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 university's collection of mathematical literature includes 20,000 books and 285 current journals. Textbooks and all student thesis are housed in the Mathematics Reading Room on the lower level of Cupples I Hall. The rest of the collection is in open stacks in Olin Library, the main library for the university, a three minutes walk away.
- All graduate students can have free accounts on the Math computing network which contains PCs, Imacs, Workstations and servers, all with Internet access. We support various public and commercial software packages such as TeX, Mathematica, Maple, Matlab, SAS etc. These resources are in Cupples I (the Mathematics Department's building). It is open around the clock and help is available 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.
Pictured above: Prof. Jimin Ding