We open with an interview with Loyola Marymount Associate Professor of Mathematics Christina Eubanks-Turner. Prof. Eubanks-Turner is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and received her doctoral degree in mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the supervision of Sylvia Wiegand. She is an expert in commutative algebra and is also actively involved with mathematics outreach. Our interview with Prof. Eubanks-Turner was conducted by Wellesley College undergraduate Melissa Carleton.
Next, we have a delightful story by King’s College Professor of Mathematics Konstanze Rietsch who also served as illustrator. You could say that the story is about a mathematically-inclined architect, or it’s about a nasty queen and her spoiled children, or it’s about a Diophantine equation, which is an equation to be solved in integers. And if Diophantine equations are your thing, you can also try your hand at solving Diophantine equations related to the Pythagorean equation in Another Diophantine Equation on page 25.
In between, Emily and Jasmine make steady progress at understand the pattern created by two zigzags across a rectangle, and there’s a Learn by Doing on using complex numbers to study plane geometry. Included in this Learn by Doing is a very brief introduction Möbius transformations, the topic that inspired this issue’s pumpkin cover.
We close with Notes from the Club, which are now being written by our recently hired Head Mentor, Grace Work. The club continues to be abuzz with mathematical activity, and we’re pretty confident that we’ll be showcasing member works in the Bulletin pretty soon.
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