Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and
Physics at the University of New Haven for Fall Semester 2018.
Our goal is to assure that the Department is a driving force in
the mathematical sciences, and that it is a
resource to the University of New Haven in
These goals define us, and let us stand out from so many other places to
work or study. These pages extend our reach to broadly engage our community
in the mathematical sciences.
The Department of Mathematics and Physics provides a
wide range of courses covering all aspects of math and physics education
from the introductory to the advanced undergraduate and introductory
graduate level. The Department offers BA and BS options for
degrees in mathematics and
also offers minors in Mathematics and in Physics.
The Department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and
of 9 full time faculty and 24 adjunts and tutors.
In addition, the Department operates a dual quad Xeon server for
faculty and students as a computational resource.
Nov 1, 2018
On November 1 at 3pm, Dmitri Friedenberg of the National Security Agency will give a seminar presentation on cryptology and the defeat of the German Enigma machine of World War II. Also discussed will be the history of the NSA, public key cryptography, and career opportunities for people trained in mathematics at the NSA.
Oct 4, 2018
On October 4 at 3pm, Dr. Binlin Wu, Assistant Professor of Physics at Southern Connecticut State University, will present on "Cancer diagnosis using visible Raman spectroscopy". Visible resonance Raman spectroscopy is a technique of optical biopsy that offers a promising alternative to invasive biopsy procedures. Dr. Wu's presentation will be held in North Hall 102.
Sept 20, 2018
On September 20 at 3pm, Dr. Ramesh Sharma will give a presentation on the properties and applications of the tangent function, from precalculus through the study of special relativity. This talk is intended to be accessible to students. The talk will be held in North Hall 102.
Sept 6, 2018
We begin our bi-weekly Department seminar series on September 6th. Talks will be held on Thursdays at 3pm. The opening talk of this year's series is an examination by Dr. Ryan Tully-Doyle of the strange claim that 1 + 2 + 3 + ... = -1/12, as seen in this viral video. The talk is intended to be accessible and entertaining for undergraduates.
Aug 23, 2018
We've just posted the highlights of student/faculty activities for 2018,
including a look back at the accomplishments of our students and recent graduates.
Please download the pdf at
Math Spotlight 2018.
June 11, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nikodem Poplawski received an
Honorable Mention award for his essay on Gravitation at
the Gravity Research Foundation.
June 8, 2018
The Department is pleased to announce the winners of the annual awards for excellence in mathematics and physics. The Academic Excellence Award in Mathematics was granted to Mara Dubnicka and Daniel West. The Academic Excellence Award in Physics has been granted to Katlyn Hanson and Gabriel Unger.
June 3, 2018
Several graduating students are leaving to pursue teaching certifications and masters degrees in education. Specifically, congragulations to:
Angela Mastropietro, '18, is attending a PhD program in mathematics at U. Conn. in the Fall 2018;
Robert Ruiz, '18, a biology major and math minor, is using his math experience to pursue a masters degree in applied statistics at Georgetown University;
Cassandra Pray, '17, is pursuing a masters degree in operations research at Indiana University of Pennsylvania after completing a research project in abstract algebra.
May 8, 2018
The Department hosted the Northeastern Section Meeting of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) on June 1-2. We welcome all to the University of New Haven. Please
review the meeting program.
April 15, 2018
After a well-attended math tournament in March 2018 during which
Yevgeniy Rivers, Math Zone Director, connected with Maria DelVecchio,
Math Coach at Bailey Middle School in West Haven, offering to design
and deliver an after-school program for seventh and eighth grade students.
With much help from two graduating math major seniors, Angela Mastropietro and Tiffany Khan, as well as from colleague and All Girls Math Academy co-founder Dr. Yasanthi Kottegoda, the six-week program was a great success.
Our curriculum is multi-faceted including: puzzling math warm-ups, biographies of a diverse pool of current STEM leaders, the mathematics of cryptography and cracking codes using Python. Our students come from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and are truly a representation of the West Haven community, which our University proudly calls home.
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For faculty advisors and students seeking advise on developmental
math courses, we provide an
online summary to help
fully understand the curriculum.
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