Mathematical Moments(*)

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the spread of Covid-19, it was felt prudent to postpone this year's Math Day to a more propitious moment. We are tentatively rescheduling it for Saturday, October 24, 2020. Please, keep checking the math Department page for updates.

We thank all of you who registered and we hope to see you later in the year.

For questions or suggestions, send your e-mails to
or call Dr. Tomas Schonbek at (561) 297-3355.
Suggestions from teachers, especially from those who attended previous Math Days, are particularly welcome.

About FAU. Florida Atlantic University serves over 30,000 undergraduates, and 5,000 graduate and professional students in a rapidly expanding urban environment with a main campus located three miles from the Atlantic Ocean, on an 850-acre site in Boca Raton. The department of mathematical sciences offers the degrees BA, BS, MS, MS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, MS in Teaching, and PhD in Mathematics. There are 35 faculty members in the department, most of them actively engaged in research in areas that range from the purely classical to cutting edge applications in biomathematics and communications security. Students graduating from the department have the option of pursuing careers in teaching, in industry, or continue their mathematical education by enrolling in a graduate program, either at FAU or elsewhere. For qualified students, the department offers a combined BS-MS program.


Math Day 2020 is made possible through the very generous underwriting sponsorship of Wells Fargo Bank.

Math Day is organized by Emily Cimillo, Maria Provost, Sonia Kimbrough, Cristina Castaneda, Paul Yiu, and Tomas Schonbek. However, it would not be possible without the enthusiastic and indispensable support received from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, the Center for Cryptology and Information Security, all of the staff, faculty, and students of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and last, but definitely not least, from all the hard working high school mathematics teachers in Broward, Palm Beach, Dade, and Martin counties.

(*) ``Mathematical Moments is a series of posters published by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) promoting "appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture.'' Clicking on the image opens the pdf version on another page. The full series of over 70 moments can be viewed and downloaded at One of the images is just a poster from the AMS. Other AMS posters can be viewed and downloaded at