Mathematics is a subject of great intrinsic power and beauty. It is the universal language of science, and is essential for a clear and complete understanding of virtually all phenomena. Mathematical training prepares a student to express and analyze problems and relationships in a logical manner in a wide variety of disciplines, including the physical, engineering, social, biological, and medical sciences, business, and pure mathematics itself. This is a principal reason for the perpetual need and demand for mathematicians in education, research centers, government, and industry.
Lehigh University's Department of Mathematics is seeking applications to fill two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, beginning Fall 2018, in the areas of Algebraic Geometry and Mathematical Modeling / Applied Mathematics.
For the first position, we seek individuals with a specialization in an area of Algebraic Geometry that would enhance and complement the research interests of an active geometry group. Areas of current department research in geometry include but are not limited to: algebraic geometry, arithmetic geometry, complex geometry, differential geometry, and geometric analysis. Other related areas of active research include algebra, algebraic combinatorics, algebraic topology, discrete mathematics, and number theory. Lehigh University publishes the Journal of Differential Geometry.
As for the second position, we seek individuals with a specialization in an area of Mathematical Modeling that includes connections to some area of application and that would complement the research interests of the Department. Areas of research interests include but are not limited to: differential equations, mathematical biology, engineering mathematics, mathematical robotics, scientific computing, numerical analysis, and mathematical physics.
A Everett Pitcher Lecture Series
A lecture series in honor of A Everett Pitcher is held annually, and is coming up this fall. Pitcher was secretary of the AMS from 1967 until 1988, and served in the mathematics department here at Lehigh from 1938 until 1978, when he retired as distinguished Professor of Mathmatics. He died on December 4, 2006 at the age of 94.
This year, the first speaker will be Kannan Soundararajan. Soundararajan was born and grew up in Madras (now Chennai), India. He was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and received his Ph. D. from Princeton University in 1998 under the supervision of Peter Sarnak. After postdoctoral work at Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study, Soundararajan was on the faculty of the University of Michigan until 2006, when he moved to his current professorship at Stanford. There will be three lectures:
- Monday: 9/11/17 "Primes Fall for the Gambler's Fallacy"
- Tuesday: 9/12/17 "Moments and Distribution of the Riemann Zeta-function and L-functions"
- Thursday: 9/14/17 "Recent Progress in Multiplicative Number Theory