Wash U Graduate Program in Mathematics : Physical Resources
While excellent faculty and students are essential ingredients of a strong
graduate program, good physical facilities are also necessary. Noteworthy
features of the Washington University environment are the following:
- The Department of Mathematics has its own building, Cupples
Hall. Forming one of the boundaries of the campus' main quadrangle,
this Gothic-style ninety-year-old building is home to the Department of
Mathematics. All faculty and students are housed here, and practically all
graduate courses are taught within the building. For individual study, every
graduate student has his or her own study space.
- The university's collection of mathematical literature includes 20,000
books and 285 current journals. Some books, and the most frequently used
journals, are housed in the mathematics research library in Cupples Hall.
The rest of the collection is in open stacks in the main university library, a three
minute walk away.
- Washington University is home of the Journal of Geometric
Analysis, an important new journal. It is also the home of the book
series Studies in Advanced Mathematics.
- All students have free accounts on the dozens of computers in the Student
Computing Laboratory: PCs, Macintoshes, and Unix workstations, all with
Internet access. Graduate mathematics students can also get unlimited
accounts in the Research Computing Laboratory, which contains seven networked
high performance scientific workstations from DEC, SGI, SUN, and NeXT. We
support various public and commercial software packages such as TeX, Emacs,
Mathematica, Maple, SAS, FORTRAN, C and C++, various web browsers, news
readers, and electronic mailers. The Research Computing Lab is in our own
building. It is open around the clock and help is availabe during the day.
- The Mathematics Lounge is a comfortable, unpretentious place to relax and
talk with faculty, staff, and fellow graduate students. It is a place to
read your mail, have coffee and a snack, talk out an idea at the blackboard,
or just hang out.
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