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Peterson to Share Life as a Mathematician at HU

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Dr. Jonathon Peterson, assistant professor of mathematics at Purdue University, will present a seminar entitled “My Life as a Professional Mathematician.”

It will be held Friday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in Hiner Hall, located in the Dowden Science Hall at Huntington University. The seminar is a part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and is free and open to the public.

After receiving his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Minnesota, Peterson served as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University prior to taking his current position at Purdue University in 2011. His research interests involve probability as well as mathematics and sports. Peterson will discuss the nature of research in the field of mathematics with several of his own examples, and also will explain how his Christian faith relates to his work as a mathematician.

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