SJC Long Island’s Cheyne Glass, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics and director of undergraduate research, spent two months this spring and summer as a visiting scientist at the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (MPIM) in Germany.
Throughout his time at MPIM, Dr. Glass was able to fully immerse himself in the world of mathematics research, attending seminars, meetings and lectures while collaborating with international scholars.
“You get to focus for two months on nothing else, just research,” said Dr. Glass, who arrived May 1 in Germany and stayed through July 1. “I believe very much that the more I stay connected with research, the more I find that it even influences how I teach the most fundamental courses here.
“Our role as professors is that we’re in tune with where knowledge is going by staying actively involved in it,” he continued. “And when you stay actively involved in it, your teaching just goes along with it, and your ideas evolve and you don’t stay stagnant.”
I feel like I owe that to our students — to give them something more than a YouTube video that came out 10 years ago, or a book that was published 70 years ago.” -Cheyne Glass, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics and director of undergraduate research
Dr. Glass is excited to bring some of what he learned into his work at St. Joseph’s College.
“I feel like I owe that to our students — to give them something more than a YouTube video that came out 10 years ago, or a book that was published 70 years ago,” said Dr. Glass, who stayed in the city of Bonn with his wife Leah while in Germany.
As far as what appeals to him about mathematics research?
“It’s just beautiful,” Dr. Glass said.