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Fei-Fei Li to Deliver Harvey Mudd Commencement Address

Fei-Fei Li

日本一本道a不卡免费Fei-Fei Li, a thought leader in AI, champion of diversity in STEM and recent winner of the Technical Leadership Abie Award, has accepted the Class of 2020’s invitation to deliver the keynote address at Harvey Mudd College’s 62nd Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 17. President Maria Klawe thanked seniors Priyanka Agarwal and Tiffany Madruga for their […]

HMC Chemistry Joins Green Chemistry Commitment

Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg

Faculty members in the Department of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College challenge students to apply chemical principles and sustainable practices to solve societal problems. The department recently formalized these efforts by joining a growing cadre of likeminded institutions who are members of the Green Chemistry Commitment (GCC). Launched in 2013 by the green chemistry outreach […]

German Higher Education: A Lesson in History, Freedom and Grace

Colleen Coxe

Colleen Coxe, Harvey Mudd College senior director of corporate relations, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to travel to Germany as part of the U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program (IEA). Coxe participated in a group seminar designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with Germany’s higher education system, society and culture. Coxe recounts the […]

Harvey Mudd Senior Publishes Two Physics Papers in Major Journals

Matthew Fox

日本一本道a不卡免费Math-physics major Matthew Fox ’20 has published two single-author papers in high-impact journals. Physical Review D published “Palatini f(R,Lm,RμνTμν) gravity and its Born-Infeld semblance” in June, and the Journal of Mathematical Physics published “Multipole hair of Schwarzschild-Tangherlini black holes” in October. In December, in a seminar slot usually reserved for graduate students, postdocs and faculty, […]

Harvey Mudd Students Win Hackathon for Eco-Aware IDE

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日本一本道a不卡免费A tool created by Harvey Mudd College students that helps developers consider the environmental impact of their code was the top pick of judges at the recent 2019 SD Hacks intercollegiate hackathon held at UC San Diego. EverGreen, created by Alice Chi ’21, Alfredo Gomez ’21 and Matthew Krager ’21, is an eco-aware integrated development […]

Physicists Publish Evidence of Spin Memory Effect

Nicholas Breznay

日本一本道a不卡免费A paper co-authored by physics professor Nicholas Breznay ’02 has been published in npj Quantum Materials. “Persistence of spin memory in a crystalline, insulating phase-change material” reports a new way to measure a key quantum-mechanical property of electrons in disordered solid materials: their spin. “Specifically, says Breznay, “we investigated a really cool class of compounds […]

HMC Teams Place in Programming Contest Top 20

ICPC logo, Southern California Regional of the International Collegiate Programming Contest

Harvey Mudd College fielded three teams at the 2019 Southern California Regional of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) and all placed in the top 20. Team List Incomprehension was the College’s highest scoring team at fifth place (the third consecutive year an HMC team has placed fifth); this was quite a move up from […]

Su Publishes Math Book for Wide Audience

Mathematics for human flourishing Francis Su

日本一本道a不卡免费Francis Su wants you to live life more fully, and one key, he says, is more math. “The practice of mathematics cultivates virtues that help people flourish,” says Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics. “These virtues serve you well no matter what profession you choose. And the movement towards virtue happens through basic human desires.” This […]

Researchers’ Paper Contributes to Artificial Intelligence Field

F.W. Olin Science Center at Harvey Mudd College.

Contributing to the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence (AI) are Harvey Mudd College computer science Professor Jim Boerkoel and his students, Lindsay Popowski ’21 and Michael Gao ’20, whose paper “Dynamic Control of Probabilistic Simple Temporal Networks” was accepted for publication and presentation at the 2020 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Developed during the College’s […]

Castro Named to McAlister Professorship

Alfonso Castro

Alfonso Castro has been named McAlister Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Established in 2018 by longtime supporters Robert and Barbara McAlister to recognize and support the work of an outstanding faculty member within the Department of Mathematics, the appointment includes an annual discretionary fund to support travel, research or teaching. Endowed faculty chairs […]