# SUnMaRC 2016

## Faculty Speakers

### Noam Elkies

Noam D. Elkies is a professor of mathematics at Harvard University. His main research interests are in arithmetic geometry and computational number theory, notably elliptic curves and K3 surfaces; he has also contributed to the study of sphere packing, coding theory, and combinatorics. His main interest outside mathematics is classical music, and he often lectures on the intersection between mathematics and music, most recently as the Frame Lecturer for the centennial MathFest meeting of the Mathematical Association of America. Elkies has won the Lester R. Ford Award and the Levi L. Conant Prize, both for excellence in expository writing about mathematics. website#### G-sharp, A-flat, and the Euclidean Algorithm

### Susan Loepp

Susan Loepp is a professor of mathematics at Williams College.
Her primary research area is in commutative algebra for which she
has been a plenary speaker at MathFest, a national meeting of the
Mathematical Association of America. She has
supervised the research of approximately 50 undergraduate students,
and has directed the REU site at Williams College and worked with
Williams students in their SSP program; both programs actively
promote involvement of students from underrepresented groups in mathematical
research. She is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and
a winner of the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award, a national
award for the teaching of college mathematics.
She is also coauthor of the book,
Protecting Information: From Classical Error Correction to Quantum
Cryptography.
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