Math is Lucrative
Math majors don’t always get much respect on college campuses, but fat post-grad wallets should be enough to give them a boost.
The top 15 highest-earning college degrees all have one thing in common—math skills. That’s according to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which tracks college graduates’ job offers.
“Math is at the crux of who gets paid,” said Ed Koc, director of research at NACE. “If you have those skills, you are an extremely valuable asset. We don’t generate enough people like that in this country.”
In November 2011, Scott Rodney presented a talk about his research entitled “Degenerate Sobolev Spaces and Existence of Weak Solutions to a Family of Degenerate Elliptic Dirichlet Problems” at Dalhousie.
The following is the abstract of his talk:
In recent years, the Monge-Ampère equation has been linked to families of quasilinear degenerate elliptic PDEs of second order. As a result, a greater understanding of the Monge-Ampère equation can be gained through a regularity theory for degenerate elliptic equations. This talk will introduce the notion of degenerate Sobolev spaces attached to such a regularity theory. It will be demonstrated that a Sobolev inequality adapted to a degenerate quadratic form leads to existence results for Dirichlet problems attached to second order linear PDEs in divergence form.