Mathematics Events

Beling Lecture Series

Glenn Harris Beling lecture fall 2020


Two talks by Dr. Eugenia Cheng
February 12, 2020

Eugenia Cheng IWU talk

Eugenia Cheng ISU talk

The Beling Lecture Series

The Beling lecture series in mathematics at IWU brings researchers from all around the world.  It provides an opportunity for students to see cutting edge research in various areas of mathematics. The Beling lectures for 2019-20 are:

A Matter of Gravity lecture on Nov 1 4-5 PM
First Beling lecture of the year: Prof. Steven Krantz from Washington University in St. Louis.   Image credit: Panxi Chen '20.


November 1, 2019: A Matter of Gravity.  Prof. Steven Krantz, Washington University in St. Louis.  


January 16, 2020: Introduction to Chemical Reaction Network TheoryTung Nguyen '16, University of Wisconsin -- Madison.


February 13, 2020: The Favorite Sites of Random Walks.  Prof. Steven Noren, Illinois Wesleyan University.


March 2020: Title TBA.  Prof. Bruce Berndt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.






math cookout 2019
Titan Analytics cookout to kickoff the year.  Image credit: Panxi Chen '20.

The Putnam Exam

This is one of the most challenging math exams in the world.  Undergraduates all across the US and Canada participate.  Prof. Shallue has organized a weekly practice session through the fall 2019 semester. 

The MATH Challenge

This is a regional team-based math contest.  Once again, Prof. Shallue has organized practice sessions for the IWU team.  If you are interested, then we are looking for more teammates.  Contact Prof. Shallue in the Computer Science department.  Side note: IWU has taken first place before.