Atul Vyas was an outstanding CMC student who was majoring in Mathematics and Physics. He tragically lost his life in a train crash that occurred on September 12, 2008 in Chatsworth, California. The Mathematics Department at CMC fondly remembers Atul as someone who was equally excited by the power of mathematical abstraction and the possibilities for its applications. In memory of Atul, the CMC mathematics department will host a yearly lecture series, aimed at a general audience, on the Creative Application of Abstract Mathematical Ideas.

Speaker: Peter Schröder, Professor of Computer Science and Applied and Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology

Speaker: Vin de Silva, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Pomona College