School of Mathematical Sciences – News
December 8, 2020
Dell Technologies and TACC Fuel Great Innovations
CIO Magazine mentions Manuela Campanelli, professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, and her work with the TACC Frontera supercomputer.
November 24, 2020
The odds of contracting COVID-19 at Thanksgiving
WHEC-TV talks to Nathan Cahill, associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences and director of the mathematical modeling Ph.D. program, about potential exposure to COVID-19.
November 5, 2020
New black hole merger simulations could help power next-gen gravitational wave detectors
Scientists have developed new simulations of black holes with widely varying masses merging that could help power the next generation of gravitational wave detectors. RIT Professor Carlos Lousto and Research Associate James Healy from RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences outline these record-breaking simulations in a new Physical Review Letters paper.
October 29, 2020
LIGO and Virgo announce 39 new gravitational wave discoveries during first half of third observing run
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration released a catalog of results from the first half of its third observing run (O3a), and scientists have detected more than three times as many gravitational waves than the first two runs combined. Several researchers from RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation were heavily involved in analyzing the gravitational waves and understanding their significance.
September 9, 2020
RIT scientists contribute to the first discovery of an intermediate-mass black hole
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration recently announced the discovery of GW190521, the most massive gravitational wave binary observed to date, and Rochester Institute of Technology scientists played an important role in identifying and analyzing the event.
September 2, 2020
New mathematical method shows how climate change led to the fall of an ancient civilization
Nishant Malik, assistant professor in RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences, has developed a mathematical method that shows how shifting monsoon patterns led to the demise of the Indus Valley Civilization, a Bronze Age civilization contemporary to Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt.
August 12, 2020
Faculty-Student Collaboration Responsible for COVID Modeling Development
Two RIT students collaborated with faculty and co-authored their first paper which contributes to the body of knowledge surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 23, 2020
RIT researchers create easy-to-use math-aware search interface
Researchers at RIT have developed MathDeck, an online search interface that allows anyone to easily create, edit and lookup sophisticated math formulas on the computer. Created by an interdisciplinary team of more than a dozen faculty and students, MathDeck aims to make math notation interactive and easily shareable, and it's is free and open to the public.
May 28, 2020
RIT scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19
Nathaniel Barlow, associate professor in RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences, and Steven Weinstein, head of RIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, outline a solution to the SIR epidemic model, which is commonly used to predict how many people are susceptible to, infected by, and recovered from viral epidemics, in a study published in Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena.
May 26, 2020
RIT researchers receive grant to study microplastic pollution in Lake Ontario
A team of RIT researchers will explore how tiny particles of plastic pollution are impacting Lake Ontario thanks to new funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The multidisciplinary group will examine how microplastics are transported and transformed in the lake, where they ultimately end up and what effects they have on the ecosystem.
May 9, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology estimates 381 tons of plastic in Lake Erie -- most of it on the bottom
Cleveland.com talks to mathematical modeling doctoral student Juliette Daily and Professor Matthew Hoffman about their research on plastic pollution in Lake Erie.
May 8, 2020
Daily dose of COVID-19 numbers: Advice for sorting out what's important
WHAM-TV talks to Ernest Fokoue, professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, about sorting out COVID-19 data.