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Dr. Fox Invited to the “Trees in Many Contexts” Conference

Dr. Nathan Fox, assistant professor of mathematics, has been accepted to the American Mathematical Society’s Mathematics Research Communities Conference titled ”Trees in Many Contexts.”  

A tree is a mathematical structure that can be analyzed as either a data structure or a graph.  A data structure is defined by its elements while a graph is concerned with the links between the elements.  Trees are applicable in many fields including biology, chemistry, physics, data science and, of course, mathematics, to name a few.  

The conference will give Fox an opportunity to explore the field deeply and build up his research network.  The conference will be held June 5 – June 11, 2022 in Java Center, NY.

Submitted by: Michael H. Wood, chair, Quantitative Sciences

Canisius Community Mourns the Passing of Dr. Daniel Dempsey

The Canisius College community and the Department of Quantitative Sciences mourns the passing of Daniel Dempsey ‘52, PhD. Dan was the embodiment of what it means to be a Griffin.  Graduating with a degree in physics, he went on to earn his PhD from the University of Notre Dame.    

After his graduate work, Dan returned to Canisius and rejoined the Physics Department as a faculty member and instructor.  He taught physics at the college for 51 years (over a third of as long as the college has been in existence).  As Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”.  Thank you, Dan, for being a giant to so many Canisius physicists.

The full obituary can be found here –

Submitted by: Michael Wood, professor of physics, Department of Quantitative Sciences