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by Olivia Drake •
In this Q&A we speak with Cameron Donnay Hill, assistant professor of mathematics. Hill joined the Wesleyan faculty this fall.
Q: Professor Hill, welcome to Wesleyan! What attracted you to the University and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science?
A: Wesleyan provides a wonderful balance between teaching and research that can be found almost nowhere else, and I can only think of a few additional places where the “average” undergrad is remarkably clever and curious.
Q: What are your research interests?
A: I’m mostly interested in questions about “finite and discrete” mathematical objects, but my research program is to adapt technology originally developed for “infinite and smooth(ish)” objects for studying my finite, discrete things. Right now, I’m specifically studying two phenomena known as zero-one laws and Ramsey properties, respectively.
Q: Please explain what a zero-one law is.
Q: Will you continue this research at Wesleyan, or what do you hope to ultimately accomplish?
A: Unless something much more interesting comes along (which I doubt), I will keep going along the same research program. In the near term, I and several other logicians in New England hope to get a hold of zero-one laws in particular, which on the whole are quite mysterious to humans right now.
Q: What classes are you teaching this year?
A: This fall, I am teaching one calculus class and a set theory course for math majors.