The American Mathematical Society has chosen Dana Randall, Professor in the College of Computing and Adjunct Professor in the School of Mathematics, to deliver the 2009 Arnold Ross Lecture. She will give her lecture, entitled Domino Tilings of the Chessboard: An Introduction to Sampling and Counting, on October 29, 2009 at the National Science Center/Fort Discovery in Augusta.
The AMS established this annual lecture series for talented high school students in 1993, in honor of Arnold Ross (1906-2002), a mathematician and educator who taught at several universities, including Cal Tech, Saint Louis University, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and the University of Chicago. In 1957, while at Notre Dame, he founded the Ross Mathematics Program, a multi-level summer program for gifted high school students talented in mathematics, and this program has been offered every summer since then. The program was moved to Ohio State in 1964 and is currently sponsored jointly by Ohio State and the Clay Mathematics Institute. Previous Ross lecturers include Curtis McMullen and Barry Mazur of Harvard and Kenneth Ribet and Elwyn Berlekamp of the University of California at Berkeley. more...