Karen Lange

klange2@wellesley.edu

(781) 283-3359
Mathematics
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago
SCI 359



Karen Lange
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Professor Lange's interests are in computability theory, an area of logic that explores the algorithmic content encoded in mathematical problems.


Professor Lange's interests are in computability theory, an area of logic that explores the algorithmic content encoded in mathematical problems. She studies the computational complexity of problems associated with algebraic structures such as real closed fields, fields that are generalizations of the real numbers, and free groups. Answering these computational questions often requires using tools from model theory, another area of logic, and algebra.


Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov 10

The weekly student seminar meets today, with Snow Zhang giving a presentation called "The Diagonalization Theorem and Undecidability."  We will meet in SCI362 at 12:25 for lunch, and then move to SCI364 for the talk around 12:40.

Wednesday, Nov 12

The math department hosts its next colloquium, where the speak is Cornelia Van Cott from the University of San Francisco.  Her talk is "Sometimes Pi equals 4."  We will serve refreshments in 362 from 3:45 to 4:15, then move to room 396 for the talk at 4:15.  

Monday, Nov 17

The weekly student seminar meets today, with Lulu Ye giving a presentation.  We will meet in SCI362 at 12:25 for lunch, and then move to SCI364 for the talk around 12:40.

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