April 27th, 2013
The *2011-2012 Cornell Fact Book* states that in 2011, the first-year retention rate was 79%. That is, 79% of the entering cohort in 2010 remained at Cornell for their second year. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics

April 27th, 2013
This study looks at the economic disincentive for states to switch to the proportional electoral voting system. Every four years during the presidential campaign, both campaigns spend a considerable amount of money in the battleground states. Switching from “winner takes all” voting system to “proportionality voting” will lead to economic consequences. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics, Politics

April 14th, 2012
We normally think of space as more or less Euclidean. Straight lines are infinite; they cross maybe once, if that. Mathematicians spent almost 2000 years trying to prove that this is the only kind of space that can possibly exist. Instead they eventually found that there are non-Euclidean spaces that are logically, perfectly consistent. Read More…

Posted in Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics

April 14th, 2012
A dry foam consists of thin liquid walls separating gas cells, such as in soap suds. A foam is called wet when the liquid pools at the intersections of cell walls. It is well understood how to “decorate” the intersection of a weightless dry foam to produce a weightless wet foam in its equilibrium state. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics

April 14th, 2012
The art of crocheting can produce a stunning variety of aesthetically pleasing objects from the same skein of yarn. Some of them defy our intuition. Take, for example, the Klein bottle, a surface which like a sphere, has no edges or rims, but unlike a sphere does not have an inside and an outside—it has just one side! Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics

April 5th, 2011
If you had a collection of dots that looked like they all surrounded a line, how would you find the line? What if you suspected they came from a circle, an arch or a general curve, and what if they were in three dimensional space? Read More…

Posted in 2011, Mathematics & Statistics

April 7th, 2010
Fractional Calculus is the study of integrals and derivatives of arbitrary order. We are all at least acquainted with the idea of a regular derivative or integral, and, by iteration, second, third, and even arbitrary integer-order integrals or derivatives can be found with the tools of regular calculus. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics

April 18th, 2009
Given a directed graph with a finite number of vertices and edges, a path algebra can be produced from the linear combinations of vertices and paths. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics

April 18th, 2009
My project was on the terahertz spectroscopy of undoped, tin doped and indium doped CdSe Quantum dots. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics, Physics

April 29th, 2008
Many mathematicians and scientists have tried to visualize four dimensional space. I tried to visualize a four dimensional sierpinski pyramid and construct a three dimensional projection of the four dimensional pyramid. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics

April 14th, 2007
Last October and November I completed an internship at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona. The internship was created and supported by Dimensions, based on the ideas of Dr. Candice Nulsen (’ 94). Read More…

Posted in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, Mathematics & Statistics

April 14th, 2007
This project is an extension of the research being done by our visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Fabián Candelaria. Its purpose was to take data previously collected about the dogbane beetle and create a computer program that could project the dispersal patterns of the beetle over its lifetime. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics

April 14th, 2007
It is common knowledge in the mathematical community that Leonhard Euler discovered the Gamma Function between late 1729 and early 1730. What is unique about this result is that it is an extremely early example of what seems to be math for mathematics sake; the applications of the function were not discovered until much later. Read More…

Posted in German, History, Mathematics & Statistics

April 14th, 2007
This program is an implementation of an algorithm designed by Segre et.al. [1]. It follows a protocol intended to combine two datasets by their confidential identifiers, removing all the duplicate records without revealing the identifiers. Read More…

Posted in Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics

April 29th, 2006
The Foucault Pendulum is arguably one of the most beautiful demonstrations in physics. As the pendulum swings, the earth rotates underneath. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics, Physics

April 29th, 2006
As part of an ongoing study of the evolution of Blepharoneura, a neotropical genus of highly host-specific tephritid fruit flies, we are discovering extraordinary levels of diversity. Read More…

Posted in Biology, Mathematics & Statistics

April 29th, 2006
The ruby laser is a pulse laser with a very short pulse (a few nanoseconds) allowing us to make holograms of less stationary objects. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics, Physics

April 29th, 2006
This lecture will provide a brief history of temperament, focusing upon the four most important temperament systems. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics, Music

April 29th, 2006
The subject of this project is to predict variables that are significant in a student’ s enrollment choice. Read More…

Posted in Economics & Business, Mathematics & Statistics

April 29th, 2006
Elliptic Curves come under a relatively nascent area of mathematics known as Algebraic Geometry. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics

April 29th, 2006
This summer, I worked at the University of Florida learning how to design and construct robots. A robot is an autonomous machine that detects and responds to external stimuli in a way that simulates intelligent behaviors. Read More…

Posted in Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics

April 17th, 2004
The transition from high school to college is a tumultuous journey filled with challenges and changes. During this time of transformation, will a student change something as personal and defining as religion? Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics, Religion

April 17th, 2004
The transition from high school to college is a tumultuous journey filled with challenges and changes. During this time of transformation, will a student change something as personal and defining as religion? Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics, Sociology & Anthropology

April 17th, 2004
The transition from high school to college is a tumultuous journey filled with challenges and changes. During this time of transformation, will a student change something as personal and defining as religion? Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics, Psychology

April 12th, 2003
The television program “The Weakest Link,” is a game show with a winner-take-all format in which players vote to remove potential rivals following each round. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics

April 1st, 2000
Chaos theory, initially started in the 19th century by the French mathematician Henri Poincare and later realized by Lorenz, Feigenbaum and others, describes a system that is non-random and deterministic. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics, Physics

April 1st, 1997
Is n! ever a perfect square? The obvious solution is yes. That is when you consider 0! and 1!. But for n>1 the answer is no. I will show an easy proof of this using a result of number theory, Bertrand’s Postulate. Read More…

Posted in Mathematics & Statistics