•    Leonardo Pisano Bigollo – aka Fibonacci – laid the groundwork for our modern-day mathematical understanding of certain shapes in n...

    Leonardo Pisano Bigollo – aka Fibonacci – laid the groundwork for our modern-day mathematical understanding of certain shapes in nature, including Nautilus shells.

Mathematics:  The Language of Nature

As far as we know, mathematics is as old as civilization itself.  In a sense, to do mathematics is at the heart of what it means to be human.  Here at Emory & Henry we try to put the human into mathematics.  Small class sizes, committed available professors, and great camaraderie among the students who work, study and play together produce a great environment for learning this sometime difficult but important and always gratifying subject.

Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Relationships Between Climate Change and Salamander Lengths</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p><picture class="lw_image lw_image403 lw_align_left"><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/500/height/667/403_4ECB12B6-02B3-49A7-A753-23E98E51C598_2.rev.1501684939.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/500/height/667/403_4ECB12B6-02B3-49A7-A753-23E98E51C598_2.rev.1501684939.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/500/height/667/403_4ECB12B6-02B3-49A7-A753-23E98E51C598_2.rev.1501684939.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/500/height/667/403_4ECB12B6-02B3-49A7-A753-23E98E51C598_2.rev.1501684939.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/611/height/815/403_4ECB12B6-02B3-49A7-A753-23E98E51C598_2.rev.1501684939.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/611/height/815/403_4ECB12B6-02B3-49A7-A753-23E98E51C598_2.rev.1501684939.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/611/height/815/403_4ECB12B6-02B3-49A7-A753-23E98E51C598_2.rev.1501684939.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/611/height/815/403_4ECB12B6-02B3-49A7-A753-23E98E51C598_2.rev.1501684939.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><img alt="Zane Moran '19, pictured right, out conducting research." data-caption="Zane Moran ’19, pictured right, out conducting research." src="/live/image/gid/2/width/611/height/815/403_4ECB12B6-02B3-49A7-A753-23E98E51C598_2.rev.1501684939.jpg" title="4ECB12B6-02B3-49A7-A753-23E98E51C598 2" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/611/height/815/403_4ECB12B6-02B3-49A7-A753-23E98E51C598_2.rev.1501684939.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/611/height/815/403_4ECB12B6-02B3-49A7-A753-23E98E51C598_2.rev.1501684939.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2400" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></p><p> Mathematics and Economics double major, <strong>Zane Moran ’19</strong>, is exploring the relationship between climate change and salamander length, hoping that any relationship that can be observed through the research may help serve as future indicators of climate change. </p></div>
  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Topology as a Means of Inferential Analysis</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p><picture class="lw_image lw_image2146 lw_align_left"><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/28/width/500/height/223/2146_Persistent_Homology.rev.1516065089.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/28/width/500/height/223/2146_Persistent_Homology.rev.1516065089.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/28/width/500/height/223/2146_Persistent_Homology.rev.1516065089.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/28/width/500/height/223/2146_Persistent_Homology.rev.1516065089.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/28/width/611/height/272/2146_Persistent_Homology.rev.1516065089.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/28/width/611/height/272/2146_Persistent_Homology.rev.1516065089.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/28/width/611/height/272/2146_Persistent_Homology.rev.1516065089.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/28/width/611/height/272/2146_Persistent_Homology.rev.1516065089.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><img alt="Josh Hess, '18 is using the abstract mathematical techniques of topology to analyze large medical data sets." data-caption="<strong>Josh Hess, '18 </strong>is using the abstract mathematical techniques of topology to analyze large medical data sets." src="/live/image/gid/28/width/611/height/272/2146_Persistent_Homology.rev.1516065089.jpg" title="Persistent Homology" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/28/width/611/height/272/2146_Persistent_Homology.rev.1516065089.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/28/width/611/height/272/2146_Persistent_Homology.rev.1516065089.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2025" data-max-h="900" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></p><p>  </p><p><strong>Josh Hess, ’18 </strong>is using the abstract mathematical techniques of topology to analyze large medical data sets</p></div>
  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">How Long is the Devil’s Staircase?</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Mathematics minor <strong>Jane Groseclose</strong> attempted to find the lengths of particular sets of Devil’s Staircases, mathematical functions that increase in a non-continuous manner.</p></div>