Off on a Tangent 
A Fortnightly Electronic
Newsletter from the Hope College Department of Mathematics 
October 11, 2017  Vol. 16, No. 3 
http://www.math.hope.edu/newsletter.html 
This week's colloquium will feature student research 
Title: Student research presentations  
Speaker: Russell Houpt and Sarah Seckler  
Time: Thursday, October 12 at
11:00am 

Place: VanderWerf 102 
MATH
Challenge 

The 2017 Michigan
Autumn Take Home Challenge (or MATH Challenge) will
take place on the morning of Saturday, November 4
this year. Teams of two or three students take a
threehour exam
consisting of ten interesting problems dealing with topics and concepts
found in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. Each team
takes the exam at their home campus under the supervision of a faculty
advisor. 
Mathematicians discover that two types of infinities have the same size 

There
was in interesting article in Quanta Magazine recently
about infinity. The
article Mathematicians
Measure Infinities and Find They're Equal discusses this recent
discovery that two types of infinity that were long thought to be
different sizes, do, in fact, have the same size. The article gives
some history about infinities and how they can be compared. 
Actuarial
Career Opportunity Day 

AutoOwners
invites you to their annual Information Technology & Actuarial
Career Opportunity Day! The event is on Friday, October 20, 2017 from
10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. IT/Actuarial Day shows students how their
degree can be used in the insurance industry.
Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates with majors in Mathematics and Computer Science are invited. Faculty is also welcome! Each faculty member who wishes to attend should fill out a registration to ensure we adequately prepare for the correct number of attendees. More information and registration should be available soon and will hopefully be in the next newsletter.

Problem
Solvers of the Fortnight 
Problem
of the Fortnight 
Off
on a Tangent 