St. Paul, Minn. – Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Prof. and Chair Thomas Halverson will talk about “Transformational Symmetry,” when he gives his inaugural lecture as the DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at 4:45 p.m., Tue., March 31, 2015, in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center.

Halverson teaches courses throughout the mathematics curriculum, especially linear and abstract algebra, discrete mathematics, calculus, and topology. He won the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America’s North Central Section.  Halverson has been awarded four National Science Foundation research grants and a Simons Foundation grant to collaborate with Macalester students on problems in algebra and combinatorics. â€¨

Halverson received his PhD and his MA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and has held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, Calif.  He completed his undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College.

A reception will follow in the Weyerhaeuser Board Room, Weyerhaeuser Hall.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,045 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement. Learn more at macalester.edu.

March 10 2015

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