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.

**Hiring**

Lehigh University's Department of Mathematics seeks applications to fill two tenure-track positions in statistics or applied probability.

For these positions, we seek individuals with a specialization in an area of Statistics or Probability which includes connections to some area of application or development of computational tools for applications of statistical modeling and modern statistical analysis. Individuals should have expertise in one of the following areas: theory of statistics, statistical modeling of high-dimensional data, statistical decision making, machine learning, statistical aspects of risk theory or financial mathematics, stochastic modeling in mathematical biology, risk modeling, statistical aspects of actuarial science or complicated data analytics using stochastic models with applications in data science. Other specialties that mesh with departmental needs will be considered. Ability in teaching the theory of statistics and some intermediate level courses in computational statistics is required.

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## 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.

In spring of 2019 our speaker will be Richard Hamilton from Columbia University. Dr. Hamilton was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1943. He received his B.A in 1963 from Yale University, and Ph.D. in 1966 from Princeton University at age 23. He taught at Cornell University, UC San Diego, and UC Irvine before joining Columbia University where he is currently Davies Professor of Mathematics. There will be three lectures:

- Monday: 4/15/19 "The Ricci Flow and the Poincare Conjecture "
- Wednesday: 4/17/19 "Estimates for the Ricci Flow"
- Thursday: 4/18/19 "Surgery on the Ricci Flow"

*(For more information, please click on the event listing, or click here.)*