

A Centennial Celebration or . . .
250 Years of Math at Penn
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Centenary Celebration, October
30
Morning Roundtable (200 College Hall)
Mathematics and Science at the turn of the 21st centurytheir promise,
problems, and interconnections
 1010:10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Symposium Speakers
 10:1010:30 a.m. Remarks about Mathematical Proof and Major
Changes to be Expected in Applied Mathematics; Cathleen Synge Morawetz,
Professor Emerita, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York
University
 10:3010:50 a.m. Biomedical Research at the Millennium; Bert
Vogelstein, M.D., Clayton Professor of Oncology, Director of the Molecular
Genetics Laboratory Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, and Investigator in
the Howard Hughes Institute
 11:1011:30 a.m. Paradoxes for the Twenty First Century;
George E. Andrews, Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics and Chairman
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University
 11:3012:30 p.m. Mathematics as a Tool for Understanding
Nature; Freeman J. Dyson, Emeritus Professor, School of Natural Science,
Institute for Advanced Study
Afternoon Program (200 College Hall)
 33:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
In honor of their remarkable achievements, Mathematics Department Chair
Dennis DeTurck will present George E. Andrews, GR'64, Freeman J. Dyson,
Cathleen Synge Morawetz and Bert Vogelstein, M.D., C'70, with the Department
of Mathematics Centennial Award.
President Judith Rodin will award the University of Pennsylvania Medal
for Distinguished Achievement to Freeman J. Dyson and Cathleen Synge Morawetz.
Dr. Andrews is one of the foremost authorities on the work of turnofthecentury
mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, and is active in addressing the
question surrounding math and science education at all levels. Dr. Dyson
is a mathematician and physicist, known for his work in the quantum theory
of of electric and magnetic phenomena, and for his speculative work on the
possibility of extraterrestrial civilations. Dr. Morawetz is an applied
mathematician who has advanced airfoil design for supersonic aircraft through
her work on partial differential equations and their applications to transonic
flow. Dr. Vogelstein has advanced the understanding of the genetic basis
of colon cancer by discovering the pattern of the several genetic mutations
leading from the formation of polyps to the onset of cancer of the colon.
 3:304 p.m. Penn Glee Club
 4:105:10 p.m. Address by Freeman Dyson: Gravity is Cool:
or Why Our Universe is Hospitalbe to Life
Reception and Banquet
(reservations required) Call (215) 8988627 or centennial@math.upenn.edu
 67 p.m. Reception, Inn at Penn
 710:30 p.m. Banquet Dinner, Inn at Penn

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The Penn Faculty of Arts, on June 22,
1859. Upper left to right: John F.Frazer, Henry Vethake, E. Otis Kendall.
Lower left to right: Francis A. Jackson, Henry Coppée, George Allen. 


Claytor's Curves, (left) created by William Waldron Schiefflin Claytor
(Ph.D. 1933), the third AfricanAmerican to receive a Ph.D. in Mathematics.
Edwin Schofield Crawley,(right) the 1899 chairman of the newlyformed
Department of Mathematics
Dennis M. DeTurck, (below, left) the current chair of the Mathematics
Department, and a curve (below, right) created using the Maple programming
language, currently used by math students. 



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This timeline of math at Penn was compiled by Dr.
Frank Warner and Dr. Stephen Shatz. A large illustrated version of it will
be on display at the centennial celebration and afterwards in the math department.
More information on the history of Penn's math department is available at
www.math.upenn.edu/100/Centennial.html,
and in a booklet which will be distibuted at the celebration, and mailed
to anyone who graduated from Penn with a mathematics degree.
 November 13, 1749Trustees constituted for the Academy and
Charitable School.
 1750First location is at Fourth & Arch.
 December 17, 1750Mr. Theophilus Grew appointed first Master
in Mathematics.
 July 13, 1753Trustees receive Charter for the Academy.
 June 10, 1755Trustees receive Charter for the College which
can grant degrees.
 July 11, 1755Theophilus Grew appointed Mathematical Professor
in the College.
 1761The Rev. Hugh Williamson appointed Professor of Mathematics
(later delegate to Constitutional Convention and member of first Congress).
 1773James Cannon appointed the Professor of Mathematics.
 1782Robert Patterson appointed the Professor of Mathematics.
 1802University moves to Ninth Street.
 1814Robert Maskell Patterson (son of Robert Patterson) appointed
the Professor of Mathematics.
 1827Robert Adrain appointed the Professor of Mathematics.
 1834Edward Henry Courtenay appointed the Professor of Mathematics.
 Spring 1834Many Faculty meetings devoted to discipline problems.
 1836Henry Vethake appointed the Professor of Mathematics.
 1855Ezra Otis Kendall appointed the Professor of Mathematics.
 1872University moves to West PhiladelphiaDepartment located
in new College Hall.
 March, 1881Trustees approve creation of Ph.D.
 March 18, 1881Thomas A. Scott letter to Trustees regarding
chair in mathematics.
 June 7, 1881Thomas A. Scott Professorship establishedEzra
Otis Kendall appointed to the Scott Chair.
 November 1882First faculty appointed to the Faculty of Philosophy.
 December 8, 1882First meeting of the Faculty of Philosophyregarded
as the beginning of the Graduate School.
 1892Edwin S. Crawley receives first Penn Ph.D. in Mathematics.
 1892Class of 1880 endows freshman prize exam in mathematicsFirst
prize $50 (tuition $160 at the time).
 December 3, 1895Professor Doolittle appointed Professor of
Mathematics and Flower Professor of Astronomy.
 1896Ezra Otis Kendall retires but retains Scott chair.
 January 10, 1899Death of Ezra Otis Kendall.
 1899Professor Crawley appointed to the Scott Chair. Professor
Doolittle drops the title of Professor of Mathematics. Mathematics now
independent of other disciplines. This is the beginning of The Department
of Mathematics at Penn.
 1901Roxana Hayward Vivian is first woman Ph.D. in Mathematics
at Penn.
 1914Major Subjects, including Mathematics, were introduced
in the College's "New Curriculum."
 1928Dudley Weldon Woodard is first AfricanAmerican mathematician
to receive a Ph.D. at Penn second in the U.S.
 1933William Claytor is second AfricanAmerican mathematician
to receive a Ph.D. at Pennthird in the U.S.
 1933George Hervey Hallett becomes the third holder of the
Scott Chair.
 1934Hans A. Rademacher emigrates to US and joins Penn's faculty.
 1941John Robert Kline appointed to the Scott Chair.
 1954Department moves from College Hall to the David Rittenhouse
Laboratory.
 1956Hans Adolph Rademacher appointed to the Scott Chair.
 1958100th Ph.D. in Mathematics.
 1962Oscar Goldman appointed Department Chair by Provost David
Goddard.
 1964Richard V. Kadison appointed to the Kuemmerle Chair.
 1967Eugenio Calabi appointed to the Scott Chair.
 1973200th Ph.D. in Mathematics.
 1978Rademacher Lecture Series begins with S.S. Chern, M. Schutzenberger,
I.M. Singer, and John T. Tate.
 1985Penn initiates East Regional Geometry Festival.
 1988Julius Shaneson appointed to first Francis J. Carey Term
Chair in Mathematics.
 December 1988Penn hosts first major USUSSR mathematics conference
in modern times.
 1988Marcelo Llarull appointed first Rademacher Instructor.
 1990Fan Chung awarded MAA Allendoerfer Award for mathematical
exposition.
 1991Eugenio Calabi awarded AMS Steele Prize for fundamental
work on differential geometry.
 1994Shmuel Weinberger appointed to the Scott Chair.
 1994Fan Chung appointed to the Class of 1965 Term Chair.
 1995Julius Shaneson appointed to the Class of 1939 Professorship.
 1995Dennis DeTurck appointed to the Davidson Kennedy Professorship
in the College.
 1995David Harbater appointed to the Robert I. Williams Term
Chair.
 1995David Harbater awarded AMS Cole Prize for solution of
Abhyankar's Conjecture.
 1996Herbert Wilf awarded MAA Franklin and Deborah Haimo Award
for excellence in university teaching.
 1996300th Ph.D. in Mathematics.
 1996David Harbater appointed to the E. Otis Kendall Professorship.
 1997Alexandre Kirillov appointed to a Francis J. Carey Term
Chair.
 1998Herbert Wilf appointed to the Scott Chair.
 1998Herbert Wilf awarded AMS Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution
to Research.
 1998Percy Deift awarded SIAM's Pólya Prize.
 1999Richard V. Kadison awarded AMS Steele Prize for Lifetime
Achievement.
 1999Jerry L. Kazdan awarded MAA Lester R. Ford Award for mathematical
exposition.
 2000Percy Deift appointed to a Francis J. Carey Term Chair.
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