# Current spotlight items

A list of special news items featured on our home page.

# Discovery of classic Pi formula a “cunning piece of magic”

Mathematicians are accustomed to seeing π in a variety of fields. But professor Tamar Friedmann was still surprised to find it lurking in a formula for energy states of the hydrogen atom.

**Link:**http://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/discovery-of-classic-pi-formula-a-cunning-piece-of-magic-128002/**Posted:**2016-11-16 17:52:02 -0500

# WeBWorK promo

WeBWorK is an open-source online homework system developed in the UR Math Department by Profs. Mike Gage and Arnold Pizer. They received the 2016 AMS award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. WeBWorK is now used at over 700 colleges and universities around the world.

**Link:**http://webwork.maa.org**Posted:**2016-11-16 18:17:03 -0500

# Fall 2016 Wing Lectures

Prof. Doris Schattschneider presented a series of lectures on the Mathematics and Art of M. C. Escher.

**Link:**http://web.math.rochester.edu/news-events/wing-lectures/#fall-2016**Posted:**2017-05-01 15:17:05 -0400

# Fall 2017 Wing Lectures (Waves)

Prof. Catherine Sulem presented a series of lectures on the mathematics of waves.

**Link:**http://web.math.rochester.edu/news-events/wing-lectures/#spring-2017**Posted:**2017-05-01 15:18:52 -0400

# Fall 2017 Wing Lectures (Sagemath)

Prof. William Stein presented a series of lectures on open-source software in Mathematics education.

**Link:**https://web.math.rochester.edu/news-events/wing-lectures/#spring-2017-1**Posted:**2017-05-01 15:26:02 -0400