# Mathematics

## The Math Department is still having events!

Visit our Weekly Program page to view upcoming online seminars, teaching forums, departmental meetings and more.

## April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

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## 12-2-1942

December 2, 2021

At 3:36 p.m., in a squash court under the West Stands of Stagg Field (the abandoned football stadium) at the University of Chicago, the first self-sustaining nuclear (fission) reaction took place. Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) was leader of the Manhattan Project. More information about: Enrico Fermi The Manhattan Project

## 12-2-1594

December 2, 2021

Gerardus Mercator died in the Duchy of Cleves (now Germany). The famous Flemish mapmaker's most celebrated mathematical achievement is the Mercator projection. More information about: Gerardus Mercator

## 12-2-1831

December 2, 2021

Paul du-Bois Reymond born in Berlin, Germany, to a family that had recently emigrated from Switzerland. Primarily an analyst, his early mathematical interest was partial differential equations. More information about: Paul du Bois Reymond

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