Mathematician to Visit Colleges – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Mathematician to Visit Colleges

Dr. Jean E. Taylor, Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Rutgers University, will visit Hobart and William Smith on October 23 and 24 as a Phi Beta Kappa Society Visiting Scholar.

Dr. Taylor's research interests lie primarily in the field of geometric measure theory applied to soap bubble clusters and problems of equilibrium and growth shapes of crystals. She also lectures and writes on issues concerning women in mathematics.

Past president of the Association for Women in Mathematics, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association for Women in Science, and the AAAS. She has served the American Mathematical Society as vice president and is currently chair of its board of trustees; she was a plenary speaker at the AMS Mathematical Challenges meeting in 2000. In 1998 she gave the Hedrick Lectures for the Mathematical Association of America.

While on campus, Dr. Taylor will visit classes, meet with students, and present a public lecture on her work. Her visit is sponsored by Zeta of New York, the Colleges's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa; the Department of Mathematics; and the Office of the Provost.
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