Department of Mathematics

Agnesi

In 2001 Shirley Gray happened to notice no stamp had ever been issued honoring Maria Gaetana Agnesi, the first woman to publish a surviving book of mathematics.  Agnesi deserved to join Hypatia, Herschel, Germain, Somerville, Kovalevsky, Noether and possibly others who had been rocognized by philatelic societies.  Simultaneously Gray created a web site honoring Agnesi and began to organize students in MATH 320 History of Mathematics to join a protracted initiative focused on Agnesi’s 300th birthday, May 16, 2018.  The Department of Mathematics is now proud to announce that both the Vatican and Poste Italiane joined us in remembering a truly outstanding woman.  More...


Department Office: ST F206       Telephone: (323) 343-2150       FAX: (323) 343-5074       Email: math@calstatela.edu
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm, Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
Address: Department of Mathematics, Cal State LA, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032-8204

News

Manuel Davila, Cynthia Ramirez, Gwen Ostergren presenting their research at the Joint Math Meeting in Baltimore.

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Jerry Beer, Colin Bloomfield and Grant Robinson wrote a paper, Split Continuity, that has just been accepted by the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications. Colin and Grant graduated from Cal State LA in Spring 2018 and now are working towards PhDs at Vanderbilt University and the University of Washington. More...


Daphne Liu (with some co-authors)  just published a paper on graph theory, Colouring of generalized signed triangle-free planar graphs, in Discrete Mathematics. More...

Shirley Gray and Sam Chyau (with co-author Cye H. Waldman) have an article in the latest College Mathematics Journal: Archimedes Redux: Center of Mass Applications from The Method.  More...


Events

Math Olympiads Competitions:

Saturday,  March 9, 9am-10am.

DMAS 2019 Competition:

April 20, 9am - 12pm

The Cal State LA Math Circle is looking for volunteers -  students, lecturers, staff - to help with these events. More...


March 1/2, CMC3 (California Mathematics Council Community Colleges) Spring Conference, Cal Poly Pomona. Daphne Liu is the keynote speaker. More...


March 7, Bi-Annual Shakey's Night Fundraiser. Details coming soon. More...


March 12/13, Pasadena City College Pi Day Student Conference. Cal State LA Math Department is a co-sponsor of this event. Daphne Liu is the keynote speaker. This conference is very student focussed. Many Cal State LA math students are registered to present posters. Besides food/refreshment, every poster-making student from Cal State LA will receive a Pi Day T-Shirt, a certificate, and 3 raffle tickets. The raffle tickets will go  into a drawing for an iPad Mini and other prizes. More...


March 14, Math Club Pi Day. There will be pie! More...


April 6.  Mathematical Association of America (MAA) meeting at CSU Channel Islands. The meeting will include a student poster session, invited talks and more.  More...