math

Math professor publishes book chapter and presents at special session

Michael Penn

Randolph College mathematics professor Michael Penn recently published a chapter in the Springer INdAM book series. The chapter, titled “Permutation Orbifolds of Fermionic Vertex Superalgebras,” was part of the book Affine, Vertex, and W-algebras. The work described orbifold algebras for rank 3 free and symplectic fermion algebras, and in the case of the free fermion... READ MORE >>

Quintero places in top third among contestants in regional math competition

Jude Quintero '20 (left) and mathematics professor Michael Penn work on an equation

A Randolph student earned a spot near the top of the final standings in a competition that included 758 participants from more than 200 colleges and universities across the East Coast. Jude Quintero ’20 placed 166th in the annual Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest (VTRMC), which was held in the fall. The VTRMC, which began... READ MORE >>

Two students selected for new study abroad opportunity at Queens University Belfast 

Gunnar Copeland (left) and Wade Hall

Since he arrived at Randolph, Wade Hall ’21 has dreamed of studying abroad. Now, thanks to a new partnership between Randolph and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), he’ll get to spend a semester abroad in Ireland. What’s more, he’ll get to experience it with one of his best friends, Gunnar Copeland ’21.  The two students are... READ MORE >>