, hanging neon spandex and doors hidden behind cabinets. Meade takes silliness…
Math 79SI: “Proof Positive: Principles of Mathematics” is a new student-initiated class that introduces students to basic mathematical proof-writing techniques.
Kenneth Arrow, the youngest economist to date to win the Nobel Prize, taught and researched at Stanford until 1991. His work revolved around theories of social choice.
Joseph Keller, professor emeritus of mathematics and mechanical engineering, died at his home in Palo Alto from kidney cancer on Sept. 7 at 93 years old. Best known for his Geometrical Theory of Diffraction, Keller devised solutions to problems in the sciences and engineering.