Mathematician
## Mike RaughEmail: auranteacus at gmail com Brief Professional Bio |

In my talk of July 6, I stated Lebiniz never explained how
he derived his construction, but this is incorrect: see
*supplementary notes*.

2016 (July 6) Talk for RIPS Program at IPAM:
*How did Leibniz Solve the
Catenary Problem? A Mystery Story*.

Not such a mystery after all! Leibniz explained his solution in a private letter to Bodenhausen of 1691 noted in the talk of Jan 4, 2017. This talk sets forth an independent solution that demonstrates directly how the hyperbolic functions can be discovered at the heart of the catenary problem.

2013 The Real Numbers are Not Real:,

Also presented to UNM Math & Stats Club on 3/8/2013. See the related Problematic Four Bugs Problem

2012 For New Mexico Math Contest of Feb 4:

(Repeated at Agilent Technologies Inc in Santa Clara at request of Geront Owen, 8/12/2013)

2012 What was on Top of Archimedes' Tomb?, Mar 2 at 27th Los Angeles City College Math Contest (abreviated version of the New Mexico Math Contest talk)

2010 The Innkeeper's Problem and Tale

2009 Irrationality of

2008 How do you know what time it is?

2007 Hey, who really discovered that theorem!

2006

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I worked with IPAM staff and the late Robert Borrelli of Harvey Mudd College to create the RIPS program in 2001, and then to continue developing the program over the fifteen summers of my directorship. I enjoyed working with the many students and academic mentors who participated in RIPS over all those years.

My approach to
managing the RIPS program,
was presented to the panel *Starting
and maintaining a student industrial research progam in
the mathematical sciences* at the MAA's MathFest of Aug 4, 2007 in San Jose, CA.

RIPS continued in the summer of 2016 under the directorship of the talented Spanish mathematician and teacher Prof. Susana Serna of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Prof. Serna had been an academic mentor for RIPS teams for the previous eight summers.

2007–

(Last modified January 18, 2017)