Mathematical Careers and Ideas:
"THE ROAD FROM WALL STREET TO MATHEMATICS"
by Dr. Michael Weingart
Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University
In Mathematical Careers and Ideas, the mathematics department is offering a series of talks for undergraduates.
The Road From Wall Street to Mathematics is the next event in this series.
Abstract: "The road from mathematics to Wall Street has become a familiar topic in this series of talks. Although the road in the opposite direction is much less commonly taken, the speaker began his career trading options on commodity futures, and found his way, somewhat improbably, to getting a PhD in pure mathematics and teaching here in the Rutgers mathematics department. In the course of telling the story of this improbable career path and what it means for current undergraduates, the talk will discuss the difference between two perspectives on the theory of mathematical finance; that of traders who occupy themselves with buying and selling derivative securities, and that of analysts who construct models for pricing these financial instruments. Humorous anecdotes of life on Wall Street will abound."
FREE PIZZA AND SOFT DRINKS FROM 6:35 in Hill 323
Talk 6:50 to 7:50 in Hill 705
All students are welcomeand their professors too.
No pizza in Hill 705, please!