Dartmouth to Hold 25th Annual Wetterhahn Science Symposium

Thhe Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center
The Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00) 

Anne Gelb, an applied mathematician at Arizona State University, will open the 25th Annual Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium with a keynote address that examines the role of mathematics in imaging.

Named in honor of the late Karen E. Wetterhahn, a professor of chemistry and co-founder of the Women In Science Project (WISP) at Dartmouth, the symposium was established in 1992. This year’s event is free and open to the public.

Gelb’s presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, in the Oopik Auditorium of the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center.

Gelb, who will be joining the faculty at Dartmouth in the Department of Mathematics this fall, specializes in developing mathematical tools that enable image reconstruction in a wide range of fields, from medicine to radar. In her talk, she will explain some of the mathematical challenges that arise in her research and talk about how her scientific path led her to discover some solutions.

The keynote address will be followed by the Undergraduate Poster Session from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dartmouth undergraduates who are conducting scientific research will be on hand to explain the work they have presented in their posters.

Students presenting senior honors thesis research will be participating in the Christopher G. Reed Science Competition, sponsored by Sigma Xi (a scientific research society).

Poster session entrants may also compete in the Library Research Award for the Sciences, sponsored by Dartmouth College Library and the Friends of the Dartmouth College Library.

Symposium Sponsors:

Joseph Blumberg