Seen on the Web

### 20 Years on the Internet

*hws3.hws.edu*. For a time, the HWS web address was http://hws3.hws.edu:9000. (The link is to a copy of the site captured by the "Wayback Machine" at the Internet Archive in 1997.)

Our own web site, math.hws.edu, was also established at about the same time. Originally, it ran on a Mac IIci computer in Professor Eck's office. You can see a version of that site. Most of the links don't work, but the one to Professor Vaughn's original web pages does. The web site math.hws.edu later to moved to a Solaris workstation for a while, before finally settling onto a series of Linux servers. You might also like to browse the history of the site on the Wayback Machine.

One more historical note: Professor Eck's first course web page, for CPSC 328, Winter '95 (Program Translators) was up and running by early January 1995.

Posted 17 December 2014

### Math Awareness Month

The web site www.mathaware.org has information about the annual celebration of Math Awareness Month in April 2011.

"Unraveling Complex Systems" is theme for Mathematics Awareness Month, April 2011, as per a joint announcement from the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM).

How do epidemics spread, birds flock, and stock markets operate?

Many of these answers fall within the realm of mathematics.

From natural entities such as living cells, insect colonies and whole ecosystems to man-made inventions like power grids, transportation networks and the World Wide Web, we see complex systems everywhere. Deciphering the mathematics behind such systems can unravel well-structured networks and discernible patterns in natural and artificial structures. That is the idea behind Mathematics Awareness Month.

Understanding these complex systems can not only help us manage and improve the reliability of such critical infrastructures of everyday life, but can also allow us to interpret, enhance and better interact with natural systems. Mathematical models can delineate interactions among components of these systems, analyze their spontaneous and emergent behaviors, and thus help prevent undesirable developments while enhancing desirable traits during their adaptation and evolution.

Posted 4 April 2011

### Pi Day News: Version 1.1

Posted 14 March 2011

### Pi Day: Will it turn into Tau Day?

Posted 14 March 2011

### Math and CS Have the Best Jobs

Posted 12 March 2011

### GPU Programming for Medical Visualization

**Max Beckett '11**found this 16-minute lecture on the TED web site, about the use of GPU Programming for visualization of medical data. Max did an independent study on GPU programming in the Fall semester.

Posted 1 March 2011

### Math in the News: Four Are Awarded Medal in Mathematics

Posted 1 March 2011