Mathematics is of central importance in the sciences. In fact, mathematics has been called the language of science. This applies not only to the physical and biological sciences but increasingly to the social, managerial, and behavioral sciences as well.
Much of mathematics, and the mathematics major at Parkside, has been developed to meet the needs of the areas of human knowledge that it serves. In addition to its service role in other areas, mathematics occupies a place of its own in our intellectual heritage. From ancient Greece to our own times, people have been drawn to the elegant structure and the fascinating problems of mathematics.
Math majors choose from three concentrations
- Pure mathematics
- Applied mathematics
- Teaching (elementary and secondary school)
Courses are taught by dedicated professors, some of whom have won awards in teaching or research. The Mathematics Department faculty is committed to helping every student interested in the compelling field of math to succeed.
Before coming to the UW-Parkside in 2016, Dr. Kandel was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (National MagLab) in Florida State University, the largest and the highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world. At the National MagLab, he was the lead scientist to develop novel electrical insulators for YBCO and Bi-2212 based high field superconductor magnet technology. With his Collaborators at the national laboratory and other universities, Dr. Kandel holds two US patents on electrical insulation technologies, has published almost 30 journal papers, and presented his research in over 60 conferences, workshops, and symposiums.
Currently, Dr. Kandel serves as the Academic Editor of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering and Advisor to the Parkside Journal of Science. He has peer-reviewed premium physics and materials science and engineering journal articles and Grant Proposals for Department of Energy and National Science Foundation.
When not engaging matters mathematical, Karwatka enjoys music, art, and history, especially that of the monarchies from which his ancestors emerged. He is a particular fan of the Habsburg Empire in all its incarnations and would gladly go on and on about it for hours if given the opportunity.
Bom Soo Kim received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.S. in astronomy from Yonsei University. He trained as a postdoctoral researcher in a joint appointment with IESL-FORTH and the University of Crete and then at Tel Aviv University. He previously worked as a teaching postdoc at the University of Kentucky and as a full time Lecturer at Loyola University Maryland. He is excited to share his experiences working at academic institutions with different cultures and to further collaborate in his research and teaching with students and faculty members at UW-Parkside.