## Caltech’s Kortschak Scholars Program Builds a New Community

Established by businessman Walter Kortschak (MS ’82) in 2017, the program gives students from the computing and mathematical sciences the freedom to explore bold new ideas.

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# Mathematics

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Caltech’s Kortschak Scholars Program Builds a New Community

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Mathematician in Motion

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Thinking Outside the Toolbox

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A Mathematical Universe

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Caltech mathematicians have pushed the frontiers of mathematical physics, analysis, number theory, combinatorics, and group theory. They have mentored generations of students and written texts that are foundational to the field. With the renewal of the former Sloan Lab, Caltech’s Department of Mathematics will have a home commensurate with its achievements and ambitions. By naming a space in Ronald and Maxine Linde Hall of Mathematics, you can help realize the department’s potential to create a world-class teaching and research center.

To start a conversation about your potential gift, email give@caltech.edu or call (626) 395-4863.

Established by businessman Walter Kortschak (MS ’82) in 2017, the program gives students from the computing and mathematical sciences the freedom to explore bold new ideas.

For as long as he can remember, David Ignacio Fager has adored mathematics. In high school, he lived for Mu Alpha Theta competitions and skipped ahead in math textbooks the way impatient readers sometimes peek at the last page of a mystery novel.

Entrepreneur and Caltech engineering alumnus Gary Clinard (BS ’65, MS ’66) has created an innovation fund to advance interdisciplinary research in engineering and applied science at Caltech.

Even our most reliable ideas about how the universe works break down in certain domains. They can’t account for the weirdness of quantum mechanics or the recursive chaos of fractals. Hungry for answers, many researchers—including one Caltech undergraduate and her faculty mentor—aim to come up with a better explanation.