As part of the College of Sciences' 50th anniversary, professor Arthur Baragar of the department of mathematical sciences will present a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in the Bigelow Physics Building, Room 102.
His talk is titled,"Circle Packings and the Markoff Equation." The Apollonian circle packing and the Markoff equation are two popular topics in mathematics that, on the surface, appear to be unrelated. Baragar will guide us deep into the mathematics that connects them.
In 1958, UNLV’s College of Science and Mathematics was formed. The following year, Robert Smith began serving as the founding dean with nearly 500 undergraduate and 41 graduate students enrolled. In fall 2018, the college had approximately 2,500 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students.