New Professor in Math Department: Natalie Cartwright
Dr. Natalie Cartwright
Natalie Cartwright comes to us from the University of Vermont where she received her PhD in Mathematics in 2004. Her area of specialization is applied asymptotic analysis, the study of limiting behavior of physical systems. Her dissertation was on the asymptotic expansions of integrals as applied to electromagnetic pulse propagation. Her current research is the study of pulse propagation through the ionosphere. The results of this research will help assess the feasibility of remote sensing from orbiting satellites.
Last year Natalie was awarded the Young Investigator’s Research Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. This carries a 3-year grant of $300,000.
She is currently teaching Differential Equations and Applied Mathematics, and is also serving as faculty advisor for the local student chapter of SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Natalie encourages all students to stop by her office to discuss math, math problems and math careers. She is particularly fond of discussing complex variables, debating whether mathematics is invented or discovered, and having students tell her how math is found in their "non-math" courses.