The Death of the Dollar Bill: The Rise of Bitcoin and Other Online Currencies

With the digitization of information, cyberspace is a developing network that’s changing how we live. In 2009, the first digital currency, Bitcoin, was invented.  Bitcoin has been called a “decentralized virtual currency” by some economists, due to the fact that it is transferred from one user to another, called peer-to-peer or P2P, without the use of any central bank.  Sitong Chen ’16, with Professor of Economics Christophre Georges, worked this summer on an Emerson project, “Analysis of the Internet-born Currency: The Birth of Bitcoin.”  More ...

Courtney Gibbons
Gibbons Serves on MathFest Panel

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons served on a panel during the 2014 MathFest held Aug. 6-9 in Portland, Ore. The national meeting is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).  More ...

Michelle LeMasurier and Andrew Dykstra
LeMasurier and Dykstra Publish Papers

Associate Professor of Mathematics Michelle LeMasurier and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Andrew Dykstra were co-authors of two papers published in June.  More ...

Amy Defnet '16 at her internship at Aadmi Consulting in Boston.
Amy Defnet ’16 Interns at Aadmi Consulting, Human Resources Firm

Amy Defnet ’16, through the support of the Scott Steven Morris ’86 Fund, is interning this summer at Aadmi Consulting in Boston. Aadmi, a human resources consulting firm, specializes in helping its clients develop employee recruitment strategies and adhere to the confines of local tax and labor laws. Aadmi’s clients consist mostly of small businesses local to the Boston area as well as international non-profit organizations.  More ...

Courtney Gibbons (front row, left) with students at the All Girls/All Math summer camp.
Gibbons Teaches about Codes and Cryptography

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons taught a course on “Codes and Cryptography” at the 18th annual All Girls/All Math summer camp at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  More ...

Debra Boutin
Boutin Presents at Conference

Professor of Mathematics Debra Boutin gave a talk titled "Geometric Homomorphisms and the Geochromatic Number" at the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Discrete Math Conference, held June 16-19 in Minneapolis.  More ...

Hamilton mathematics concentrators and faculty at the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.
Six Students Give Talks at Hudson River Mathematics Conference

Senior mathematics concentrators Caitlin O'Connor, Meghan Doherty, Mao Ding, Carson Potter, Peter Talpey and Madeline Umscheid were speakers at the 21st annual Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, held this year at Marist College on April 26.  More ...

Sally Cockburn
Cockburn Article Receives Award

Associate Professor of Mathematics Sally Cockburn was awarded a Carl B. Allendoerfer Award by the Mathematical Association of America for her paper "Deranged Socks," co-authored by Dr. Joshua Lesperance, which appeared in the April 2013 issue of Mathematics Magazine.  More ...

Gilbert Strang
Mathematician Gilbert Strang Visits Campus March 6 and 7

Gilbert Strang, the inaugural Robert S. Morris Class of 1976 Visiting Fellow at Hamilton, and the MathWorks Professor of Mathematics at MIT, will be on campus for two events on Thursday and Friday, March 6 and 7.  More ...

Chinthaka Nilanga Kuruwita
Kuruwita Publishes in International Journal of Statistics and Probability

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Chinthaka Kuruwita published an article, Testing Equality of Nonparametric Quantile Regression Functions, in International Journal of Statistics and Probability (vol. 3, Feb,2014). It was co-authored with Colin Gallagher, Clemson University, and K. B. Kulasekera, University of Louisville.  More ...